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The Stockton Summer Show And Why I’ve Gone Right Off Jazz Singers

A great family day out!

What a fantastic event Stockton Council events team put on for local people over the August Bank Holiday weekend. There was something for everyone to enjoy. Hazel and I were there set up in the big craft marquee. I performed  Punch and Judy and Magic Shows and Hazel delighted the kids with her amazing face painting.

Preston Park

The event took returned to its original venue at Preston Park. Last year it had to be held down by the river near the Tees Barrage but the site was very exposed and high winds caused havoc. Preston Park is a much better location for the show. It’s a popular place to visit and there is plenty of space, good parking and pleasant surroundings.

Fantastic Entertainment

The event took place over three days and there were shows and displays going on in the main area constantly. The children loved the Knights of the Crusades and the Cumberland Giants but the crowd also really enjoyed the Fun Dog Show which included Most Handsome Dog, Scruffiest Dog, Waggiest Tail, Most Obedient Dog and Fancy Dress. The football competitions were also well supported.

There was of course a host of side shows, inflatables, rides, tombola stalls and a complete fun fair plus a circus with it’s own big top.

Wet and Windy!

Unfortunately the weather for the Saturday and Sunday was wet and windy which probably put a lot of people off coming. I think we were all hoping for glorious sun shine instead things were damp and blustery with a bit of sun shine now and then. The best day was Bank Holiday Monday when the sun was shining and the gate picked up.

Why I’ve gone right off jazz singers

I had some lovely audiences for all of my shows but on Monday there was also a lady jazz singer performing in the little park behind  the craft marquee where I was set up. I did two Punch and Judy Shows and each time I had just started my show when the jazz singer came on and drowned me out. She was playing over the main public address system and I only had my usual little portable speaker. I felt robbed as I had about sixty or seventy people watching me and she only had about twelve round the bandstand. Still, I suppose she was entertaining the entire show ground and perhaps not everyone is a Punch and Judy fan. Ah well.

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August Bank Holiday Events

Great Bank Holiday Events!

Stockton Summer Show

Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th, Monday 29th August:  Takes place at Preston Hall Museum and Park, Yarm Road,

Fun Fair Stall

All the fun of the fair!

Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees.

Entertainment includes Festival Circus, Sheep Show, Spectacular Knights of the Crusades, Ridgeside Falconry, Vanders Space Wheel, Battling Cumberland Giants, Peter Leadbeater – Chainsaw Carver, Traditional Punch and  Judy plus Magic Shows, stunt action shows, Animal display teams, falconry exhibitions and re-enactments, craft and food stalls, sideshows, fun fair & trade stands, full food service & bar. Plans for this year also include daily performances from the Festival Circus, fun dog show and plenty of community involvement. The programme will be different every day. Also appearing are the Greener Living Roadshow, which promotes environmental issues and sustainability. Admission charges kept deliberately low for 2011 £3.50 & £2.50 + free parking

Thorp Perrow Arboretum

Sunday 28th and Monday 29th : Pirates Day. Join in the fun me hearties. Come and have a great day out with all the family. Have lunch in the tearoom or bring a picnic. Suitable for all ages. Visit the Bird of Prey and Mammal Centre, learn more about birds of prey and associated wildlife, with the enjoyment of hands on experience.

Hemsworth Seaside Day

Friday 26th August: Hemsworth Water Park. This annual event organized by Hemsworth Town Council is always worth a visit. There are donkey rides, ice cream and Punch and Judy Shows, a Fun Fair and FREE face painting too. In addition you can enjoy the park and lake itself.

Wensleydale Show

Saturday August 27th:  Wensleydale Agricultural Show is a traditional dales show, located close to Leyburn, North Yorkshire in the heart of Wensleydale. There are main arena events all day and all kinds of interesting trade stands offer a wide range of products and produce, brass bands play and there is even a fairground for the kids with lots of inflatables and rides. We will be there with Punch and Judy Shows from 11am to 3pm. The main arena event will be the dramatic ‘Moto Stunts International’ which includes Car stunts, motorcycle stunt display team, fire stunts and much more.

Tiger Day

Saturday 27th August:  Taking place at the Tiger Inn, Easington, North Yorks. A Family Fun Day to raise funds for Help the Heroes. The theme is tigers. Free Face Painting from 12.30 t0 4.30pm. Come and be a Tiger. For more info call Martin on  tel 01287 640420.

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