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!-- en-GB--Top TV chef at Stafford Cheese and Ale Festival!-- en-GB--

Top TV chef at Stafford Cheese and Ale Festival

Top celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli will be making a guest appearance at the Cheese and Ale Festival in Stafford in June.
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!-- en-GB--Celebrate Staffordshire Day weekend with Street Market !-- en-GB--

Celebrate Staffordshire Day weekend with Street Market

Start celebrations early in the County town.
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!-- en-GB--Amazing audition turnout anticipated for Summer School show!-- en-GB--

'Amazing' audition turnout anticipated for Summer School show

The team at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre are expecting to be very busy next month when auditions open for a brand new Summer School musical.
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!-- en-GB--Town businesses get on board High Street evolution!-- en-GB--

Town businesses get on board High Street evolution

A pop up high street is coming to the Market Square in Stafford on Friday (7 April) at the launch of a pilot digital campaign aimed at increasing footfall to the town centre. 
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!-- en-GB--Savour the Golden Age of dining at Stafford Festival Shakespeare!-- en-GB--

Savour the 'Golden Age' of dining at Stafford Festival Shakespeare

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre management have this week announced the catering options for Stafford Festival Shakespeare (SFS) 2017
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!-- en-GB--Additional National Theatre Live Screenings Announced for Gatehouse Spring Programme!-- en-GB--

Additional National Theatre Live Screenings Announced for Gatehouse Spring Programme

Rosancrantz and Guildenstern are Dead starring Daniel Radcliffe, and Obsession featuring Jude Law, will both be screened to local audiences.
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!-- en-GB--GFest 2017 latest!-- en-GB--

GFest 2017 latest

Plans are firming up for GFest 2017 with some exciting new events lined up.
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!-- en-GB--Improvements to historic park enters final funding phase!-- en-GB--

Improvements to historic park enters final funding phase

Plans for a 2.5 million pound restoration of an award winning park in Stafford are entering the final funding stage.
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!-- en-GB--Morgan & West bring magic touch to Stafford Festival Shakespeare!-- en-GB--

Morgan & West bring magic touch to Stafford Festival Shakespeare

Producers are looking to create a night of 'magic and wonder' for local audiences - with a little help from renowned magicians, Morgan & West
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!-- en-GB--Pocket Film Festival comes to Stafford!-- en-GB--

Pocket Film Festival comes to Stafford

Staffordshire County Council and Flatpack: Assemble have joined forces to bring the brand new Pocket Film Festival to the streets of Stafford.
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!-- en-GB--Local talent wanted for Stafford Festival Shakespeare!-- en-GB--

Local talent wanted for Stafford Festival Shakespeare

Local female dancers wanted for Stafford Castle production of The Tempest
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!-- en-GB--Gatehouse launches competition to mark popular family show!-- en-GB--

Gatehouse launches competition to mark popular family show

Win a children's book signed by David Walliams ahead of his Gatehouse shows
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!-- en-GB--Shakespearean comedy to get the NT Live treatment at Gatehouse!-- en-GB--

Shakespearean comedy to get the NT Live treatment at Gatehouse

Encore screening of Twelfth Night will take place at the County Town venue later this year.
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New look on Stone market

The popular Farmers' Market in Stone returned for 2017 on Saturday with a fresh new look.
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!-- en-GB--Pride In Stafford Award Winners Announced!-- en-GB--

Pride In Stafford Award Winners Announced

The Pride In Stafford Awards for 2016 were handed out at Stafford College on Wednesday 8 February.
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!-- en-GB--Bake Off star Val to shine at Shire Horse Societys annual dinner!-- en-GB--

Bake Off star Val to shine at Shire Horse Society's annual dinner

Val Stone to be guest speaker at national horse show in Staffordshire
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!-- en-GB--Annual Cheese and Ale Fest already smelling success!-- en-GB--

Annual Cheese and Ale Fest already smelling success

Exhibitors are already snapping up places for the popular Cheese and ale Festival in Stafford. 
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!-- en-GB--Test your Dinosaur knowledge with interactive family show at Gatehouse!-- en-GB--

Test your Dinosaur knowledge with interactive family show at Gatehouse

Calling all budding palaeontologists....
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!-- en-GB--Gatehouse sets sights on next box-office hit with 2017 panto announcement!-- en-GB--

Gatehouse sets sights on next box-office hit with 2017 panto announcement

After the recent record-breaking success of Aladdin the 'wok 'n'roll? panto, Stafford Gatehouse Theatre Management has announced that the next rock 'n' roll pantomime will be Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood.
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!-- en-GB--Knights of the Theatre kick off new season of NT Live at Gatehouse!-- en-GB--

Knights of the Theatre kick off new season of NT Live at Gatehouse

National Theatre (NT) Live is set to return to Stafford Gatehouse Theatre this month, kicking off with an encore screening of a "landmark production" featuring two of the most recognised faces of British theatre.
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!-- en-GB--Life in Golden State the subject of new play in the MET!-- en-GB--

Life in Golden State the subject of new play in the MET

A thought provoking play depicting the highs and lows of life in America?s Golden State is set to light up the MET Studio at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre next month. 


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!-- en-GB--More National Theatre Live Screenings at the Gatehouse this Spring!-- en-GB--

More National Theatre Live Screenings at the Gatehouse this Spring

Live Screenings of National Theatre (NT) productions are set to continue at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre next month, with Peter Shaffer's masterpiece Amadeus. 
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!-- en-GB--2017 Stafford Cheese And Ale Festival details announced!-- en-GB--

2017 Stafford Cheese And Ale Festival details announced

Exhibitor booking for the food and drink festival now open
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!-- en-GB--Pitmen Poets returning to Gatehouse!-- en-GB--

Pitmen Poets returning to Gatehouse

A band celebrating the culture of North East England's Coal Mining tradition, The Pitmen Poets, will be returning to Stafford Gatehouse Theatre this January. 
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!-- en-GB--Gatehouse panto rocks on to record breaking success!!-- en-GB--

Gatehouse panto rocks on to record breaking success!

Record breaking year for rock'n'roll panto
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!-- en-GB--Last chance to vote for Pride Of Stafford Awards!-- en-GB--

Last chance to vote for Pride Of Stafford Awards

Final week of voting for local customer service awards
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April Flowers wins Christmas Shop Window Competition

Annual competition winner announced
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!-- en-GB--Festive markets in Stafford throughout December!-- en-GB--

Festive markets in Stafford throughout December

County town comes alive with festive markets in the run up to Christmas
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!-- en-GB--New 10K event is a racing certainty to be successful!-- en-GB--

New 10K event is a racing certainty to be successful

A new 10K road race is to become part of the sporting calendar in Stafford this year.


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!-- en-GB--VC10 rebuild now complete!-- en-GB--

VC10 rebuild now complete

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is pleased to announce that its latest acquisition, a VC10, is now complete!
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!-- en-GB--A record 3,500 runners could be lining up for the Stafford Half Marathon next year!-- en-GB--

A record 3,500 runners could be lining up for the Stafford Half Marathon next year

A record 3,500 runners could be lining up for the Stafford Half Marathon next year.
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!-- en-GB--Two Saints Way guidebook launched!-- en-GB--

Two Saints Way guidebook launched

A full colour guidebook to the revived Two Saints Way was launched in the first week of November.
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Colton House strikes Gold and a Highly Commended at the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

Colton House has been awarded Gold in the Best B&B/Guest Accommodation and a Highly Commended in the Best Sustainable Tourism Organisation category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015 Ceremony.
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!-- en-GB--Half marathon hailed as best yet!-- en-GB--

Half marathon hailed as best yet

Organisers of the 31st Stafford Half Marathon have hailed it as the biggest and best yet. Huge crowds of people lined a new 13.1 mile route to cheer on more than 2,400 runners on Sunday 22 March.
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!-- en-GB--Its official. Trentham Gardens is the UKs Garden of the Year!-- en-GB--

It's official. Trentham Gardens is the UK's "Garden of the Year"

Described as the garden make-over of the decade by the Daily Telegraph last year, Staffordshire's Trentham Gardens has just been named the UK's 'Garden of the Year' in the annual BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards.
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!-- en-GB--Wildlife Trust encourages people to give birds a love nest this Valentines Day !-- en-GB--

Wildlife Trust encourages people to give birds a love nest this Valentine's Day

The county's leading nature conservation charity is appealing to everyone to give our feathered friends a hand and put up a love nest this Valentine's Day.
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!-- en-GB--Runners quick off the mark as Stafford Half sells out in record time!-- en-GB--

Runners quick off the mark as Stafford Half sells out in record time

This year's Stafford Half Marathon has sold out in record time.
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!-- en-GB--2015 Stafford Half Marathon to be a record breaker!-- en-GB--

2015 Stafford Half Marathon to be a record breaker

A record 3,000 runners could be lining up for the Stafford Half Marathon next year.
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!-- en-GB--Super Trooper for Christmas Lights in Stafford!-- en-GB--

Super Trooper for Christmas Lights in Stafford

Organisers of the Christmas Lights Switch on in Stafford are asking for people to nominate a military hero to turn on the illuminations in a new look event this year.
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!-- en-GB--Staffordshires 10th annual Gastronomic Gathering to be biggest yet!-- en-GB--

Staffordshire's 10th annual Gastronomic Gathering to be biggest yet

Food lovers will find even more to enjoy at Staffordshire's biggest celebration of all things gastronomic
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!-- en-GB--Winners of Tourism Awards!-- en-GB--

Winners of Tourism Awards

The winners of the first ever Staffordshire Tourism Awards have been announced, congratulations to our bureau members!
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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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Staffordshire Day Street Market

Staffordshire Day Street Market

29 April 2017
Venue: Stafford Town Centre
Time: 9am to 4pm

Staffordshire Day will be host to a large Street Market packed with local traders, along with some great entertainment and activities for the children including rides, games, entertainers and children's movie characters. The Street Market will be located within Stafford's picturesque Market Square and High Street, which is a prime shopping location and overlooked by many historical buildings.

Help to celebrate all things great about Staffordshire, by supporting Staffordshire Day and treat your family to a trip to the fantastic Street Market where the local traders will have a wonderful selection of local produce, goods and gifts on display.

If you would like to book a stall at this special event, please contact Scott on 07792 676746.
Staffordshire Day

Staffordshire Day

01 May 2017
Our annual celebration of Staffordshire's greatness, Staffordshire Day, is returning on Monday 1st May 2017, with great events, special offers and competitions!

Whatever you love about Staffordshire, like our captivating countryside, or our adrenaline-pumping attractions, there will be something happening for you.

Help us celebrate our big day!
Musical Theatre Stafford presents Spamalot

Musical Theatre Stafford presents Spamalot

02 - 06 May 2017
Venue: Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
Time: 7.30pm [Additional matinee performance at 2pm on Sat 6th]
Tickets: General - £15.50 | Concessions - £14.50 
 
A new name and a new show in 2017 for members of local theatre group Musical Theatre Stafford (MTS) - and the future looks bright for the group formerly known as Stafford & District Operatic Society, as they prepare for their next production of the hilariously popular show, Monty Python's Spamalot, set to be performed at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre this May.
 
Always look on the bright side of life and join MTS on their search for the Holy Grail.
 
Lovingly 'ripped off' from the comedy film classic, Monty Python and The Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous spoof of the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
 
Sent on a divine quest for the Holy Grail, King Arthur meets with many challenges - from plague and pestilence, to flatulent French people - and yet, with his trusty valet, valiant steed (or is that coconut shells) and the guidance of our divine Diva, the Lady of the Lake and her bevy of beautiful dancing girls, he prevails against all odds, flying cows and killer rabbits.
 
With music by Eric Idle, Spamalot features tunes more magical than a Camelot convention - including 'He Is Not Dead Yet', 'Knights of the Round Table', 'Find Your Grail' and, of course, the Nation's Favorite Comedy song, 'Always Look On the Bright Side of Life'.
 
This show is guaranteed to make you smile and laugh-a-lot!
 
Spamalot will be performed at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre on Tuesday 2nd - Saturday 6th May at 7.30pm, with an additional Matinee performance at 2pm on Saturday 6th May.
 
Tickets are priced at £15.50, with a concession price of £14.50, as well as an additional ticket offer of 4 tickets for the price of 3 for the performance on Tuesday 2nd May, and are available from the Box Office on 01785 619080 or online via www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk
Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

06 May 2017
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.
Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

13 May 2017

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 items too numerous to mention.
 
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 (which happens quite often as their produce is very popular).
 
The Markets are very well attended with around 30 stalls available, the Farmers and Traders stand in all weather, come rain or shine and are very proud of what they have on sale.
 
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 May 2017
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.
Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

03 June 2017
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.
Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

10 June 2017

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 items too numerous to mention.
 
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 (which happens quite often as their produce is very popular).
 
The Markets are very well attended with around 30 stalls available, the Farmers and Traders stand in all weather, come rain or shine and are very proud of what they have on sale.
 
To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Cheese and Ale Festival

Cheese and Ale Festival

16 - 17 June 2017

The Stafford Cheese and Ale Festival will take place in the beautiful Market Square, in the heart of the County Town, on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June 2017. 
 
Due to the festivals huge success, for the fourth year we are once again running the event over 2 days.
 
This event is held in the heart of the town centre in large marquees, and as well as food and drink exhibitors, we have a cookery theatre, alfresco bar and entertainment.

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

17 June 2017
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.
Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

01 July 2017
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.
Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

08 July 2017

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 items too numerous to mention.
 
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 (which happens quite often as their produce is very popular).
 
The Markets are very well attended with around 30 stalls available, the Farmers and Traders stand in all weather, come rain or shine and are very proud of what they have on sale.
 
To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

GFest 2017

GFest 2017

15 - 23 July 2017
This biennial festival celebrating all parts of the civil parish of Gnosall, which covers a large rural area, as well as the villages of Gnosall, Moreton and Knightley, will be held from Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd July. 

The draft programme will be circulated widely in the near future.

Chairman Kenneth Ingram says: "Our local community comes together every two years for GFest activities. We welcome others to join us. This time the tourism group Visit Stafford has recognised our role in reaching out to visitors by awarding GFest 2017 with a splendid grant. We owe them our thanks."

The popular Open Gardens day on 23rd July will be among the longstanding repeat features on the programme, such as the Classical Concert (with young local musicians, handbell ringers, and the Serenata Ensemble), a family treasure hunt, Festival ecumenical church service, St Lawrence tower opening, and family fun run, to mention a few.

A novel event will be a canal boat trip on the evening of 18th July from the Boat Inn, with a fish and chip supper (advance booking essential). Made in Gnosall two-day craft fair and exhibition will have an added feature - taster workshops on Sunday 23rd (jewellery and card-making). With hopefully a renewed boardwalk on the Acres Open Space by then, children will be able to try pond-dipping in Doley Brook. A Gnosall Heritage Open Day will be accompanied by an antiques valuation event in the Grosvenor Centre on 19th July.

GFest celebrates the Parish of Gnosall, including Moreton and Knightley, the local people, their skills and experience and the area's heritage and environment; it began in 2011 and takes place every two years. Organised by our own residents, it features the community rather than bringing in celebrities from outside. This has proved a winning formula which people have come to appreciate more each time.

Full details of the programme will be on the GFest section of Gnosall Parish website and also circulated to every household in the village. The GFest Group invites local businesses or individuals to sponsor Festival events and/or provide prizes.

Events this year started off early with a successful Film Night, which was held on 28th January - "The Jungle Book" and "The Theory of Everything" were a real success and wowed their audiences.

If you would like to take part, offer help, or simply obtain more information, please contact Gnosall Parish Council office on 01785 822685, Mary Booth by email at marybooth@gnosallparishcouncil.org.uk or look at the website www.gnosallparishcouncil.org.uk.
Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

15 July 2017
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.
Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

05 August 2017
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.
Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

12 August 2017

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 items too numerous to mention.
 
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 (which happens quite often as their produce is very popular).
 
The Markets are very well attended with around 30 stalls available, the Farmers and Traders stand in all weather, come rain or shine and are very proud of what they have on sale.
 
To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

19 August 2017
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.
Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

02 September 2017
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.
Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

09 September 2017

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 items too numerous to mention.
 
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 (which happens quite often as their produce is very popular).
 
The Markets are very well attended with around 30 stalls available, the Farmers and Traders stand in all weather, come rain or shine and are very proud of what they have on sale.
 
To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

16 September 2017
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.
Stafford 10K

Stafford 10K

24 September 2017
The 2017 Stafford 10K will start in Stafford Town Centre at 10.30am.

The route will go past Stafford Leisure Centre, before making its way towards Beaconside, then taking in sections of the Isabel Trail, and entering Victoria Park before returning to the finish in a packed Market Square.
Crowds are expected to line the route to cheer on the diverse field of athletes and help them enjoy the thrill of the race.
Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

07 October 2017
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.
Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

14 October 2017

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 items too numerous to mention.
 
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 (which happens quite often as their produce is very popular).
 
The Markets are very well attended with around 30 stalls available, the Farmers and Traders stand in all weather, come rain or shine and are very proud of what they have on sale.
 
To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

21 October 2017
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.
Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

04 November 2017
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.
Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

11 November 2017

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 items too numerous to mention.
 
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 (which happens quite often as their produce is very popular).
 
The Markets are very well attended with around 30 stalls available, the Farmers and Traders stand in all weather, come rain or shine and are very proud of what they have on sale.
 
To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

18 November 2017
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.
Rock n Roll Pantomime: Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood

Rock 'n' Roll Pantomime: Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood

07 December 2017 - 07 January 2018

Venue: Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
Tickets: £20 adult / £15.50 concessions / £66 family.

This hilarious version of the traditional tale provides a rock 'n' rolling rollercoaster of an adventure story, as Robin Hood attempts to outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, free the unfortunate Babes and their outrageous, oversized Nanny, Nellie Nightnurse, and marry the beautiful Maid Marion. 

The result is a fast, furious and funny feast of festive entertainment, designed to delight all the family. 
A talented cast of actor/musicians will once again serve up over twenty rock and soul classic songs, including The Hippy Hippy Shake; I Shot the Sheriff; Girls Just Want To Have Fun; Kiss; Born to Run; Signed, Sealed, Delivered and many, many more. The whole family will be tapping their toes and clicking their fingers whilst enjoying all the magic, slapstick and audience participation of a traditional panto. 
2017 will mark the sixth year since the rock 'n' roll panto format made a successful return to Stafford Gatehouse Theatre.

Tickets for Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood the rock 'n' roll panto will go on sale Friday 13th January at 9.30am. Tickets are £20 adult / £15.50 concessions / £66 family. First week and New Year saver tickets are available from £15 on selected performances and there are school and group discounts available, too (full information on these can be obtained from the box office). 

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood will also see the return of the ever popular late night adult only performances. Due to increased demand for these shows, an extra date has been added to the performance schedule for 2017/18, meaning for the first time there will be three adult only performances on Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th and Friday 5th January 2018.* 

*Early booking for these performances is strongly advised as tickets are again expected to sell out fast. 
Tickets can be booked by calling the box office on 01785 619080 or by visiting www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

16 December 2017
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.
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