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Summer Fete and Rattlebox Theatre

Posted on 03 Aug 2016
The Friends of the Priest's House Museum are holding the annual Summer Fete at the museum in Wimborne on Saturday 6 August, 10.00 to 4.00. Jam-packed with fantastic stalls and activities, it's a fun day out for the whole family topped off with a performance of 'Beowulf' by Rattlebox Theatre and live music from the fabulous local ukulele group, Skittle Alley Strummers. The garden's hidden alcoves and secluded lawns will be packed with an array of stalls including pre-loved vintage, linens, books, cakes and preserves, and plants. Together with traditional children's games, there will be a chance to win a large cuddly monkey and a raffle on the day with a great selection of prizes. This year Dave Oliver of Rattlebox Theatre presents 'Beowulf' as part of 'Sting in the Tale – A Festival of Stories'. It is a retelling of the epic Anglo Saxon poem, using his dynamic storytelling skills and puppetry, with beautifully made small puppets and props. As well as performing 'Beowulf' he will be telling 'A Stir-about of Tales', a lively mix of folktales told with verse and humour - dragons, ghosts, magic and giants are all to be found there - a real treat for those aged 7 to 107! The main performance will be at 2.45. Skittle Alley Strummers, the local ukulele group, will be performing two sets in the afternoon at 2.00 and 3.15, playing old ukulele favourites and jolly upbeat tunes. Emma Ayling, the museum's director, said: "We are really excited about the Summer Fete, which is a big fundraising event for the museum - as well as a whole lot of fun! "There will be something for everyone with a wide range of stalls and games; live music and theatre; and of course the opportunity to take a peek at the fascinating museum and to explore the beautiful walled garden. It's a brilliant day for the whole family and we hope to see you there!" A BBQ and a range of refreshments from the Garden Tea Room will be available. Plus, ice creams to cool down after all the excitement. Admission is 50p for adults and children are free, including entrance to the museum. If you would like any further information please contact the museum.