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Festival will show all that is great about Rolleston

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 08, 2014

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THE glory of Rolleston will be laid out for all to see in a special weekend of events aimed at celebrating everything which the East Staffordshire village has to offer.

Activities will be running around the heart of the village during the Love Rolleston festival, which will run over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Starting on Saturday, it will culminate with the 6th annual Transport Festival and Grand Garage Sale Tour on the Monday.

“It is a community celebration, showing affection for the special place that is Rolleston on Dove.

“A whole lot of spectacular and exciting things take place over three days.

“A glittering gallery of intriguing community art installations will decorate the course of the Alderbrook as it flows through the heart of the village; including a well dressing, floating flower arrangements on giant lily pads, home-made duck racing, tree wrapping and much more besides,” said John Phillips, who has been involved with the three-day event.

The fun will kick off at noon on Saturday, as chairman of the parish council James Toon officially opens the event.

Along with art installations, which everyone is invited to take part in, there will also be guided tours around Rolleston, and the opportunity to learn about businesses, groups and organisations based in village.

A concert is due to be performed by the Rolleston Choral Society in St Mary’s Church, which includes music tailor-made for the occasion, as well as some references to the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

There will be a picnic concert on The Croft on the Sunday, were live musicians, dancers and entertainers will amuse the crowds.

The transport festival will be the main event on Bank Holiday Monday, and visitors will be able to see a wide range of of motors which have been lovingly restored by their owners.

A huge garage sale will also be running around the village for people who fancy hunting for a bargain.

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