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Stockfest 17 is now over

Thanks to all our Friends of Stockfest, sponsors, artistes, facilitators,

venues, volunteers, and visitors

Stockfest 17 has been voted the best yet. Check out what you missed here and also on our Archive pages.

This year we were delighted to welcome Phil Beer to the festival. He gave a magical intimate performance at St John’s Church to a spellbound audience.

Other musical highlights included picnics on the lawn with Wessex Harpers, an evening with Mozart from Kennet Opera and a high energy rock and blues performance from Chicago 9. State of Undress, a rootsy band from Dorset played on the Glebe during the classic car show as did NUTS and Finistere. All gave a terrific show.

Pete Brady  (Radio London, Luxembourg, BBC R1 and R2 DJ) was the special guest at the S&SHA talk on 1960s pirate radio by Tony Hadland. It brought memories of our teenage years flooding back.

 For more nostalgia we enjoyed ‘I’m All Right Jack’ on our classic British film night introduced by author and film reviewer Andy Coleby.

Workshops have introduced us to origami, chocolate, geocaching, wild writing, cartooning, pilates, singing and watercolour painting.

The tour of the Benham Estate, the STOCC cream tea with talk from James Sadler and Nicola Chester and the summer ramble to Enborne covered conservation, farming and wildlife.

Once again the Stockfest Classic Car Show was well attended with visitors also enjoying the craft fair, art exhibition in the church and open garden at Stockcross House. The weather was pretty good too!

 

So here ends Stockfest 17.

Thanks to everyone who supported us

Stockfest is a not for profit community festival based in the tiny village of Stockcross, Nr Newbury.

To see details of all the events in 2017  click here  EVENTS 17

 

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