Events Programme 2018 Christmas Lights
Stony Stratford
Time Entertainer Where
Throughout the day Street Market High Street WatlingFest
Throughout the day The Mummers High Street Street Market
Throughout the day The Concrete Circus Market Square Car Parking
12:30 Rashiqa (Belly Dancing) High Street Funfair
12:30 Twisted Echo Market Square Dancing
1:20 Ant King and Andy Fenton Market Square Lantern Procession
Brackley Morris Men + Red Cuthbert
Rose & Castle Morris + Old Mother Redcaps

Royal Oak + Stony Steppers
Market Square Switch-On
2:00 The Bardic Launch Market Square Potted History
2:05 Dirty Bizness Market Square Photo Gallery
2:55 Hardcastle & Scott Market Square Bard's Poems
3:40 Soul Fever Market Square Getting Involved
4:45 Lantern Procession Arrives
with DJ Dave Tomlin
Market Square Contact Us
4:55 Countdown Market Square Main Menu
5:00 Switch On
Poem by Stony Bard and Junior Bards
Thanks to sponsors
Market Square
5:10 Carol Singing with a choir
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Market Square
When the performance area is clear Pyrofinalia Fire Collective Market Square
Stony Stratford Mummers

Stony Stratford Mummers was formed when a group of dedicated folkies decided that they would entertain those in the local hostelries at Christmas time. A group of friends went round the pubs singing Christmas Carols and one year late they decided to perform a Mummers play. It was in the year 1973 that Stony Stratford Mummers was born. Apart from a one year break in the late 1980’s Stony Mummers have performed every year since its inception. Their performance schedule in the winter always starts when the town holds its annual ‘Switching on of the Lights’ celebration which heralds the start of the winter festivities at the end of November or beginning of December.
For further information, see their web site:

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Concrete Circus


Concrete Circus, based in Milton Keynes, is intended as a non-profit making, permanent youth circus skills workshop aimed at people aged 6 (Year 2) to 18 (Year 13). It is tutor led and all tutors are CRB checked and have valid Public Liability Insurance. They also run workshops in schools and for youth groups.

Nigel Roder, a qualified teacher and a juggling performer and circus skills instructor, leads a small team of well qualified and experienced specialist instructors as well as a group of parent helpers.

The aim is to teach lots of different circus skills to a performable level. These skills include stilt-walking, tightrope, juggling, diablo and much, much more. There will be lots of opportunities for children to have a go at some of these circus skills during the afternoon (up until 3.30pm). So why not bring your children along and let them have a go – it’s free.


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The Bardic Trials

It's the Stony Stratford Christmas Lights Switch On once again, and as usual that means Posing Poets and Strutting Storytellers will be taking over the top floor of the Library to bring the best and the bizarre of Bardic talents from the spoken word world.

An afternoon packed with family entertainment to celebrate launching the search for the new Bard of Stony Stratford 2017 will surely inspire the next Bard to step forward. Are You Bard Enough?

Refreshments available. Free Entry

2pm 'till 4pm 26th November 2016 Stony Stratford Library, Church Street.

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Pyrofinalia Fire Collective



A collective of fire performers, jugglers and aerialists based in and around the Milton Keynes area. Formed in late 2014 they have been involved in many local events and projects. Multi-skilled they not only dance with fire but coordinate circus workshops for adults and children.

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Dave Tomlin

DJ and disco music for all special occasions. DJ Dave T is your man. Based in London and Northampton, he covers the London area, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. DJ Dave's music ranges from 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, the latest chart, r'n'b ,hip hop, funky house, old skool and any style you request.

Having dj'ed for over 10 years, Dave has experience choosing the right music for the right occasion and likes to inspire everyone to get up and dance.

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Dirty Bizness

Formed several years ago for a Stony Live event because of a certain someone in Stony Stratfords love of Bessie Smith, Dirty Bizness do jazz, swing and classics in a big band format with a little band lineup

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Hardcastle & Scott

Hardcastle & Scott are a traditional folk duo from Newport Pagnell.They are currently undertaking a project called A Folk Song A Week in which they are striving to learn a new folk song each week for a year and publish a video of it on YouTube along with a blog talking about the history of the song. They play songs from the UK, Ireland and the USA along with some from further afield (even Yugoslavia!) To hear them or find out more information, go to:

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Soul Fever

Soul Fever, One of MK longest standing bands gives you classic soul numbers from the 60’s & 70’s (and beyond).

A powerful 8 piece band with two lead singers and a rather saxy horn section provide that authentic soul sound that we know so well. You can hear us at:

 If you are interested in the band - call Pete on 07768 836657 or

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Twisted Echo

Twisted Echo transports you back to the 90's, back to a time of Pagers, Pulp Fiction and Pogs. A decade where America rocked and we Brits Popped!

A 5 piece band based in Buckinghamshire covering beloved British bands including Oasis, Supergrass & Radiohead as well as iconic American groups such as Foo Fighters, Green Day & REM. Available for any event from birthday parties to weddings, fundraisers to festivals.

Revisit the 90's rock scene with Twisted Echo - More jump than Jordan, more swagger than Schwarzenegger and more cool than Kravitz!


For more info:


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The Further Adventures of Vodka Boy

The Further Adventures Of Vodka Boy, formed in 2006, are "Milton Keynes' premier three-man-acoustic-duo". They've played plenty around the city and further afield - and are often to be found propping up the bar at local open mic nights.
To hear them go to the link:

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Ant King and Andy Fenton

Ant King and Andy Fenton … two, festively seasoned, Musicians from Stony Stratford who have frequently taken part in many of the Town’s Celebrations over the last few years Ant & Andy perform a well balanced combination of popular music, which originates from British and American Pop/Rock Culture during the 60’s and 70’s. This includes The Eagles; The Kinks, Pink Floyd; Peter Frampton; David Bowie and Steeley Dan.

Ant & Andy will be on Stage from 1:20 to 1:50pm


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The Buckingham Ukulele Band

Buckingham ukulele group meets weekly in the Woolpack, Buckingham. An amateur group of strummers who like to sing songs we all know and love! We sing covers of songs such a Lola, Delilah, and When I'm 64 and even venture into the folkier repertoire.

For more information Facebook

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