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THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY - (50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION)

Gatehouse Theatre
Thursday 8th November 2018
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Vintage festival ready for take-off

A brand new ‘Vintage and Handmade Festival’ is ready for take-off at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford!  

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Celebrity chef headlines at Cosford Food Festival

Date: 21-22 July 2018
Time: 10am to 5pm
Cost: £6 adult / £2 child (5-15 years / under 5's free) / £14 family (2 adults and up to 4 children)
 
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Local performers join cast of Shakespeare at the Castle

Following the recent cast announcement for this year's Stafford Festival Shakespeare production of Macbeth, more details have been released about the local performers involved in the show at Stafford Castle.

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Count Arthur Strong is Alive and Unplugged at Gatehouse

The hilarious comedian and star of his very own TV sitcom, Count Arthur Strong, is set to perform at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre next month in his brand new show, "Alive and Unplugged"
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Shooting STAARs: Aerospace STEM summer camp launches for young adults

Northrop Grumman and Royal Air Force Museum are joining forces to deliver the Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency (STAAR) programme
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Blofeld declares on 78 in final Gatehouse appearance

English cricketing legend, Henry Blofeld, is set for his final performance at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre next month with his farewell show, '78 Retired'
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Staffordshire's role in WWI explored at Great War Forum

People interested in Staffordshire's role during the Great War are invited to find out more at a free event.

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Families urged to 'Staycation' in Staffordshire over half term

Families in Staffordshire are being encouraged to staycation during the February half term holiday and take advantage of the county's wealth of attractions
 
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!-- en-GB--Gatehouse Theatre Summer Project 2018 announcement!-- en-GB--

Gatehouse Theatre Summer Project 2018 announcement

New format and new shows for Gatehouse Theatre Summer Project
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Cosford sleepovers...a night at the museum awaits!

Grab your sleeping bag and get set for a night at the Royal Air Force Museum, as Cosford launches its 'Pillows and Pilots'sleepovers for youngsters!
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Staffordshire Day celebrations extended for 2018

This year's Staffordshire Day extravaganza is set to take place over a week to give as many people as possible chance to get involved.
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Doors opening to '100 Cockpits and Cabs' for RAF centenary year

The Royal Air Force Museum is offering visitors the chance to get a closer look inside 100 cockpits and vehicles from the collection across both the Cosford and London sites.  
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Gatehouse announces new season of National Theatre Live screenings for 2018

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre has announced its forthcoming season of National Theatre Live screenings for 2018
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Forthcoming Events

For details of events please visit the Celebration Event Calendar or click view our attraction listings to find out what to see and do there.

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Stone Food and Drink Festival

Stone Food and Drink Festival

05 - 07 October 2018
Venue: Westbridge Park, Stone
Flight Sim 2018

Flight Sim 2018

06 October 2018
Venue: RAF Cosford
Time: 9.30am to 5:00pm
Cost: £8 in advance (includes goody bag) / £10 on the day.  Free entry for under-16s when accompanied by a paying adult
 
Aviation fans can experience the best that virtual flight has to offer this autumn when the Flight Sim 2018 event, hosted by Just Flight, takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 6 October.

Free Singing Lessons for Young People

06 October 2018

Venue: St Chad's Church (Greengate Street opposite The Swan Hotel)
Time: 10:30am to 12noon

 
A Junior choir for young people 9+ years. Learn how to sing and read music and learn a wide range of songs. First Saturday of the month.
 
All trainers DBS certified and RSCM leaders.

Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

06 October 2018
Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following.

The monthly Farmers' Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9.00am - but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime! The market is held in the Market Square and down the High Street.
Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show

13 - 14 October 2018
Venue: Staffordshire County Showground
Keep Calm and Carry On Dancing

Keep Calm and Carry On Dancing

13 October 2018
Venue: RAF Cosford
Time: Doors open 7.00pm / Dance starts 8.00pm until midnight
Cost: £25 per person
 
The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be turning back the clocks to an era of Big Bands, Jive Bunnies and Jitter-buggers for a Wartime Hangar Dance taking place nestled amongst a collection of aircraft, on Saturday 13 October.
Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

13 October 2018

Venue: Market Square
Time: 9am to 4pm

Goods for sale include bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants and flowers, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding chicken, eggs and scotch eggs, fruit and vegetables, fish, pastries, jewellery, chocolate, and many more fantastic items.

Traders begin to set up their stalls from as early as 7.30am with the majority being open for trading from 9am, they close at around 4pm or when they have nothing left to sell. 

The Markets are very well attended with around 30 stalls available.

To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

20 October 2018
Lots of stalls offering lots of lovely crafts and more on the third Saturday of each month in Stone High Street

There are a number of pitches still available for the events, which run from 9am - 4pm. Stalls cost  £25.75 for a 3 metre x 3 metre pitch and tables are available to hire at a cost of £5.00 each if required. Contact Claire or Christine on 01785 619740.
Midlands Counties Canine Show

Midlands Counties Canine Show

25 - 28 October 2018
Venue: Staffordshire County Showground

Music for Prayer

Music for Prayer

25 October 2018
Venue: St Chad's Church in Greengate Street (opposite the Swan Hotel)
Time: 1.05pm
 
A 20 minute service of music, prayer and readings on the last Thursday of the month.
 
Please feel free to bring your lunch. Coffee and tea available.
Halloween Spooktacular

Halloween Spooktacular

27 October - 02 November 2018

Venue: Amerton Farm

There will be tons of spooky fun a Amerton Farm this Halloween including Fancy Dress, Spooky Puppet shows, scary face painting and loads more fantastic activities for all the family to enjoy.
 
The Russian State Ballet perform Swan Lake

The Russian State Ballet perform Swan Lake

28 October 2018

Venue: Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

Swan Lake – A Compelling Legend of Tragic Romance Dreams come true this year with a tour of this festive family favourite ballet. Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky
 
Featuring an impressive cast, and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians
National Chrysanthemum Show

National Chrysanthemum Show

02 - 03 November 2018
Venue: Staffordshire County Showground
Free Singing Lessons for Young People

Free Singing Lessons for Young People

03 November 2018
Venue: St Chad's Church (Greengate Street opposite The Swan Hotel)
 
Time: 10:30am to 12noon
 
A Junior choir for young people 9+ years.
 
Learn how to sing and read music and learn a wide range of songs.
 
First Saturday of the month.
 
Why not come along and have a go.
 
All trainers DBS certified and RSCM leaders.
Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

03 November 2018
Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following.

The monthly Farmers' Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9.00am - but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime! The market is held in the Market Square and down the High Street.
The Simon and Garfunkel Story - 50th Anniversary Edition

The Simon and Garfunkel Story - 50th Anniversary Edition

08 November 2018
Venue: Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
 
Featuring a full cast of talented West End actor- musicians, 'The Simon and Garfunkel Story' takes you back through the 'Groovy' times of the 1960s. It tells the story of both Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel from their humble beginnings as Rock n Roll duo 'Tom and Jerry', right through their massive success, dramatic break-up and finishing with a stunning recreation of the 1981 Central Park reformation concert.
Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

10 November 2018

Venue: Market Square
Time: 9am to 4pm

Goods for sale include bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants and flowers, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding chicken, eggs and scotch eggs, fruit and vegetables, fish, pastries, jewellery, chocolate, and many more fantastic items.

Traders begin to set up their stalls from as early as 7.30am with the majority being open for trading from 9am, they close at around 4pm or when they have nothing left to sell. 

The Markets are very well attended with around 30 stalls available.

To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Stone Christmas Lights Switch On 2018

Stone Christmas Lights Switch On 2018

15 November 2018
Venue: Stone Town Centre
Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

17 November 2018
Lots of stalls offering lots of lovely crafts and more on the third Saturday of each month in Stone High Street

There are a number of pitches still available for the events, which run from 9am - 4pm. Stalls cost  £25.75 for a 3 metre x 3 metre pitch and tables are available to hire at a cost of £5.00 each if required. Contact Claire or Christine on 01785 619740.
Music for Prayer

Music for Prayer

29 November 2018
Venue: St Chad's Church in Greengate Street (opposite the Swan Hotel)
Time: 1.05pm
 
A 20 minute service of music, prayer and readings on the last Thursday of the month.
 
Please feel free to bring your lunch. Coffee and tea available.
British Utility Breeds Association Show

British Utility Breeds Association Show

01 December 2018
Venue: Staffordshire County Showground
Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

01 December 2018
Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following.

The monthly Farmers' Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9.00am - but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime! The market is held in the Market Square and down the High Street.

The Craft Fair

01 December 2018
Venue: St Chad's Church

£10 for 6' space. Table hire £5 extra. Book through the Parish Office - Tel: - 01785 223600 | Email: - parishoffice@stmarysstafford.org.uk
Stone Civic Carol Concert

Stone Civic Carol Concert

09 December 2018
Venue: St Michael's Church, Stone
Poultry Show

Poultry Show

15 - 16 December 2018
Venue: Staffordshire County Showground
Carol Service

Carol Service

16 December 2018
Venue: St. Mary's Church, Stafford
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