ORGANISERS of Coldingham Gala will be hoping the improved spell of weather continues so the annual event is blessed with some sunshine on Sunday.
The gala has been growing in size over the last couple of years and anyone planning on going along to the village playing field for the afternoon can look forward to a varied lineup of entertainment.
Things will get going in traditional style with a performance from the Pipe Band at 12 noon before some of the area’s young talent gets to shine with a segment devoted to performers from Eyemouth High School from 12.30-1pm.
And then at 1.10pm, there’s a chance to see the talents of a former high school pupil when Coldingham’s own Ewan Galloway performs some songs on his accordion.
Lyn Manderson brought the house down with her leading lady performance in Eyemouth Variety Group’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ earlier this year and recently colloborated with Raymond Williams again for ‘An Evening of Musicals’ and she’ll be taking to the Gala stage for a 25 minute set at 1.35pm.
There’ll then be another performance from the pipe band before dance troupe Exotica aim to impress with their moves.
They’ll be followed by another group of ladies - vocal harmony group The Mamatones who continue to prove popular on the local music scene and further afield.
Things will take a rockier turn from 3.20pm and then there’ll be some guitar driven music again from 4.30pm once the raffle has been drawn.
Other attractions on the day include magician Chris Wish who’ll be providing plenty of children’s entertainment and giving magic shows throughout the afternoon; a funfair and some classic cars to feast your eyes on.
And speaking of feasts there will also be plenty of refreshment available in the form of tea and cakes and a beer tent.
A range of craft stalls will also be on the field to tempt you into loosening your purse strings and carrying on with tradition there’ll also be a car boot sale.
Archery will be one of the events at the Gala. The Festive Bowmen, who have their outdoor shooting range in the village, will provide the equipment and the opportunity to have a go.
Entry into the Gala is £3 (adults), £1.50 (childrens/concessions), £7 family ticket (two adults + two children): under 5’s free. Prices for the Car Boot are £5 per car, £10 car + trailer/van, (limited spaces) must pre-book, pay on the day.
Proceeds from the Gala will go towards local charities and voluntary groups.