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The Greasley Gathering - Timetable and Programme of Events
A fabulous new event planned for Spring Bank Holiday Monday, 27th May 2013...

The Greasley Gathering is a fabulous new event scheduled to take place on Spring Bank Holiday Monday, which takes place on Monday 27th May 2013.

Page last updated: 2nd June 2013

2013 Greasley Gathering:
Introduction | Timetable & Programme | Summary | Sponsors |
A review of the 2013 Greasley Gathering


This spectacular day promises to be an exciting event for Greasley, packed full of fun and exciting entertainment and activities with something for everyone we hope.

There will be a dazzling variety of fun-filled events and activities throughout the Parish including...

  • Birds of Prey Display from around the world
  • The Greasley Gambol - a Breakfast Walk at Beauvale Priory
  • Walkabout Clown, Circus Workshops and Childrens Magic Show
  • Parish Bus Rides on a Red London Bus
  • Soccer Coaching from Eastwood Town FC
  • Old Fashioned Sports with Moorgreen Colts FC
  • Chilrens Crafts and Activities
  • D.H.Lawrence Heritage Display
  • Millie the Amazing Wonder Dog
  • Story Reading in the Parish Hall
  • Make your own Smoothie
  • Annual Scarecrow Day
  • Meet the Pony Club at Beauvale Manor Farm
  • Scouts Adventure Camp at Greasley Castle Farm - learn survival skills and experience a zip wire ride!
  • St. Mary's Parish Church Open Day
  • Frankie Martin Concert
  • and much more!

Furthermore, extensive Parish Pub Hospitality in many of the pubs across the parish will be available including live music and entertainment, BBQ's, hog roast, stalls, Karaoke, and fireworks! Please be sure to check the more detailed Programme and Timetable below for which pubs are participating, together with their start times and the entertainment they have each lined up.

So, don't miss out on what should be a fantastic day of fun activities and entertainment and be sure to check back for further updates and information in the weeks ahead!

Timetable and Programme of Events, Features & Attractions...

Below is the latest programme of activities for The Greasley Gathering 2013.

Please note that this is only the provisional programme and timetable and is subject to change, and more events may well be added! So be sure to check back regularly for further details!

The Greasley Gambol - Walk and Breakfast at Beauvale Priory Tearooms...


Part of Beauvale Priory

Starts from Beauvale Priory and meanders pleasantly through some of Greasley's famed country returning to The Gatehouse Tea Rooms where a breakfast menu will be available. The perfect way to start the party day.

Part of Beauvale Priory

Leader Jeff Catherines.

Booking is essential. To book telephone 0797 383 7403 or 01773 710759 for further details.

Visit the Beauvale Priory website.
Visit The Gatehouse Tea Rooms on the web.

Parish Fun Day at Greasley Sports & Community Centre



English School of Falconry Birds of Prey display

plus Flying Displays at 11.30am and 3.00pm

A bird of prey in flight from the English School of Falconry

One of the first attractions to be booked for the Greasley Gathering was the fabulous English School of Falconry.

They will be displaying magnificent birds of prey from around the world during the course of the day and will give two breathtaking displays of these birds in flight.

The English School of Falconry is a family run business with over 40 years experience based in Old Warden Park, Nr.Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. We have one of the largest collections of Birds of Prey in the country. We visit many different country shows and outside events providing a large static display of Hawks, Eagles, Owls and Falcons, giving visitors the chance to get up close to the birds, ask questions, take photographs and chat with the falconers. We also perform two breath taking flying displays which we guarantee to entertain visitors with some of the largest Eagles in the world, thrilling flights from the falcons, the beautiful owls and the opportunity for some of the visitors to have a go at flying them.

A bird of prey in flight from the English School of Falconry
An English School of Falconry Owl

Click any of the pictures to see a larger version. Also, you may wish to read more about The English School of Falconry on their website here.

Moorgreen Colts FC old fashioned sports

for 3 to 10 year olds from 11.00am

Childrens Crafts and Activities

Walkabout Clown with Circus Workshops and Face Painting - Learn to be a Circus Performer

Kids are in for a real treat when they pop along to the Greasley Sports & Community Centre for the first ever Gathering.

Children's Entertainer, Liz Cheney
Children's Entertainer, Dave Cheney

Dave and Liz Cheney are among the top children's entertainers in the Midlands.

They perform an hilarious blend of magic, circus skills plus one of the funniest traditional walkabout clown routines in the business.

Children's Magic from Don Chambers

at 12.45pm in the Parish Hall

If the Walkabout Clowns, Circus Workshops and Face Painting wasn't enough, then local maestro Don Chambers will be dazzling his audience with his amazing magic tricks in the parish hall from 12.45pm.

Eastwood Town FC Soccer Coaching

Millie, the amazing wonder Dog!

performs in the Sports Hall at 12.15pm and 2.15pm, which will also include her World Record attempt at running through legs!

Displays from the Women's Institute, Neighbourhood Wardens, D.H.Lawrence Heritage.

Have a blast with the past with the fabulous Hideous History group...

Hideous History at the 2013 Greasley Gathering

Click the image to see a larger version.

Join the Hideous Historians for some awfully appealing activities throughout the day! Aid in the operation on a mummy and help to remove its guts and brains in a disgustingly dramatic display!

Make and take away your own disease with pots of perilous pox at the creepy craft cart where you can choose from Black Plague, Influenza, Scurvy and many more!!

Brawl in beastly battles against your friends as history is re-enacted in gruesome games!

Join them... if you dare!

Have-a-Go with the Broxtowe Model Car Club

Story reading with Shirley Clarke

in the Parish Hall throughout the day.


Make your own Smoothie!

Pedal away to make your own smoothie!


ALL DAY (unless otherwise stated)

Other events taking place across the Parish throughout the day include...

Annual Scarecrow Day at Moorgreen from the Residents Association

Meet the Pony Club at Beauvale Manor Farm

From 12 noon until 3.00pm

Scouts Adventure Camp at Greasley Castle Farm

learn survival skills, experience a zip wire ride, and much much more!

Open Day at St. Mary's Parish Church, Greasley

Examine the archives at St. Mary's Parish Church, Greasley Open Day from 10.30am to 4.00pm.

RIDES AROUND THE PARISH: Take a tour of the parish on a classic Red London Bus complete with Period Bus Conductor...

12 noon - 6.00pm - around the parish of Greasley
Rides around the Parish in an iconic Red London Bus.

Red London Bus from Exclusive Cars

Throughout the afternoon a classic old red London Bus will be touring the Parish offering an unforgettable experience for up to 64 passengers on each journey. The bus provided by Exclusive Cars of Nottingham Ltd., will also feature its very own Period Conductor, so you can experience the classic London Bus ride just how they used to be!

It's looking like it will be the same route as the one used last year during the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Greasley, (provisional circular route runs - Sports & Community Centre, Hill Top, Smithurst Road, Newthorpe Common, Hill Top, Sports Centre, Moorgreen, Greasley, Watnall and back to the Sports Centre), and should have a total of 10 drop off / pick-up points along the route, and will be running from 12 noon until 6.00pm.


4.00pm - 6.00pm - BEAUVALE PRIORY
Frankie Martin in concert at Beauvale Priory. PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIME of 4.00pm.

ADMISSION BY TICKET - Booking is essential - telephone 0797 383 7403

Frankie Martin - popular and versatile entertainer

One of the highlights of the Greasley Gathering will be a concert by renowned Kimberley vocalist Frankie Martin, who also performed at last years Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Greasley.

In an extraordinary project in 2011 he raised a total of 141,402 for Help for Heroes.

And he did it in record breaking fashion by singing in 366 shows - in 366 pubs - in 366 towns - in 366 days!

At the conclusion of his Great British Pub Tour Frankie commented, "The simple human kindness of the people of this nation is astounding.

"This has been my most exciting and important tour ever. The great British pub raises more money for charity than anyone realises. I wanted to help promote that fact that while doing what I can for the many brave British service personnel who have stood firm, stood proud and done their duty whatever the cost."

Frankie Martin Lands End

His tour experiences could fill a book - in Yardley Hastings a complete stranger personally donated 1,000 to help break the 100,000 barrier, at St David's he found himself singing with the entire South Wales Male Voice Choir and in his home town of Kimberley supporters raised 3,352 the highest single total on the tour.

He performs for as part of the Greasley Gathering in The Gatehouse Tea Rooms from 4.00pm till 6pm, and booking is essential. Telephone: 0797 383 7403.

Visit The Gatehouse Tea Rooms on the web.


from 12.00 noon - NEW WHITE BULL, GILTBROOK
- Beer Festival, 10 local bands, BBQ.

from 2.00pm - NEW INN, NEWTHORPE
- Charity Day, Karaoke, BBQ.

from 12.00 noon - QUEENS HEAD, WATNALL
- Live music, bouncy castle, BBQ, sale of local produce.

- Boating Lake, Hog Roast, Stalls, Fireworks, BBQ.

from 12.00 noon (THE ROYAL OAK, WATNALL
- Beer Festival.

Watch this space for more news and information about the Greasley Gathering as it becomes available over the coming days!

The Timetable of activities, events and attractions above is provisional, and it's quite possible further attractions could be added in the coming weeks - so be sure to check back for further information, updates and announcements in the build up to this exciting new event being organised by a parish partnership including local community groups as well as the Parish Council.

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