Great Gidding Gala Week

A new July event for Great Gidding

A new event for The Giddings! Following the weekend of the Eliot Festival at Little Gidding there will be a series of cultural and fun events held in and around the village. From Monday 8th July through to Sunday 14th July there will be poetry, arts, crafts, lunches, cultural visits and a couple of fun events to cater for all tastes.

Events list

Saturday 6th July and Sunday 7th July

T S Eliot
T S Eliot Festival at Little Gidding
Monday 8th July
History walk around Great Gidding
A guided walk around Great Gidding, looking at a number of historical sites, starting at Chapel End and then along Main Street. Start time 5pm Mill Farm, Chapel End
Tuesday 9th July
Fox and Hounds Great Gidding
Poetry Please, your choice of poem. Tell Paul Burgess 293354 by Friday 5th July.
Start time 11am at 85 Main Street.

Fox & Hounds Lunch, start time 12.30pm.
Booking and menu choice phone 293657 before 1st July.

Menu 1, Ham , salad and hot new potatoes £6.00.
2, Scampi, chips & peas £7.00

Wednesday 10th July
Wif Waf Evening in Great Gidding Village Hall
Wif Waf evening – fun and games in the Village Hall.
Start time 3.15 through till 10pm, includes an adult bouncy castle.
Thursday 11th July
Spiceland, Peterborough
Visit the Lincoln Road Temple, PE1 3BU from 9.30am

Curry Club lunch at Spiceland 12.30pm . Booking meal phone  293354 or 293591

In the evening there will be a talk about the Civil War and it’s effects on the local area.
Start time 7.30pm, Village Hall.

 Friday 12th July 
Peterborough Museum
A visit to the recently refurbished Peterborough Museum  from 10am and then in the evening “Eliot for Dummies” – a not too serious chat about T S Eliot and his work, meeting at 85 Main Street from 7.30pm
Saturday 13th July
Art Exhibition in Great Gidding
Arts, crafts, photographs and sculpture by residents of Gidding and the surrounding villages  to be held in St Michael’s Church between 2pm _ 5pm followed by an evening concert. Music by Bach & Handel featuring Fergus Black (organ) and Leslie Crowson (tenor) Tickets £4 pay at door.
Start 7.30pm.
Sunday 14th July
St Michael's Church Great Gidding
“Desert Island Hymns”  11.30am – choose your favourite hymn to be sung during the service this, followed by a Garden Party Lunch 12.30pm. Food provided but bring your own drinks.

Choice of Hymn to Lois Jordan 293178 or

Further updates and announcements will appear here on the run up to the event

If you would like to help with any of the events or submit an item for the display in the church please let one of the organisers know.

Paul Burgess, Mary Read, Roland Bostock, Julie Morrison and Julie Trolove

Alternatively use the contact form below.


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    Please could you tell me if there is a theme to the exhibition in the church for the Gala week or does anything go?! I would be happy to contribute a sketch or painting if you would like a contribution.

    Many thanks

  2. avatar

    Hello sue,

    there is no theme for the art display – just local artists work. It would be lovely to see something of yours. Please take to to Julie between 5-7pm 0n Weds

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