2021 Festival Programme

Shefford Community Festival Programme
September 17th – 26th 2021

NB – please note the Festival programme is a listing of activities we are aware of that are expected to take place in Shefford during the Festival period. It contains many existing regular classes.  To avoid disappointment, if you wish to attend and take part in such a class, we suggest you contact the organiser before you go to the class.

Friday 17th September:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Bedford Camera Club is holding its annual ‘Points of View’ competition in Shefford over the whole weekend. Members are given six themes to creatively interpret and photos will be publicly displayed afterwards. Open to BCC members who will be in Shefford over the weekend. Contact Ann Brownbill pov@bedfordcameraclub.co.uk.
9.00 – 7.00pm Scarecrow Festival: All around town. Get creative and make a scarecrow to display over the weekend of 18 & 19th September. Register the address of where your scarecrow is located and then join in the fun trail around Shefford and surrounding areas to find all the others!

To register or for more info e-mail joannawrightie@gmail.com. Participate for free – contact Joanna Wright, 07704 170582.

4.00 – 9.00pm EAT Feast Street Food Fair in town centre: Choose your cuisine and meet your friends – a community alfresco street dining experience, with street food vendors offering a variety of food, music and a bar.
Saturday 18th September:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Bedford Camera Club is holding its annual ‘Points of View’ competition in Shefford over the whole weekend. Members are given six themes to creatively interpret and photos will be publicly displayed afterwards. Open to BCC members who will be in Shefford over the weekend. Contact Ann Brownbill  pov@bedfordcameraclub.co.uk.
Shefford Saints Football Club at the STMA: am – times vary – contact sheffordsaintsfc@ymail.com.
9.00 – 7.00pm Scarecrow Festival: All around town. Get creative and make a scarecrow to display over the weekend of 18 & 19th September. Register the address of where your scarecrow is located and then join in the fun trail around Shefford and surrounding areas to find all the others!

To register or for more info e-mail joannawrightie@gmail.com. Participate for free – contact Joanna Wright, 07704 170582.

9.00 Children’s Dance classes at the STMA: Contact Danielle Ellis, 07866395739, e-mail pirouettesandpullbacks@outlook.com.
9.30 – 12.00 St Michaels Church Cafe
11.00 – 5.00pm Family Fun Day at The Railway Steamer TBC: A day filled with family fun activities and entertainment. Live performers, bouncy castles, craft stalls and much more! £2 entrance fee, under 15’s go free. Contact Gemma Pullan, 07852 899153, gemma.pullan@wjking.co.uk; Anne Hughes 07825 299787, anne@railwaysteamer.co.uk.
Sunday 19th September:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Bedford Camera Club is holding its annual ‘Points of View’ competition in Shefford over the whole weekend. Members are given six themes to creatively interpret and photos will be publicly displayed afterwards. Open to BCC members who will be in Shefford over the weekend. Contact Ann Brownbill pov@bedfordcameraclub.co.uk.
Shefford Saints Football Club at the STMA: am – times vary – contact sheffordsaintsfc@ymail.com.
9.00 – 7.00pm Scarecrow Festival: All around town. Get creative and make a scarecrow to display over the weekend of 18 & 19th September. Register the address of where your scarecrow is located and then join in the fun trail around Shefford and surrounding areas to find all the others!

To register or for more info e-mail joannawrightie@gmail.com. Participate for free – contact Joanna Wright, 07704 170582.

9.30 – 12.00 noon Taekwando at the Community Hall: Contact Jonathan Marshall – 07596 542565
11.00 – 3.00pm Shefford Garage Sale Trail: A car boot sale with bigger gaps between stalls! Registration forms available from Country Properties – registration closes August 31st.  £5 fee (all fees will be donated to Shefford Christmas Lights). Contact Lesley – 01462 615821 / 07799 642863 or e-mail lesley@lesleywhitemansocialmedia.co.uk.
6.30pm Tai Chi beginners and seniors class at the Community Hall: Contact Ian Deavin 07860 218334.
Monday 20th September:
9.30-12.00 St Michaels Church Café with hand made cards and Fair Trade food goods for sale.
9.30 – 10.30 Fitness Club at the Community Hall: Contact: Tina Sales – 01234 381533 or 07952 648682
2.30pm Tai Chi “Over 50’s” class at the Community Hall: Contact Ian Deavin 07860 218334
6.00 Karate at the STMA: Contact Sensei Gabriel Tan on 07742 820956, info@jksk.co.uk. First lesson is free.
6.30 – 8.45pm Thai Kick Boxing at the Community Hall. Contact – Miggy Marcantonio on 7885249745 or e-mail: miggy.0801@ntlworld.com.
7.00pm Meppershall Players at the STMA: Contact Karen Mitchell – 01462 816336, Karen.mitchell@talktalk.net.
7.15pm Shefford Runners at the STMA: Contact Info@sheffordrunners.co.uk.
8.00pm Ladies Darts at the STMA: Enquire at STMA, shefford.stma@gmail.com.
Tuesday 21st September:
9.30-12.00 St Michaels Church Café with hand made cards and Fair Trade food goods for sale.
1.15 – 3.15pm Art Group at the Community Hall: Contact Mike Dyer Tel: 01462 816968.
6.30pm Majorettes at the STMA: Term Times only – Kate Martin, 01462 647688, e-mail shefford.majorettes@outlook.com.
8.00pm Darts League at the STMA: e-mail deckers@live.co.uk.
Wednesday 22nd September:
9.30-12.00 St Michaels Church Café with hand made cards and Fair Trade food goods for sale.
4.30pm Children’s Yoga at the STMA:  4-7 yrs; 5.00pm – 8-11 yrs; 6.00pm – 12+yrs. Contact Clare Compton, e-mail ourtribeyogaclasses@gmail.com.
5.30 – 8.30pm Line Dancing at the Community Hall: Contact – Rosemarie on Tel: 01462 617052 or Mobile: 07711370932. E-mail: rosemariestevens@ntlworld.com.
7.30pm Full Bottle Fitness at the STMA: Contact Tina Sales, 0795294868, e-mail tina@fullbottlefitness.co.uk.
Thursday 23rd September:
9.30-12.00 St Michaels Church Café with hand made cards and Fair Trade food goods for sale.
9.30 – 12.30pm Line Dancing at the Community Hall: Contact Rosemarie on Tel: 01462 617052 or Mobile: 07711370932. E-mail: rosemariestevens@ntlworld.com.
10.30 Jo Jingles at the STMA: Karen Garner, 01462 456777, karenandjo@gmail.com.
2.30pm Tai Chi “Over 50’s” class at the Community Hall: Contact Ian Deavin, 07860 218334.
7.00pm bar open for 8.00pm Pub Quiz at the STMA: £5 for teams of 6 players with a £50 cash prize – experience our new facilities.
7.15pm Shefford Runners at the STMA: Contact Info@sheffordrunners.co.uk.
7.30pm Full Bottle Fitness at the STMA: Contact Tina Sales, 0795294868, e-mail tina@fullbottlefitness.co.uk.
Friday 24th September:
10.00 Self Help Art Group at the STMA: Term time. Contact Carole Wilkinson, 01462 628853, Cwilk02@gmail.com.
7pm tea, coffee and cake – for 7.30pm Community Hall AGM : Contact the booking officer at sheffordcommunityhall@gmail.com.
Saturday 25th September
Shefford Saints Football Club at the STMA: am – times vary. Contact sheffordsaintsfc@ymail.com.
9.00 Children’s Dance classes at the STMA: Contact Danielle Ellis, 07866395739, e-mail pirouettesandpullbacks@outlook.com.
10.00 – 5.00pm at Shefford Bowls Club Final weekend: Spectators welcome. Contact secretarysheffordbowlsclub@gmail.com.
10.00 – 12.00 noon Free Singing Workshop:
10-11am: 9-14 year olds.
11-12 noon: 15 year olds – adults.
At Barnwell Music Studio, Bedford Road, Shefford.
Contact Maxine, 07736901549, e-mail maxine@barnwellmusic.co.uk.
Pre-booking only.
12.00 – 4.00pm Soft Play and Bouncy Castle at the STMA: FREE
6.00 – 7.00pm Children’s Disco at the STMA: Check out the refurbished hall.
7.00 till late, Family Disco at the STMA: Check out the refurbished hall.
Sunday 26th September:
Shefford Saints Football Club at the STMA: am – times vary. Contact sheffordsaintsfc@ymail.com.
9.30 – 12.00 noon Taekwando at the Community Hall: Contact Jonathan Marshall, 07596 542565
10.00 – 5.00pm at Shefford Bowls Club Final weekend: Spectators welcome. Contact secretarysheffordbowlsclub@gmail.com.
3.30pm Movie afternoon at the STMA: FREE – experience the new facilities.
6.30pm Tai Chi beginners and seniors class at the Community Hall: Contact Ian Deavin 07860 218334.

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