Monday, 17 May 2010

Gearing up for Gala Week 2010

One of the proud contestants in the 2009 pebble-building competition

The busy members of Budleigh Salterton Lions Club and their friends have been hard at work preparing for the town's Gala Week which starts in a few weeks' time.

A treasure hunt, dog show, beach fishing and fancy dress competitions, a pudding evening, a walking tour of the town, an Indian cookery demonstration, a pirates' party night, and comedy circus and magic shows are just some of the events that are being organised.

Many Budleigh clubs and societies will be holding Open Days to show off their members' skills and invite people to join, including the Art Club, the Croquet and Bowls Clubs and Budleigh in Bloom.

The Salterton Drama Club presents a Gala Performance of Noel Coward's Present Laughter at The Playhouse in Meadow Lane, Budleigh Salterton on Saturday 5 June, with additional performances on 7 and 12 June.

An early highlight of Gala Week will be the Crowning of the Gala King and Queen at 2.00 pm on The Green, including this year for the first time the coronation of a glamorous Gala Granny.

Also new in Gala Week 2010 is the 'Budleigh's Got Talent' show on Sunday 30 May at 7.30 pm in the Public Hall, raising funds for the Children's Hospice South West

I really enjoyed the pebble-building competition in previous years and hope that participants and organisers will be blessed with fine weather for this popular attraction.

And finally a there's a family fun run on Sunday 6 June for those who've got the energy after this eventful week. But it is only a mile, "up over the hill and back along the seafront."

Budleigh Salterton's Gala Week runs from Saturday 29 May to Sunday 6 June. For further details click on

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