The annual Advent Fayre brings you the best of home-made produce - jams, marmalades, chutneys, Christmas puddings, Christmas cakes, speciality cakes and seasonal treats. There'll be fragrant bulbs ready for Christmas, special fine craft gifts and bespoke hand-crafted jewellery from our guest jeweller.
New this year is the Dove Cottage speciality stall.
Competitions, games, tombola and fun for everyone.
Make sure you buy a Prize Draw ticket so that you're in with a chance of winning one of this year's three luxury Christmas Hampers.
And of course, there'll be delicious refreshments served all day
We continue to present shows in the village hall under the Centre Stage touring arts banner. The Centre Stage scheme, supported by the Arts Council, provides funding to bring professional companies to small local venues so that villages like Braunston can host top class performances at village rates. These shows are a great opportunity to experience high quality entertainment on your doorstep, from productions that have often won acclaim at events such as the Edinburgh Festival.
Wednesday 25th April 2018
An alphabetical and musical journey through science.
We discover how octopuses smell, how to make one twin age faster than the other, how everything began and eventually how everything will end. Going from Atoms, Big Bangs and Cells through to X-rays, Y-chromosomes and plenty of Zoology, expect the unexpected - and expect it to rhyme.
This is the brand new show by John Hinton, multi-award-winning writer and performer of the Scientrilogy of musical comedies about Darwin, Einstein and Curie. Now he's back, just playing himself this time, but still singing silly songs about science in all sorts of genres from acapella to zither, and getting rave reviews from wherever it's performed ‑ at the Brighton Fringe this year it won an 'outstanding' accolade.
Recommended for ages 7+, it's a show that will be enjoyed by everyone, children and adults alike. Having seen John in action in his Darwin show in Oakham last year, I'm going to be first in the queue for tickets.