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6th-10th Dec: Christmas Tree Festival

Sunday 10 December 2017

St Paul’s church, St Paul's Sq, Bedford, MK40 1SQ

'Stories for Children': Christmas Tree Festival

6-10 December

This year's annual must-see festival of 60 Christmas trees decorated to the theme of ‘Stories for Children’ runs from 6-10 December at St Paul's church, St Paul's Sq, Bedford, MK40 1SQ. Julia Jarman, local author of children’s books, will open the Festival at 10.45 am on Wednesday 6 December, followed by the first of daily choral concerts by local schools and community groups.

Festival opening hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm

Sunday 12 noon-4 pm

Admission £2.50. Children under 16 free

Refreshments daily

'Where are Mr Toad and his friends?' is the free children's competition running throughout the festival. Julia Jarman is presenting four of her own books as prizes suitable for children aged 0-12 yrs. She will also sign copies of her many books for sale, immediately following the opening on 6 December.

The Festival Concert on Saturday 9 December at 7.00 pm features Cellophony, the octet of cellos that played to a packed house in 2015. Richard Birchall will lead Cellophony in a wide selection of music to suit all ages including his latest composition – 'Wind in the Willows', with a narrator.

Concert tickets at £15.00 each, including mulled wine & mince pies, are available at or from either St Paul’s church tel 01234–340163  or from 01234-783181.  

Help to raise £10,000 to be shared between the Church and The Bedford Hospitals Charity, some of whose proceeds will be for The Primrose Care Service.

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6th-10th Dec: Christmas Tree Festival

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