Feast Week

6ix Road Closure

2019 will be the 34th year that the Whissendine 6ix running road race will have taken place during the Feast week celebrations, this year on Friday 5th July. Due to the requirements of both Health and Safety and our Insurers, things are required to change this year. Previously, we have managed the flow of traffic [...]

By | 2019-06-29T10:51:20+00:00 June 29th, 2019|Feast Week, Ian Arnold, Whissendine 6ix|

Whissendine Open Gardens Sunday 30th June 10am–4pm

Whissendine Open Gardens is taking place again as part of the village annual Feast Week celebrations. Many villagers are opening their gardens to the public for the first time. Refreshments served all day in the village hall. Maps can be purchased from the Green in the heart of the village at the cost of £4 [...]

By | 2019-06-17T15:05:41+00:00 June 17th, 2019|Feast Week, Gardening Tips|

Whissendine Classic Car meet Tuesday 2nd July

Now firmly established within the Whissendine Feast week ,this the fifth running of the Classic car and motorcycle meet, held at the Whissendine sports club. This usually brings together an eclectic mix of vehicles from low powered 50cc autocycles from the 1950’s up to 7.2 litre V8 engined  Jensen Interceptor, as well as more modern [...]

By | 2019-06-17T15:01:13+00:00 June 17th, 2019|Feast Week, Whissendine Sports Club|

Feast Week Fashion Show

The Whissendine Church Flower Festival Fashion Show will take place on Thursday 2nd July at the Village Hall, starting at 7.30pm Tickets £5 per person pre-booked or £6 on the door, including a glass of wine. Tickets are available from Rosemary Powell (257) Sara Bysouth (226) or from the Mace Shop. Contact flowerfest2019@btinternet.com or check [...]

By | 2019-06-09T16:33:42+00:00 June 9th, 2019|Feast Week|

Grantham’s Big Band come to Whissendine

Come along for an evening of foot-tapping sounds from the big band swing era and beyond. Led by local jazz saxophonist, Pete Storey, GRAB perform classic hits by Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, Michael Bublé and many more. With vocals taken by popular local singer Craig Martini. GRAB Band at The Village Hall from 7:30pm [...]

By | 2019-06-09T15:10:25+00:00 June 9th, 2019|Feast Week|

Feast Week Ceilidh Dance

A Ceilidh Dance with the Malarkey Ceilidh Band will take place at the White Lion on Saturday 6th July as part of the village Feast Week celebrations. A limited number of tickets are available at £10 each.  Entry includes a welcome glass of fizz - with food available from £5 per person. Tickets available from [...]

By | 2019-06-03T21:22:08+00:00 June 3rd, 2019|Feast Week, White Lion Inn|

Save the date: Feast Week 2019

SAVE THE DATE FOR FEAST WEEK 2019: SATURDAY 29th JUNE to SUNDAY 7th JULY. If you are organising an event during Feast Week, please contact one of the Feast Week committee, before the end of April 2019, with details to ensure that it is included in the Feast Week programme that will be distributed around [...]

By | 2018-11-28T13:30:32+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Feast Week|

Feast Week 2018 report

What a week, really hot and it was good to see people out and about enjoying the many activities during the week. Grantham Big Band provided a rousing opening to Feast Week at the Village Hall on Saturday night and Sunday was busy across the village with a 20 Garage Sales attracting a lot of [...]

By | 2018-07-19T15:42:22+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Feast Week|

Cancelled – Beer & Cider Tasting

APOLOGIES - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED (updated 2 July). Beer & Cider Tasting @ Village Hall. Get the expert's view on a variety of fine hops. Tickets £10. From 7:30pm, Thursday 5th July. This is a Feast Week 2018 event. Feast Week 2018 runs from Saturday 30th June to Sunday 8th July 2018. For [...]

By | 2018-07-02T12:27:30+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Feast Week|

Feast Week 2018 is upon us

Feast Week 2018 starts on Saturday 30th June and runs through Sunday 8th July 2018. Check out the schedule HERE or check the village calendar for June and July and save the dates in your diary! Don't miss this fabulous village event that has been running for hundreds of years. Feast Week 2018 schedule Village [...]

By | 2018-06-20T10:53:27+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Feast Week|

Scarecrow Competition 2018

The Whissendine Feast Week Scarecrow Competition is back! Make a sports or hobbies themed scarecrow for your chance to win £10 in Amazon vouchers. Put your sports or hobbies themed scarecrow outside your house before Saturday 30th June and let Emma know (call Whissendine 381 or email) your address for the judge to find you! [...]

By | 2018-06-14T13:05:25+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Feast Week|

Feast Week 2018 schedule

Feast Week 2018 will be held from Saturday 30th June to Sunday 8th July 2018. Race a Duck or a Pig. Have a go at the Quiz. Take the family around the village on a Treasure Hunt. See model trains and classic cars. Make a Sports and Hobbies scarecrow and win a prize. See the [...]

By | 2018-07-19T15:36:15+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Feast Week|

Do you have a classic car or motorcycle?

The classic car and motorcycle show, a Feast Week 2018 event, will take place in Whissendine on July 3rd 2018 @ 6.30pm. Following on from the success of the last few years, we are holding our annual meeting for “Vehicles of interest”, so this covers Vintage, Classic and modern. The only entry criteria is that [...]

By | 2018-04-16T14:35:52+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Feast Week|

Whissendine 6ix Entry Form

Download your entry form for the 2018 Whissendine 6ix HERE. Whissendine 6ix Six-mile Road Race & Walk Friday 6th July 2018 Walkers start 7pm - Runners start 7.30pm All enquiries to Ian Arnold (c/o Whissendine 6ix), Tel: 07736 784 210 Email: arnold.whissendine@tiscali.co.uk Entry forms and results can also be downloaded at www.grainstorebrewery.com and www.whissendine6ix.org.uk Event [...]

By | 2018-03-26T14:34:52+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Feast Week, Whissendine 6ix|

Save the date: Feast Week 2018

Feast Week 2018 will be held from SATURDAY 30th JUNE 2018 to SUNDAY 8th JULY 2018! If you are organising an event during Feast Week, please contact one of the Feast Week committee, before the end of April 2018, with details to ensure that it is included in the Feast Week programme that will be [...]

By | 2017-12-30T23:22:55+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Feast Week|

Leicester Mercury (7.7.17): US President Donald Trump spotted in small county village

The leader of the free world has been spotted in Whissendine. All over the Rutland village, scarecrows have been popping up as local people celebrate the Great Whissendine Feast Week. One of them has been dressed up in a suit with a photograph of Donald Trump for a face and a quiff made of hay [...]

By | 2017-07-18T20:32:37+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Feast Week|

Children’s Picture Treasure Hunt (a Feast Week event)

Come and have a go at the Children's Picture Treasure Hunt starting on the Green on Sunday 2nd July, from 10am to 4pm. Treasure Hunt sheets at £1 each will be available on the Green on Sunday 2nd July. A great way to get around the village and spot all the pictures.

By | 2017-05-31T15:20:30+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Activities for kids, Feast Week|

Afternoon Tea at Number 2 (a Feast Week event)

Thursday 6th July, 3.00pm until 6.00pm Come and enjoy a cup of tea with homemade scones and cakes. Look forward to seeing you at 2 Foxhill. Proceeds to go to Whissendine FeastWeek, supporting village organisations and local charities.

By | 2017-05-31T15:19:22+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Feast Week|

Whissendine 6ix (2017) race entry now open

Whissendine 6ix WHERE: WHISSENDINE WHEN: FRIDAY 7TH JULY, 2017 @ 7.30pm PRICE: £7.50-8.50 ENTRY FEE The Whissendine 6ix (six mile) road race and walk was first staged in 1985 and has become a popular event in the running calendar. The event starts and finishes in the Rutland village with the course following a natural circuit [...]

By | 2017-06-04T12:27:20+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Feast Week|

Feast Week sneak preview: Snap Cackle and Pop

Whissendine Feast Week presents Presents an evening of entertainment starring popular comedian Terry Woodpecker along with a surprise performance!! Fun, Comedy & Music at The White Lion Inn from 7:00pm on Saturday 8th July 2017. Entry tickets at £10 per person includes a glass of bubbly. Food - Paella & BBQ - from £5 per [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:50+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Feast Week|

Feast Week preview: Comedian, Food and Music

Whissendine Feast Week 2017 Saturday 1st to Saturday 8th July. Something new in the village during Feast Week: Comedian, Food and Music on Saturday 8th July at the White Lion from 7:00pm. Featuring a stand up Comedian, Food and Music, and a load of fun!! More details to follow.

By | 2017-03-13T15:22:20+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Feast Week|

Save the date: Whissendine Feast Week 2017

Save the Date for Whissendine Feast Week 2017: Saturday 1st to Saturday 8th July. There will be plenty of activities throughout the week in the village, for example Open Gardens, Children's Picture Treasure Hunt, Quiz, Pig Race, Duck Race and something new: "Snap, Cackle & Pop", so watch out for more announcements in the Grapevine [...]

By | 2017-02-09T11:35:00+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Feast Week, General news|

Village Party 2016 (a Feast Week event)

Saturday 9th July 2016 7pm till midnight at White Lion Inn Curry & Pudding plus Live Music from THE MOONLIGHTS Raffle with many prizes to be won. Play “Heads n’ Tails” for a chance to win a major prize. Tickets @ £17.50 each, available from: The White Lion (Whissendine 233) Emma Studdert-Kennedy (Whissendine 381) Graham [...]

By | 2016-06-20T17:00:48+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Events, Feast Week|

Scarecrow Competition (a Feast Week event)

First Prize £20 of Amazon Vouchers! Make a scarecrow to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday and Feast Week. It can be anything to do with the Queen - corgis, castles or members of her family. Please have all your scarecrows out by Saturday 2nd May and let Emma Studdert-Kennedy (Whissendine 381, email) know where your [...]

By | 2016-06-20T16:56:38+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Events, Feast Week|

Royal Duck Race (a Feast Week event)

Buy a duck and you could win £25! Ducks will be released into the brook at the White Lion Inn on Thursday 7th July at 6:30pm Ducks available at £1 each from The White Lion and from: Graham Bysouth (Whissendine 226) Trevor Kettle (Whissendine 032) Emma Studdert-Kennedy (Whissendine 381) Dave Wragg (Whissendine 512) Linda Arnold (Whissendine 645) Mark [...]

By | 2016-06-20T16:50:38+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Events, Feast Week|

Feast Week 2016 schedule

For the latest information, see the Feast Week page. Date Event Venue Sat 2 July 2016 Family Games Time: 2–5pm White Lion Inn Sat 2 July 2016 Grantham Big Band Time: during the Sausage Sizzle from 7.30pm Tickets £9.00 Village Hall Sun 3 July 2016 Church Service Time: 11am All adults and kids welcome Church Mon 4 July 2016 Pig Race Time: from 6.30pm [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:56+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Feast Week|

Big Band Concert at Whissendine Village Hall

Grantham's Big Band will be performing a concert at Whissendine's Village Hall in support of Feast Week on the 2nd July at 7.30pm. Tickets are £9 each available from 01664 474611 / 01664 474226 / 07487 862 482.

By | 2017-12-30T19:30:56+00:00 June 5th, 2016|Feast Week|

Feast Week update: Scarecrow Competition (2-10 July 2016)

WHISSENDINE FEAST WEEK 2nd – 10th July 2016 We will be running the scarecrow competition again this year. The theme is the Queen’s 90th Birthday, so get your thinking crowns on and get as creative as you like, it can be anything to do with the Queen! [Photograph: the King, Feast Week Scarecrow Competition 2015]

By | 2016-03-30T15:32:17+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Feast Week|

Feast Week Village Party

The annual Feast Week Village Party was held at the White Lion on 4th July 2015 with live music from the Supernovas – a great 3 piece that kept everyone on the dance floor. The Hog Roast and puddings were supplied by Chris & Yolanda and the Feast Week committee would like to thank Chris, Yolanda and all [...]

By | 2015-07-11T11:04:46+00:00 July 11th, 2015|Feast Week|

2015 Whissendine Feast Week Classic Car and Motorcycle Meet

Over thirty cars, a dozen bikes, a truck and a tractor put in an appearance at the 2015 Whissendine Feast Week Classic Car and Motorcycle Meet, held at the Sport Club. Families picnicked on the grass and those not driving enjoyed a drink from the open bar on a warm July evening.

By | 2015-07-09T18:36:04+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Events, Feast Week, General news|

2015 Feast Week Scarecrow Competition

The Whissendine Feast Week committee invited folk to make an American-themed scarecrow. A prize of £25 was on offer to the winning scarecrow (or the family who made it). We think that there were 9 entries across the village, and we managed to get pictures of 8 of them. Many apologies if we have missed [...]

By | 2015-07-09T17:14:00+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Events, Feast Week, General news|

Rutland Radio broadcasting live from Mace village store, Friday 3 July

Join Ram and has team from 7am on Friday 3 July 2015 as they play host to Rutland Radio, who will be broadcasting live from Mace village shop. Share your stories about Whissendine's Feast Week. All are welcome!

By | 2015-06-30T12:41:56+00:00 June 30th, 2015|Events, Feast Week, Mace village shop|

Results of the 2015 Whissendine 6ix

Congratulations to all the runners, marshals and event organisers for a fantastic 2015 Whissendine 6ix Road Race. A full list of runners and times can be downloaded from the official Whissendine 6ix Road Race website. The 2015 race was won in 30 minutes and 55 seconds by the 2014 winner Tim Hartley. In second place, [...]

By | 2015-06-29T11:23:26+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Events, Feast Week, General news|

The Stuart Robinson Band live in Whissendine

Grantham's very own Big Band will perform live at Whissendine Village Hall during Feast Week in aid of village funds. Come down to the village hall on Saturday 27 June to enjoy swing classics from Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Quincy Jones, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and many more. Get your tickets (£8) from Mace village [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:09+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Events, Feast Week|

Whissendine’s Got Talent call for entries

Can you sing, dance, act, play an instrument, do magic? If so, you are invited to come along to the Village Hall during Feast Week on Wednesday 1st July between 6.30pm and 8.30pm to show off your talent at Whissendine's Got Talent. As well as performers we also need an audience so please come and [...]

By | 2015-06-01T16:03:50+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Feast Week|

Register for the 2015 Whissendine 6ix

The Whissendine 6ix (six mile) road race and walk was first staged in 1985 and has become a popular event in the running calendar. The event starts and finishes in the village with the course following a natural circuit bordering Stapleford Park. The Whissendine 6ix road race is open to both individual runners and teams [...]

By | 2015-05-19T19:31:35+00:00 May 19th, 2015|Feast Week|

Whissendine WI Fashion Show

A 2015 Feast Week event: The Whissendine WI will be holding a fashion show for Feast Week on Tuesday 30th June from 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Tickets are just £5 each including a glass of wine and nibbles. This includes over-makes from a major high-street store with up to 50% off the recommended retail [...]

By | 2015-06-28T22:13:48+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Feast Week, Women's Institute|

Village Party

Announcing the Whissendine Feast Week Village Party! Hog Roast & Live Music from SUPERNOVAS. Saturday 4th July 2015, 7pm till 1am at The White Lion. Including the award ceremony for Whissendine Digital Photographic competition. Discounted tickets@ only £17.50 each until 26th June, then £20.00 each. Entrance by ticket ONLY - available from: Mace Shop 474964 Emma Studdert-Kennedy [...]

By | 2015-05-12T20:26:24+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Feast Week, General news|

Scarecrow Competition

Would you like to win a 1st Prize of £25 in the Whissendine Feast Week Scarecrow Competition? If so, all you have to do is make an American themed scarecrow and put it outside your house from 14th June so that our “Mystery Judge” can see it. The “Mystery Judge” will be travelling around the [...]

By | 2015-05-11T08:42:38+00:00 May 11th, 2015|Feast Week|

Hold your own Garage Sale during Feast Week

You’ll have read about Open Gardens in Feast Week, as part of this event we wondered if anyone would like to run a garage sale that same day – Sunday, 28th June – an excellent opportunity to clear out the clutter and make some money too – what could be greener than recycling all your [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:12+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Feast Week, General news|

Open Gardens – call for participants!

This month Linda Arnold will be getting in touch with everyone who generously opened their garden for the Open Gardens event last year to see if they are willing to be involved this time around. If there is anyone who would like to join this year's Open Gardens event on the 28th June and you haven’t [...]

By | 2015-04-21T20:10:10+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Feast Week|

Garage Sale

You may have read about Open Gardens in Feast Week. As part of this event we wondered if anyone would like to run a garage sale that same day – an excellent opportunity to clear out the clutter and make some money too – what could be greener than recycling all your unwanted things? If [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:14+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Events, Feast Week, General news|

Open your garden during Feast Week?

As part of the Feast Week activities this year we are hoping to run the successful Open Gardens event, a little earlier this year on the 28th June. I will be getting in touch with those who took part two years ago, but it is always a delight to have new gardens – would you [...]

By | 2017-12-30T19:31:15+00:00 March 21st, 2015|Events, Feast Week|