Crowds gather to enjoy Bodfest

Pictured, Leigh Chambers at The Plough Stage NNL-151207-170439009
Pictured, Leigh Chambers at The Plough Stage NNL-151207-170439009

The village of Bodicote came together on Saturday as they enjoyed a varied programme of arts, crafts and music.

Bodfest is now in its 13th year and following a parade to the village green by various scouting and girl guiding groups, hundreds of people who attended were able to listen to the vast amount of musical talent on show at the Plough Inn and the Horse and Jockey.

No Tools Required singer Helen Robertson on The Horse and Jockey Stage NNL-151207-170405009

No Tools Required singer Helen Robertson on The Horse and Jockey Stage NNL-151207-170405009

Aside from the music, people were also able to explore the festival’s diverse street market, which was full of different foods from across the world, and a fitting Remembrance display in St John’s Church with 25 ceramic poppies from the Tower of London’s memorial.

Chris Watts is part of the organising committee for Bodfest, and said: “We all had a really great day. We were looking at the weather forecast for a few days and you could see overnight that we would have some overnight rain but everything went really well.

“Overall we want to provide a day of arts, crafts and music to the village with family entertainment, and the re-introduction of the barn dance and the village green really helped, we had families enjoying picnics until 9.30pm. I’d like to thank everyone who came.”

Pictured, Bodicote Morris Dancers Chris and Anne Jones, Wendy Leigh-Davis, Diane Morgan, Joyce Washburn and Leslie Johnson performing their famous bra-dance NNL-151207-170156009

Pictured, Bodicote Morris Dancers Chris and Anne Jones, Wendy Leigh-Davis, Diane Morgan, Joyce Washburn and Leslie Johnson performing their famous bra-dance NNL-151207-170156009

Pictured are dancers from Sarah Green Dance Academy on the village green

Pictured are dancers from Sarah Green Dance Academy on the village green

Bodfest music, village market and entertainment around Bodicote village. Pictured, Maisie Marron (3) dancing to the live music at The Plough Stage NNL-151207-170456009

Bodfest music, village market and entertainment around Bodicote village. Pictured, Maisie Marron (3) dancing to the live music at The Plough Stage NNL-151207-170456009

Pictured, Alison Bridge dancing with 1st Bodicote Brownies on the village green NNL-151207-170341009

Pictured, Alison Bridge dancing with 1st Bodicote Brownies on the village green NNL-151207-170341009

Pictured, Phil Knights, Martin Reakes, Alison Knights and Nikki Hughes enjoying a cold beer in the shade NNL-151207-170321009

Pictured, Phil Knights, Martin Reakes, Alison Knights and Nikki Hughes enjoying a cold beer in the shade NNL-151207-170321009

Pictured, Philip and Rowan Jarratt out with the charity bucket NNL-151207-170257009

Pictured, Philip and Rowan Jarratt out with the charity bucket NNL-151207-170257009

Pictured are part of a display in St John's Church which shows 25 ceramic poppies from the Tower of London's Remembrance display. NNL-151207-170207009

Pictured are part of a display in St John's Church which shows 25 ceramic poppies from the Tower of London's Remembrance display. NNL-151207-170207009