A good moaning for weekend fun

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RUGBY’S Arthur Bostrom and the famous Blockheads will be the guests of honour at two separate village events over the August bank holiday weekend.

You can expect the unexpected as the Blockheads play at the Braunston Village Week on Bank Holiday Monday (August 29) while visitors to the Long Buckby Feast day can wish a sitcom star a ‘good moaning’.

Former Lawrence Sheriff pupil Arthur Bostrom, who played Officer Crabtree in ’Allo ’Allo and was born in Rugby, will be opening Feast Day on Bank Holiday Monday which will see a parade of Long Buckby puddings made by villagers alongside stalls and games.

The feast’s organiser Hilary Tibbs said: “We are all really excited about getting Crabtree from ’Allo ’Allo. I have been putting together something for the village newsletter about the event and have asked people to practise their ‘good moanings’.”

The Braunston Village Weekend starts on Saturday, August 27 with events including piano, ping-pong and poetry on the village green.

Two films, Where the Wild Things Are and Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, the biopic of Blockheads front-man Ian Dury, will also be shown in the village hall.

On the Sunday, there will be a live performance from a number of local acts on the stage at the Jetty Field while Bank Holiday Monday will see performances by Sheelanagig before the Blockheads.

One of the team of helpers, Abigail Campbell, said: “I can’t believe the Blockheads are going to be playing in a place like Braunston, it is going to be fantastic. We wanted to make more of the stage so that is why we are having two days of music .”

For more information on both events visit www.buckbyfeast.org.uk and www.braunstonvillageweekend.co.uk.