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Town & Country Festival

Saturday 28th August 2004, 09:00 AM, at NAC Stoneleigh

Warwick Club has reserved 54 tickets for Town & Country Festival at NAC Stoneleigh.

Tickets are 6.00 (3.00 for children) for Warwick Club members, their spouse/partner, and dependent children under 18. Tickets may also be purchased at cost for guests (subject to availability of places) for 9.50 (5.50 for children) . Full price for these tickets would normally be 10.50 (6.50 for children) .

Please contact the organiser, Michelle Eaton, for tickets. Please remember to give your personnel/retiree number, and state how many tickets you would like, and who each ticket which you request at member price is for, their age and relationship to you.


Town & Country Festival at Stoneleigh Park 28th, 29th or 30th August. The tickets are valid for 1 day on any of the dates the festival is on, so you can choose when best suits you (and the weather!) 6 areas for you to discover at the festival: Healthly Living Urban Culture Kids Stuff Motoring Outdoor Fun Shopping For more information visit: http://surveydone.townandcountryfestival.org.uk/ or scroll below for details of the different areas. If you wish to take advantage of this, cheques must be received by Friday 20th August. Create your own haven of peace & tranquillity at the Town and Country Festival Join us for Healthy Living at the Town and Country Festival, the event this Summer to discover a more vibrant, refreshed and energised new you. You’ll find everything you need for getting healthy, and staying healthy, all in one Big Day Out! Come and chill out Discover how to create your very own haven of peace and tranquillity in your home, restoring balance and calm. Listen to our talks on the ancient wisdom of Feng Shui and learn how it can improve your environment and sense of well being. Treat yourself to some real mind and body therapy and discover the very best in beauty and relaxation treatments. Learn the healing powers of crystals, understand your aura and befriend your Chakras! Energise yourself! Be inspired! Improve your life with our workshops on Lifestyle Coaching. Feel invigorated and energised, overcome anxiety and stress so you can live the life you want. Visit the talks on healthy eating, nutrition, weight management and discover why we really are what we eat! Learn how to adopt a healthy new lifestyle and maintain that vitality and youthfulness, the easy way! Time for you Take time out to relax and unwind with our demonstrations on Yoga and Meditation. A wonderful opportunity for all levels of understanding and ability, to achieve the special feelings of tranquillity and clarity that these ancient eastern practices teach. Or try your hand at the alternative approach to stress relief... Retail Therapy! A chance to really indulge yourself with a wealth of fashion and beauty products, candles, incense, outside living and much more. Food for thought Enjoy the flavour of Summer with fresh local produce at the Farmers Market, sun ripened fruits, preserves, honey, succulent meats and breads. Quench your thirst at one of the mouth watering fruit juice bars! Or why not treat yourself to a blackberry or apple crumble flavour ice-cream at the September Organic Dairy! Take a trip to the Med at the Food Hall and stroll around the stalls selling fresh fish, olives and herbs. All Terrain Boarding Freestyle World Series One of the fastest growing sports in the world brings one of it’s World Series events to the Town & Country Festival at Stoneleigh Park for 2004. The ATBmag 35ft big ramp will host a freestyle only round of the ATBmag World Series. With big money up for grabs top riders from 6 countries including the USA will fight it out in both junior (under 16) and open classes. The competition takes place over all 3 days of the Festival, with a load of big air and fun comps throughout the weekend. Give it a go! Extreme Academy are setting upa 42ft by 21ft tryout ramp. You’ll get all the gear, a half hour lesson (dealt out by one of the pros) then let loose and do your worst on the ramp! Let’s get Urban! There’s a whole load more urban stuff to try out from Bungee Trampolining, Rock Climbing, 4x4 off roading, Reverse Bungee and Quasar… serious fun with a laser gun! Fancy yourself as a DJ? ATBmag’s resident scratch DJ’s will be on hand to spend some time with you in workshop style demos, they’ll show some real skill and pass on what they know. So if you’re already kickin’ some style on your own decks but want to take it to another level, here’s your chance to have a go. Let your fingers do the talking Now it’s time to put your head back together with the Nintendo Summer Road Trip! With comps from all your Nintendo gaming favourites and a beach bar with chillout hammocks and lounges. If art is your crime then check out the Graffiti Wall and Body Art…ATBmag’s resident artist will be on hand to demo and tip you off to some smooth lines… do it and make a mark. Tantrum is delighted to maintain its position as the number one extreme sports brand associated with Mountain Boarding by sponsoring the World Series Open Freestyle Championships at the Festival. This follows hot on the heels of being a major sponsor of the UK Boarder-cross and Freestyle series. What is Moutainboarding/All Terrain Boarding/Dirtboarding? All Terrain Boarding, otherwise known as mountain boarding is becoming extremely popular and mountain boards now outsell snowboards in the UK 2 to 1. The sport is set to go mainstream this year with several companies such as Toys-R-Us and Argos launching their own boards. Similar to skateboarding but slightly longer with larger pneumatic wheels and foot-straps. They have been around for 10 years now and outsell snowboards in many countries. The riders can jump up to 40 feet (12m) in length and 15ft (5m) high. They do backflips, frontflips, spins and grabs. Technical terms: Misty flips, Rodeo flips, back flips, front flips, 360, 540, 720 and 900 rotations. Mega tricks Double flips and 1080 rotations. Explore, imagine and let off some steam! An action packed programme in the Grand Ring, monster trucks, motorcycles and chariot races! See the Devils Horsemen as featured in the epic film ‘Troy’. Open your eyes to the unique world of models with working miniature railways and mini circus. See, touch and explore at the Imagineering Fair. Catch a ride on a steam train and watch steam machines in action threshing, crushing and sawing! Saturday 28th is carnival day! For the first time ever, you can join in the fun with Carnival Mardigras at the Town & Country Festival on Saturday 28th August. The Carnival Mardigras is all about the whole community coming together to celebrate diversity. Now you too can be part of the action! Be entertained by dancers and steel bands on floats in the morning and afternoon (exact times to be confirmed). You won't want to miss it! Top Dogs Dog lovers paradise! Competitions galore for you and your faithful friend or simply come enjoy the show. Test his agility and speed against the clock, is your dog the fastest sausage eater? Could she be crossbreed dog of the year at Pal Scruffts Dog Show? Or is she desperately in need of a Canine Makeover? Watch the exciting International Flyball and Scruffts semi-final championships. Cuddle a canine, and learn how to become a responsible dog owner. Pal Scruffts Dog Show – You and your four legged friend can join the nationwide hunt to find the 'Pal Scruffts Family Cross Breed Dog of the Year' by entering our regional heat of the Pal Scruffts Dog Show which will take place in our Event Arena between 2pm-4pm on Monday 30th August. Canine Makeovers – see the professionals turn a dog into a pampered pooch! Demonstrations throughout the day. Cuddle a Canine – have you ever wanted to know more about a particular breed of dog, come and meet some breeds you may not have met before. Good Citizen Presentation – learn how to be a responsible dog owner by achieving a nationally recognised award. Watch a taster session at the bronze level of the scheme and find out what’s involved. Demonstrations throughout the day. Dog Scurry – test your dog’s speed against the clock. Family Dog Show – held on Sunday afternoon, everyone welcome to enter on the day. Have you got the fastest sausage eater?! Heelwork to Music* – dancing dogs and their handlers interpret our ‘Summer Holiday’ theme. Young Kennel Club Members Jumping Semi-Final* – winners here take part in Crufts 2005. International Flyball*– some of the world’s fastest dogs will be competing. Summer in the countryside Come and meet the donkeys, shire horses, pigs, cows and chickens. There will be sheep sheering and flying displays featuring owls and birds of prey, with a chance to talk to the experts. Take a pony ride or even have a go at grooming a real pony! Make friends with the farmyard animals, there will be ducks, chicks and rabbits all waiting to meet you. And if you are really lucky you may bump into Peter Rabbit and Miss Tiggywinkle. Imagineering Fair For all 8-16 year olds the Imagineering Fair is a must. It promises all kinds of excitement with plenty of hands on activities, giving you the chance to see, touch and explore exactly how things are designed, how they work and how they are made. For more information visit www.imagineeringweb.org. This year, 13-year-old Imagineering students will be operating the 4-lane Scalextric track that they have built as part of a school project. It is suitable for all kids from 6 to 86-years-old who fancy a chance to compete with the best. Slot racing experts can bring their own cars and controllers. Mounted Games Association Over the 3 days of the Festival riders from the Mounted Games Association of Great Britain will compete in the Equine Arena to find the top teams. For more information about the MGA visit the MGA website at www.mgagb.co.uk. World of Models Visit the Festival’s unique World of Models in Hall 2, off Avenue M, where you will be entranced by working miniature railways, a mini circus and meccano models. Tug of War Come and watch the top teams pulling in the Federation Championships. For more information about the sport visit the Tug of War Federation’s website at www.tugofwarfederation.co.uk All the fun of the fair For the first time ever in the UK, ride the all new Wave Swinger! The main attraction at the full sized fair ground with all of the traditional family favourites including dodgems and waltzes. Little visitors will love the swirling cups and saucers, mini safari train, hoopla, side shows, bouncy castle and tons of treats and candy floss! Motoring Big Boys Toys Celebrate! Join the Capri Club festivities as they host their 35th Birthday Party. The stand will feature cars built in 1969 through to the later MK2 model and the final build of the MK3 series of 1986. For more information visit www.fordcapriclub.com Continue your journey through the Classic Cars Exhibition featuring over 600 cars, and for the first time ever since the 1935 Le Mans race, 5 of the 6 original Riley’s will be back together and on display. It is the first time the cars have been together since the race itself. The sixth car is now in Japan. For more information visit www.rileymotorclub.org Then it’s back to the future at the Modern Car Show with new models from VW, Toyota, Seat and Renault. And the fun doesn’t stop there, Range Rover Register are running their very popular rides around the 4 X 4 off road course near Gate 4, in aid of the Air Ambulance. So grab a slice of the action! Steam Visit the steam section at the Festival and see a variety of steam and traction engines used in agriculture and forestry, from 1890 to the late forties. Watch vintage machines threshing, milling, apple crushing and sawing. Vintage Military There is a lot to see in this area of the showground, including restored and fully working military vehicles and equipment from all over the world dating from the first world war until the present day. Historic Commercial Vehicles Historic commercial vehicles and buses of all ages and types restored to fine detail will be on show. Militaria Market You can find all manner of militaria, books, clothing and spares for sale dating from the world war to the present day in the militaria market. Come and browse through history! Outdoor Fun! Come and join us for the Midlands’ biggest day out this summer you’ll find plenty of outdoor activities for all the family. Enjoy the flavour of summer with fresh local produce at the Farmers Market, sun ripened fruits, preserves, honey succulent meats and breads. Quench your thirst at one of the mouth watering fruit juice bars or sample some traditional cider! Or why not treat yourself to a blackberry or apple crumble flavour ice-cream at the September Organic Dairy! Take a trip to the Med at the Food Hall and stroll around the stalls selling fresh fish, olives and herbs. Saturday 28th is carnival day! For the first time ever, you can join in the fun with Carnival Mardigras at the Town & Country Festival on Saturday 28th August. The Carnival Mardigras is all about the whole community coming together to celebrate diversity. Now you too can be part of the action! Be entertained by dancers and steel bands on floats in the morning and afternoon (exact times to be confirmed). You won't want to miss it! Outdoor fun attractions Donkey rides Alpacas Sheep shearing demos Rural Crafts Shire horses Cookery demos WI tea room Alternative Hobbies Heart of England Falconry Mews Many different native and foreign Birds of Prey. Come and talk to the Experts Superb Photo Opportunities as well as watching their Fantastic Flying Displays Berkeley Owls a display new to T&CF showing the importance of “Owl Awareness” and with 6 or 7 different species of live owls on the Stand. They also provide a 25 minute flying display each day using 3 or 4 species of Owls. National Smallbore Rifle Association Come and test your skill with the best rifles. Fun or Competition targets This is serious skilled target shooting for all not just Fairground Fun. Have-a-Go Junior Gun Dog Scurry The Gamegoer Team will help you work one of their skilled dogs to complete a Scurry Course. Give the commands – see the reaction of the dogs to your instruction. Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting All the thrills and skills of 12 bore shooting but without any bruised shoulders. No experience necessary. Instruction given to Novices. Challenge your friends and family. Entirely safe for all. Uses the latest Laser techniques to hit that clay. Meet the Ponies Join the Pony Club and learn how to look after a pony for real, Come and groom and learn all about the serious side of keeping your own pony. Wood Carving Skills Meet Tom Hanson and see how he fashions a piece of wood into a work of art. He will be working as he talks and you will see a masterpiece taking shape even as you watch. Many lovely examples of a craftsman who really loves and understands wood. Come and meet Ella, the huge British Percheron Ella and Doug are usually working in the forests. Come and meet these two gentle giants and learn all about their old but still very much in demand craft. Pony Rides An opportunity to ride one of these lovely ponies. Fully supervised. Safety Hats provided. The Long Dogs or Lurchers have a long history The National Lurcher and Racing Club will introduce you to a whole range of different cross breeds, all part of the countryside and our heritage. See the display on their stand. Meet the Hounds When not taking part in the daily Cavalcade of Hounds in the Grand Ring (12.05 each day) or meeting the children in the Countryside Arena, the Hounds and those who look after them will be very willing to tell you the facts about hunting and to let you meet these wonderful animals that are under threat of extinction. Visit the Countryside Alliance Stand and find out just how much the countryside means to so many people. Find out how you too can help ensure our “green and pleasant land” is safe for future generations. Our Heritage must have a future. Shopping Sugar and spice and all things nice Ladies shop till you drop! We can announce that Wedgwood will be holding a huge glass and china sale at the Festival. Take the opportunity to pick up a beautiful bargain at the Craft Fair, bursting with ideas from rocking horses to jewellery, paintings to ceramics and traditional children’s toys to hand-made clothes. Then why not unearth a treasure or two in the Antiques Hall? Get your fingers green in the garden centre with plants, furniture, log cabins and sculptures. New baby in the family? Stay soft and dry with Huggies Great Nappy Giveaway!


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