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Outdoor events this weekend

11th June 2009 @ 6:06am – by Audlem Webteam
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A village fete in Hankelow and three outdoor performances of the Merchant of Venice in Buerton this weekend will have everyone hoping that yesterday's wet weather has provided as much water as the area needs for a little while.

Hankelow FeteA fun packed afternoon for all the family is planned for 2.00pm this Sunday 14th June on the Village Green at Hankelow. This year the Fete will be held to support Audlem First Responders and Cheshire Motor Neurone Disease Society.

Amongst the many attractions planned are a Gymnastics display by the Cheshire Academy; Sports and Games for the youngsters; Snugbury's Ice Cream; Tombola; Local Vet's stall; Craft stall; Book stalls; Plant stall; Burger stall; home-made refreshments and many more stalls and attractions.

Tickets have been selling fast to enter in the Grand Prize Draw, organised by Hankelow Amenities Group supporting the two chosen good causes.

The top prize is a Hot Air Balloon ride for two people. Other great prizes include:-

  • A day out with a local vet
  • Vet's voucher
  • Voucher for a meal at the Priest House Coffee Shop
  • Joe Heler cheese
  • Voucher from Brookfield Golf Club
  • A Fair-trade hamper
  • A fruit basket
  • A Photographic Portrait
  • Plus many more prizes
Entry to the Fete is free, so come along and enjoy a super afternoon on the beautiful village green whilst supporting two good causes. Hankelow looks forward to seeing you – at 2.00pm on Sunday 14th June.

Shakespeare performances in BuertonShakespeare, in the form of the Merchant of Venice, is back in Buerton with three performances this Friday June 12th and Saturday 13th June. There's a 2.00pm matinee and a 7.00pm performance tomorrow and an evening show at 7.00pm on Saturday.

Let's hope that the forecast improvement in the weather is correct because there's no finer way to watch a great play than with a picnic and a glass or two of wine in the magnificent garden at Buerton House. The Dean Taylor Productions have been described as "Every bit as good as The Royal Shakespeare Touring Company's productions" and previous visits to Buerton House have been extremely well received.

To BookTicket prices are £20 for adults; Concessions/Pensioners are £15; Children(17 and under) £12; children aged 5 and under are free. A Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) is £48 while Students/Schools are £6 each with the tutors free. Group bookings for six people or more are £15 per head with £12 for concessions.

For further information and to make bookings, please call 01772 466256 or visit the website at www.shakespearetheatreoutdoors.co.uk There is a credit card service for advance bookings.

The Audlem area is very fortunate that the Dean Taylor Production is back in the area as all the other venues on the company's tour are in much larger centres. The company invites you to come early, bring a picnic and enjoy one of Shakespeare's most popular plays in a wonderful outdoor setting.


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