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It's an amazing day planned for today, Saturday at the Audlem Festival.

We don't think we have ever published as full a day's programme on Audlem Online as today's — but possibly that's a record that will be broken tomorrow — and maybe then again Monday!

Will anyone manage to get to everything on offer? Now, there's a challenge!

The Famous on the Fringe Festival
Hoc's Fat Pigeon, Cheshire Street

Daily, during the main festival days, all unplugged acoustic spot sets from many of the artists and buskers alike! Pop in to 'The Nest' at Hoc's and enjoy the chilled relaxed ambience you will find there.

Check the board daily to see who's on......

10:00am — Display of Embroidery at the Methodist Church

Exhibition by S Stead, M Derbyshire, D Ashby, Sue Molsom & C Evans of the Embroiderers Guild

10:00am — 1920's Pop-up Speakeasy on the Methodist Church Hall Car Park

"1920's Speak Easy", with Jazz singer Bexi Owen, plus children can make their own feather headband , necklace making, cupcake decorating etc. A great attraction for the young children. Lessons in the Charleston. A veritable Arts Jewel in the crown of our festival we feel.

10:00am — Audlem Mill Shop Exhibitions at Audlem Mill Shop

Various Art & Craft exhibits over the festival weekend, plus pop in and take part in the didgeridoo competition!

10:00am — ADAPT Environmental Information at the Buttermarket

Environmental interests at the local level, find out more about the Transition Group here in the village.

10:30am — Photographic exhibition at the Scout & Guide Hall Cheshire Street

Photographic exhibition by Whitchurch Photo Society plus local arts & crafts

11:00am — Elly Kingdon at Jinja Bakes Cafe

Start your morning off with a dash of music with your chance to hear a sneak preview of Elly Kingdon's new EP Buss Pass, ahead of the EP Launch later on in the festival

12:00pm — Beyond the Graves Poetry workshop at The Bridge Inn

Join writer and performance poet Emma Purshouse for a free writing workshop designed to get your creative flow flowing. Introduction takes place at The Bridge Inn and then it's off round the cemetery and churchyard for creative writing inspiration... if you dare.
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12:30pm — The Robin Pierce Band at The Lord Combermere

Join Robin's Band for a balance of alternative pop & traditional folk is achieved with the help of an acoustic guitar, harmonious keys & snappy percussion.

1:00pm — Jazz Dawgs at The Bridge Inn

Jazz Dawgs 2nd set of the festival, you want real West Coast swing, look no further, never tried West Coast swing? get along and give it a go, these are the boy's!

2:00pm — Last Breath at The Lord Combermere

You want to Rock?......then rock!

3:00pm — Jim Kirkpatrick in Blues Alley

The renowned, and most talented rock/blues guitarist sort out by the biggest names in the business, here, in Blues Alley!

3:00pm — Frances Hughes at the Methodist Church Hall

The ever popular Frances Hughes is back with classical songs & opera arias

3:00pm — Akiva at The Bridge Inn

Akiva are a four piece from Bedfordshire playing electro indie originals interspersed with a few covers of indie dancefloor fillers

3:00pm — Itchy Feet in St James Church

Itchy Feet, a local group of musicians playing Irish Traditional music. Favourites at Ireland's premier Traditional Harp Festival in Granard where they were christened 'Cosa Dohsa' (dancing feet)

3:00pm — Abi Broom at The Lord Combermere

A young talent that is really putting the graft in to learn the ropes, all the way from the South coast to play here at the renowned Audlem Festival, go see and enjoy!

4:00pm —  Jeremiah Ferrari (change to original programme, now on earlier than the original 5.30pm) at the Lord Combermere

A 4-piece reggae band based in Manchester! A fusion of Roots Reggae, Rock, Punk, Ska & Calypso 

4:30pm — Tap the Keg at The Bridge Inn

They ought to be mature, responsible & conduct themselves with a little decorum-sadly not! They play a fast, furious mix of foot tapping, hand clapping, get drunk singalong songs you've known all your life.

Over 60 strings of folk, skiffle, bluegrass, country, rock and roll ,gospel and whatever else springs to mind. Wrapped up in a kagool of sillyness and delivered to you with array of strung instruments, Some made of junk, some from the laundry, but all to make you sit up and get involved.

5.30pm — Ian Britt at the Lord Combermere (a change from the original programme)

Acoustic / Alternative / Classic Rock

[5:30pm — Dan Machin & Dave Day at The Bridge Inn

Two of the most talented guitarists you will find. Dan Machin & Dave Day are both accomplished musicians & will certainly entertain you with a set of cleverly arranged classics & amazing improvisations.

7:00pm — Audlem Voices in St James Church

Beautiful Choral works directed by Jenny Collis-Smith

7:30pm — The Daughters at The Lord Combermere

A unique take on Folk.

8:00pm — Nikki Rous at The Bridge Inn

Nikki Rous sings and plays the guitar.

What, you need more? Well, what if we said that she writes and performs heartfelt acoustic songs, sometimes by herself and sometimes with any number of passing musician friends who may be in the vicinity?

Do we need to say she's shared stages with the likes of Supergrass, Roisin Murphy, Level 42, The Pogues, Tom Robinson, Scott Matthews and Nerina Pallot, at venues like Wolves Civic Hall, The Robin 2 and Birmingham's Glee Club?

9:00pm — Sarah Miller at The Bridge Inn

At 17, recorded her first studio session with the Climax Blues Band. Sarah Miller's voice & extensive range appears on many popular recordings for Candy Flip, Altern8, Pete Wylie & the Mighty Wah, Simply Red members

9:30pm — Gambler at the Shroppie Fly

Favourite quotation If it's illegal to rock and roll, throw my ass in jail!
Top Rock Covers band — you need no more information for a good time!

10:00pm — Alive & Kicking at The Lord Combermere

The best soul band from the North East, energetic funk and soul performance not to be missed.