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This year the AGM will be held in the Coach House at the Swan Hotel starting at 7pm. Residents of Bradford on Avon are welcome to attend especially those who would like to get involved in running an event   Already a number of exciting ideas are brewing and there are plenty of opportunities to be creative, meet people and have fun.

Beermat Trail Winner Announced

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A certain Dave Venman from Pewsey completed the Beermat Trail and his entry for the competition’s tie breaker was:

 Words can be more powerful than pictures because – the listener’s imagination fills the gaps an image cannot leave.

Well Done Dave!

Winter Wanderland

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andrew-eberlin-christmas-lights-b-on-a.jpgThe third annual Arts Festival fundraiser, Winter Wanderland, will feature a unique blend of Bradford’s old and new homes.

Winter Wanderland will be held on Saturday, 6 December 2014 starting at the Fat Fowl.  To begin your evening, you may choose the optional dinner which will be served at 6:00 p.m., with the tour starting at 7:00 p.m.  Following the tour, mulled wine and mince pies will be waiting for you at the Fat Fowl along with seasonal entertainment and the chance to win one of many great prizes.
Come along and support your Arts Festival while enjoying a wonderful evening celebrating the festive season and Bradford’s architectural history.
Tickets available beginning 15 November at the Fat Fowl.  Prices are £15 for the tour and £10 for the dinner.  Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes!

Missed the Party?

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To give you a flavour of what you might have missed we have quickly put together some pictures from the evening and added some music clips from 3 of the groups Light Garden, Sassperella and Frome Street Bandits.   Photos provided by Stash Huchrack.  Click picture below for the video.

For a video commissioned by Kate Nottage about the fish lanterns and the procession click here

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Beermat Night at the Swan

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To see photos taken on the night click Poems-on-a-Beermat finals in photos (1)


Beermat Poetry Results

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The 10 shortlisted poems selected from nearly 400 entries worldwide are now at this very moment on beermats under pint of beer or a glass of wine in pubs in and around Bradford on Avon. If you weren’t at the Swan Hotel on the finals night and did not hear the finalists reading their poems, click here to see them in full on our Results page.

Sets of the 10 beermats will be on sale soon, so keep an eye on this site for details of how to buy.

Don’t forget the Beermat Trail which is now open – you just have to find which pub hosts each poem and complete the online entry form to win a fabulous £100 prize