Have you been practicing victory rolls all weekend like I have? The wonderful illustrator Lara Lockwood made this poster for the Dig for Victory Show programme a couple of years ago but it’s still a handy guide!
If you’ve tried but can’t make your rolls stay up, Poppy’s Hair Salon will be back at this years show!
The lovely Poppy’s ladies will pin your hair up 40s style, whether it is to go to the Victory Dance on the Saturday night or just to get into the Forties fun!
Poppy’s run on an appointment system both days – so make sure you book a spot as soon as you arrive, they are always very popular and book up quickly!
Don’t forget that you can buy tickets to the show online today! The Saturday Night Dance tickets are flying off the shelf so book now to avoid missing out!
I know it’s only Monday but the week will surely fly by as I remind you all that this Saturday the Dig for Victory Show Christmas Dance is on!It’s time to get the shoe polish out, practice those victory rolls and get ready for a festive and fun filled night with a free beginners dance lesson and Live music from Molly and the Kings!If you haven’t got a ticket yet, what are you waiting for? Click here to BOOK ONLINE. To give you a taste of the fun here is a video of the Summer Victory Dance from earlier this year:
Look out for the searchlights and I’ll see you on the dance floor!
At the beginning of October I started working on a scarf and was curious if anyone else had some knitting projects in progress. I’ve had a couple of ladies share their wonderful work, scroll down for inspiration!Lindsay is knitting on this beautiful piece, amazing work and lovely colours!Diana has been very busy knitting squares and making a scarf. She also knitted the cardigan above for her WVS dress and now she’s knitting doll’s sleeping bags for her two granddaughters for Christmas!Thank you so much for sharing your knitting projects! I am still working on my scarf but hope to have it off the needles by the end of the week!
I hope you have all had a wonderful summer! As we are now entering October and I’ve got my knitting needles out from hibernation, I thought it would be nice to inspire each other with some making and mending!
I would love to know what is on your needles? Have you recently repurposed something? Are you working with a vintage sewing pattern?
I have just cast on 55 stitches and am planning to knit and purl until I’ve got a decent sized scarf. I am not much of a knitter but I’m hoping this is a good place to start.
Email a photo with the subject bar reading Make do Monday or you send us a pic or tell us what you are making on The Dig for Victory Show Facebook page! I’ll make a compilation before the end of the month and hopefully we can inspire each other to get crafty this autumn.
What is on your “I want to make this” wish list?
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As we have finally reached the last Monday before the show, I thought we’d share some facts about The Dig for Victory Show that you might not know!1. There is Camping available if you’d like to make a weekend of the event! Learn more about the camping area here and get your weekend+camping tickets here.2. We will have two working 3.7 inch heavy anti aircraft guns in action at the show!3. Every year the Dig for Victory Show raise funds for a chosen Charity. This year we are proud to support Walking With The Wounded and Weston Hospicecare.
4.The French army reenactment group will be doing a demonstration of battle tactics in the arena, both Saturday and Sunday.5. On our children’s wartime activity trail you can try your hand at defusing our UXB , look at a landing craft through a periscope, check the tyres and water on a jeep , type your name using an old typewriter and enjoy a week’s sweet ration for all your hard work!6. We’ve got some lovely music lined up for the whole weekend in the Victory marquee so bring your dancing shoes!7. How do you cook with rations? The Ministry of food cooking demonstrations in the Home Front Marquee might help.8. There will be a special celebration of the Queen’s 90th Birthday in the Victory Marquee on Saturday 11th at 15.15.9. Weather permitting we’ve got a Spitfire flypast on Saturday and a Spitfire and Hurricane flypast on Sunday! See program on website for timings.
10. The Dig for Victory Show is an event run entirely by volunteers! We are very fortunate to be surrounded by such hardworking and enthusiastic people whom put a lot of time and effort into making the show a success!
Previous weeks we’ve had a look at what is going on in the marquees in the day time, this week we are thrilled to announce the acts for the Saturday Night Dance at the Show!
For the first time ever The Dig for Victory Show will have a fabulous live swing band taking centre stage on the Saturday night 11th of June; Lucy Moon and the Bruce/Ilett 7 area sensational new collaboration of Bristol Jazzers!Reputed swing vocalist Lucy Moon of the Paper Moon Band has joined forces with the core players of the Bruce/Ilett Big Band to create a hard swinging, deliciously harmonic octet evoking the sound of the 40’s.
Fronted by Lucy’s rich vocals, featuring the powerhouse trumpet playing of Jonny Bruce within a 4 piece horn section and the original arrangements of swing classics from virtuoso guitarist Denny Ilett; this band swings with a force that is undeniably exhilarating.
For those of you getting a Saturday Night Dance ticket it also includes a complimentary dance lesson by Swing Dance Bristol and supporting act The Goodnight Sweethearts. Enjoy drinks from the bar, delicious food from the stalls around the marquee and a night of great music!
Last week we had a look at what is happening in the Home Front Marquee at the Dig for Victory Show on the 11th-12th of June. This week we’ll have a look at what will be going on during the daytime in the Victory Marquee!There is a fantastic line up of live musicover the two day festival. Acts include the lovely Sticky Toffee Jazz, The Marionettes, Emily Wright, musician Ricky Hunter, DJ UXB, Fifilaroux and The Prohibition Band as well as The Innsworth Military Wives Choir and The Goodnight Sweethearts!Make sure you bring your dance shoes, Bristol Swing Dance will help you with the steps!For 2016 on the 75th anniversary of The Blitz; Aviation historian, broadcaster and writer Paul Beaver will be speaking in our Victory Marquee.Local children from Stagecoach theatre arts school will be performing and The Paper Moon Band fronted by Lucy Moon will be running a free music and dance workshop for children.Outside of the Marquee you can try your skills on an old fashioned game of skittles. Or why not relax on a picnic blanket with a drink from the bar or a bite to eat from one of the lovely food stalls?