Category Archives: Events

Any event of interest to the village


Joy Everitt


I am chairman of Arts for Rutland and wondered if you would be kind enough to pass this opportunity onto your contacts.

Calling all actors and crew! The Rutlanders Return is a newly written play about life in rural Rutland after the end of WW1. It is being professionally directed by Martin Berry, musically directed by Matt Marks and stage managed by Graham Ellstone. The play is being written by Andy Barrett from Nottingham and we need cast and crew.
The project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery, Oakham Town Council, Uppingham Town Council and Rutland WW1 committee. The material for the script has been researched by a group of local historians and is being transformed into a dramatic performance with music.
A great chance to learn from the professional team. Please come along to Oakham Scout Hut Grampian way Oakham on September 2nd at 11.30am or see for more information. Performances 25th to 28th October in Oakham, Uppingham, Kendrew Barracks, Cottesmore and South Luffenham.
Contact for more details

Accommodation wanted August 18th – 26th for Movement Workshop

Stewart Hamblin, who many of you know, is running an International Movement Workshop August 19 – 26 in Wing Village Hall and he will be using the Hall for the whole week. There are people coming from Europe and the USA such is his skill. The people are a mixture of therapists and patients. The participants have arranged their own accommodation around the county but one therapist, from Germany, has failed to find anywhere for her and her partner. She has asked Stewart if anyone has a room available during that week. They just need somewhere to sleep and are not expecting any meals.

If you can help contact Stewart at

One More Week For Booking Stalls for the Wing Summer Fest

Still thinking about running a stall at our event ?…

We welcome stall holders and talented artisans… the quirky and the classy… the fun and the tasty… the grounded and the eccentric !!…the caring and the kind

Talk to us about your product and be part of the day that is The Wing Summer Fest 2018!

To book a stall at the Wing Summer Festival download and print the booking form from here. Sponsors and stall holders can buy advertising packages here.

Remember, if anyone books a stall by 20th July 2018 they will be in time to have a free advert in the event programme which will be circulated to all visitors on the day.


Wing Poster


Wing Summer Festival

From Lindsay O’Conner, Event Coordinator:

Please can you kindly give some thought to speaking to respective partners and family around volunteers for the event, we are really low on the uptake at the moment so it would be very helpful to get some names in the frames. Small tasks to larger ones all needing support…an example… we will need someone to support Jim Reeves on his cherry picker with help putting up bunting on the day before the event from outside the village hall and along Top Street. Another area we need support …Oxen cart rides … we need someone to ensure that on the day Ahimsa Diary have everything they need to support this activity, the volunteer will need to ensure the signs are in place on the day for where the rides will be taking place and will need to manage a float and may need table and chairs to support this activity …. ideally this candidate should like animals ! even if not close up and personal.

We will need a group of people to help tidy up the street after the days’ event from around 5pm in order we can prepare for the evening event in good time. Signage will need removing and collecting so road opens and further to that, the marquee will need to be set up in the village car park for the evening event.

During the day’s event, we need support in the form of car parking supervision/Marshalling, again we need to ask around please as Paul Brewer will need support.

By 11pm it will be just like Christmas day over in a flash…left only with the tidying up!!… At 11pm we will need help to clear up so please, do think about yourselves or family, friends who will be prepared to commit to formally being part of the closing of the event team! I am in the process of sorting out the breakfast van for the morning of the event so a nice bacon butty might be tempting enough to bring people onto the streets to help get us up and running.

LASTLY, for today ..prize giving and raffle draw at 4pm (dog show ladies if you would like the dog show results announced by your judge that’s fine) we can extend the general prizes and raffle draw to another person. Sally has asked that you all give some thought as to whom in Wing might like to present prizes and draw the raffle. This someone might be for example the longest Wing Resident if able to take part do you know who this might be ?…perhaps there is someone not at the forefront of what goes on in the village but whom you feel would be delighted to be included and thought of. Please let me know your thoughts as to who this person might be and why you think they are the right candidate. If we have more than one response I will update Sally and perhaps it will go to a vote.


We need some signs making for the Summerfest

We have a challenge! We need signs making for the Summerfest, ideally wooden signs like the old fashioned village street signs. We can, if required, supply plastic self-adhesive 2-inch letters if someone will supply or make the wooden signs with the arms painted with white gloss paint.

If you can help make one or more of these, text or phone John Oakley on 07462808313 or email 

One to go by the Maze with signs pointing:

  • Straight over green saying “Dog Show”
  • Right saying “Village Hall, Church and Exhibitions”
  • Right saying “Artisan Market”
Sign to go in front of church  with arrows saying:
  • Pointing left: “Dog Show”
  • Pointing left: “Art Exhibition”
  • Pointing left: “Food and Drink Court”
  • Pointing right: “Wingledon” yes, that’s right – Wing’s Wimbledon
  • Pointing right: “Zorbes”
  • Pointing right: “Competition”
Signs saying “Oxen Rides”:
  • to go at top of Church Street pointing down
  • same to go at top of Middle Street
  • same to go at top of Reeves Lane
Signs saying:
  • “Toilets in Village Hall and car park” to go throughout village.
  • Signs directing cars to “Car Park”
    • from Morcott Road end (to go where tea sign is) and
    • from Reeves Lane end saying “car park follow diversion signs”.
  • One final sign for “Entrance to Car Park” .