This has been passed to me by Ickenham Residents’ Association:
The Ickenham Festival Team met today and we have made the decision to cancel this year’s Ickenham Festival (which was to be 6th June – 14th June 2020).
This is due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
This decision has not been taken lightly, but we feel that the health of exhibitors, volunteers and the general public must come first.
The Government has prohibited large scale events, both indoor and outdoor.
If we now proceed, we feel that we could incur substantial losses that could jeopardise future Festival events.
It is also now impossible for the various Ickenham groups (Churches, School, Voluntary organisations etc.) to plan and commit to a June event.
Our business supporters have come under severe pressure, as their customer numbers and staff are reduced.
We intend to work towards the next Ickenham Festival and we appreciate all the support and help that we have received to date.
Any payments made to Ickenham Festival 2020 for pitches etc. will be refunded.
Starting in Autumn 2020 we will re-launch our series of traditional and new events to raise funds toward that aim.
Ickenham Festival – Burns Night – Sat 25th January 2020
The Ickenham Festival Team will be holding their ever-popular “Burns Night” at Douay Martyrs School, Long Lane, Ickenham on Saturday 25th January 2020.
There will be a live Ceilidh Band with a caller for dancing, a Piper, a haggis supper (other meal options available) , dancing, and Burns poetry reading. A great night out is promised for all.
Full details of tickets and booking are on the Ickenham Festival website at www.IckenhamFestival.org.uk http://www.IckenhamFestival.org.uk or contact Doug Neilson on 07516 984514. Tickets can be bought online, by post, or in person.
Also see Twitter.com/IckFest and FB.com/IckenhamFestival
Our friends, the Ickenham Festival Team, will be holding their ever-popular “Burns Night” at Douay Martyrs School, Long Lane, Ickenham on Saturday 26th January 2019.
Expect a live Ceilidh Band with a caller for dancing, a Piper, a haggis supper (other options available) , dancing, and Burns poetry reading. A great night out is promised for all.
You may book online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ickenhamfestival https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ickenhamfestival
Full details of tickets and booking are on the Ickenham Festival website at
http://www.ickenhamfestival.org.uk/Feature.Burns.htm or contact Doug Neilson on 07516 984514.
Gardens of Ickenham: remember that? The movie/slide show will be running on the Ickenham Residents’ Association (IRA) stand in the Village Hall during this Friday’s Festive Evening.
We’ll also be displaying a board showing you what the IRA gets up to and giving visitors two sticky tabs each to let us know which activities they most value. Committee members will be on hand for conversation.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Thought you might like to see a picture (courtesy of Sean Kelly) of some of your Committee members with the Worshipful the Mayor and Mayoress of Hillingdon, Councillor John Morgan and Mrs Fiona Morgan at Saturday’s Festive event in Milton Court.
The Committee members, left to right are, Humphrey Tizard, David John and Neena Bedi.
Winners of the Ickenham pictures competition:
1st Alison Bowles
2nd Eleanor Wrigley
3rd Paddy Rowley
The IRA General Secretary will be in touch with you about your prizes.
If you’re wondering what this post is all about, please visit the quiz itself
Well, it’s too late to win the prize – that will be announced shortly. But if you want to have a go, here are some numbered pictures taken in the village. They’re taken close up or from an unusual angle.
Have a go. When you’ve tried to guess all 20, follow the link after the pictures. Good luck.
The answers are here
Thank you to all the people who visited the IRA stand at yesterday’s Festival event. And thank you for all your kind and supportive comments.
The programmes for this year’s Festival have been delayed. The plan is to drop one through every door in Ickenham. Meanwhile, if you have broadband, you can get a pdf copy (30MB) via the Ickenham Festival website.
Hello. Well that was a great Festive Evening. Thank you Ickenham Festival and all the people who put so much time and effort into making it so enjoyable. And thank you all the visitors for braving the chilly weather to participate in this great community event.
As promised, the video of the winners of the Characters of Ickenham poll is now online.