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Ickenham Church News - June 2004

ICKENHAM FESTIVAL
12TH - 20TH JUNE
SOME HIGHLIGHTS
www.ickenhamfestival.co.uk

FOR FULL DETAILS, AND MUCH MORE, MAKE SURE YOU BUY YOUR FESTIVAL PROGRAMME FROM OUR LOCAL SHOPS

Saturday, 12th - Glebe School Summer Show.  Members of Ickenham Art Society exhibit their work around the pond.
Flower Festival based on The Creation, and created by the St Giles' Flower Arrangers, may be seen at St Giles' Church daily until the 16th.  There will also be a preview on the evening of Friday 11th June from 7.30 p.m.
Uxbridge Rugby Club will be running a Boys-Tag session from 10.30 a.m. at their ground in Gatting Way.
 
Sunday, 13th ­ Inaugural Festival Service 9.45 a.m. in St Giles' Church.
Choral Concert at 8.00 p.m. in St Giles' Church. The Byron Consort from Harrow School will perform, unaccompanied, works that trace music used in our Churches through the centuries.
 
Monday, 14th - will see the kick off to our boys' five-a-side football competition while SODA group will hold an open afternoon in the TOC H HQ.
 
Tuesday, 15th - In the evening the Guides will be organising a Strawberry Fayre at their HQ in Community Close.
 
Wednesday, 16th - Concert in the Compass Theatre by the Yiewsley and West Drayton Band with Ladies Barber Shop Singers Capital Connection. Tickets available from the Compass Theatre Box Office (£8.00 or £6.00 Concessions). 
Children's Pavement Art outside the Library.
Coffee Morning and a Garden Party. 
Ever-popular Arts and Crafts show in the United Reformed Church until Friday.
 
Thursday, 17th ­ Festival Lunch in St Giles' Church Hall, and a Cream Tea at the U.R.C. Tea Dance in the Village Hall. 
In St Giles' Church, Breakspear Junior School pupils will be singing Benjamin Britten's twelve songs.
 
Friday, 18th - At lunchtime, John Miley will be introducing American virtuoso organists playing the organ in St Giles' Church.
Lord Paget's Morris Dance ladies team.
Music of a different kind - a Girls' Disco for those aged 6 to 10 years.
 
Saturday, 19th - Gala Day at Swakeleys House Grounds includes a Gala Procession through the Village. This year, assembly and judging will be done in The Grove; then the parade will pass down Ivy House Road into Swakeleys House Grounds. As usual there will be many Stalls and Sideshows, Displays and other events in the arena. There is Clay Pigeon Shooting, Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides. Miniature Steam Train Rides, Children's Sports and much more. Admission is Free.
 
In the evening, the very popular "Music for a Summer Evening" played by the Vyners Swing Band, and the Perry Parsons Big Band, will entertain, followed by a firework display (tickets price £5 in advance from Togs and the Bookcellar shops in Ickenham). An evening menu (no Burgers) will be available from Breakspear Parents' Association catering.
 
Sunday, 20th - The Festival will close with a Service of Praise and Thanksgiving in the U.R.C. at 11 a.m. for what we hope will be another successful week. A Garden Party for the service congregation will follow in St Giles' Rectory Gardens.

Is your appetite wetted? The above are just some of the many activities taking place.  Full details of all the Festival Events are in the Festival Programme available in local Ickenham shops or contact 01895 637932.   Enjoy!

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Drop-In For The Bereaved

Third Monday of each month. St Giles' Church Hall, 2 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. A friendly, informal opportunity for a chat, over a cup of tea, with other bereaved people and pastoral visitors.  The next meeting is Monday 21st June (also Monday 19th July). Just come along, or ring the Rectory (622970), if you would like to talk to someone first.

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Ickenham Good Neighbour Scheme

Ickenham Good Neighbour Scheme exists to serve the whole of Ickenham. We're here to assist in an emergency. If you need help, the daytime contact numbers are: 01895 633020 or 01895 235061.

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