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|2011 Fforde Ffiesta Events Listing |
28-29 May in Swindon, UK.
Read Katie Kiely's Ffiesta blog
|8:00PM||Pub Quiz (non-Ffordian)|
|9:30am||Registration and Booking|
|10:15am||Thursdays Swindon Bus Tour* |
Hunt the Lobster,
Getting to Know You,
Draw your invention, etc
|11:30 am||Opening Ceremony|
|12noon||Speed soliloquy reading|
|12.30||Call My Bluff|
|1pm||Thursday's Swindon Bus Tour*|
|2pm||Thursday's Swindon Bus Tour*|
|3pm||Thursday's Swindon Bus Tour*|
|5pm||March of the Danvers|
|6pm||Jasper's Reading One|
|7pm||Jasper's Reading Two|
|* Additional cost of £3|
|10am||Q&A with JF|
|10:45am||Name that Fruit|
|11:30am||Mid Life Crisis Angst poetry|
|3:30pm||Just a Minute|
|4:30pm||Lobster Space Invaders|
|7pm||Fancy Dress Parade|
|9:00pm||Swindon's Got Talent!|
|Closing ceremony followed by a disco|
|Monday||Informal picnic at Lydiard's Fields (original air ship landing site).|
|As yet untimed||Lego non-elitist building (time trials)/Lego Building|
Weekend event notes:
Although we don't officially start until Saturday morning, we will be hosting a Pub Quiz on Friday evening in the bar for anyone arriving earlier.
The Swindon Treasure Hunt will take place in and around the hotel
Everyone will be put into genre of either Romance, Horror plus Fantasy and Sci Fi, Feminist, Children's Fiction, Crimes or Classics for group activities which will be used for the Getting to Know You Quiz to make new friends
We will be starting off with the Lighting of the Eternal Flame and a rousing rendition of the President Formby anthem When I'm Cleaning Windows
We will be concentrating on One of Our Thursdays is Missing. There will be a reading on Saturday by Jasper, more details nearer the date
Croquet Masterclass - Swindon Croquet Club will be giving a demonstration and coaching sessions, remember to bring your extreme croquet gear of helmets, knee and elbow pads!
Our thespian offering this year is A Midsummer's Night Dream, The Panto! - Will Mr Johnson (he's behind you!) manage to succeed? (oh no he won't!) Will Puck & Co foil his attempt to wreak havoc? (oh yes they will!) As this is being penned by our very own bard Katie, we will have scripts to send out to anyone who is interested in taking part.
There will be Secret Cheese Tasting - we're not quite sure when or where yet, it's a secret
Make a Wedding Present for Thursday and Landen What do you give the perfect couple? Bring your idea to be judged.
The following will be returning due to public demand:
Thursday Next's Coach Tour of Swindon - the original and best, there will be a small charge for this
Build a Lego Model Competition - work in teams to build masterpieces
The Danver Clones will be gathering, we are trying to get as many as possible in one place to break the world record of 23. Certificates will be given to everyone who joins in
Name that Fruit with your host Frankie Saveloy
Hunt the Lobster - look for lobsters around the hotel, you never know where they might be
After the Gala Dinner on Sunday, there will be a Ffordians Have Talent competition, please feel free to present your talents that you want to share with the rest of us from singing to playing an instrument or anything else, but no blindfolded knife throwing at the audience.
There will also be our Fancy Dress Contest either come as you favourite Fforde character or from our featured year of 1968
Compose a poem: Midlife Crisis Angst - Why is everything against the middle aged?
Lobster Space Invaders our real life take on a computer game classic
Hamlet Soliloquy Speed Reading Competition Fancy yourself as a fast talker? A copy of the Soliloquy will be provided to give you a chance to practice before the event
We will end with the Damping of the Eternal Flame and singing When I'm Cleaning Windows
If you haven't booked a ticket, then don't delay! Knowing you're coming helps us help you to make the Ffiesta a success!
The Fforde Ffiesta.
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