What's on at VE Festival...

Saturday 8th May

  • Live music throughout the town centre from the best of North Devon's thriving music scene - 1940s style!

  • 'The Square Dance' - a spectacular evening event in the fabulous Town Square featuring Tamsin Ball and  "Countdown To Victory", a very special visual effects display by the team behind 'Ilfracombe Remembers' which will be shown on a giant screen and aroudn the Town Square! 

  • Vehicles and static displays

  • Cash bar and Food outlets

  • Bespoke window displays to celebrate VE Day 76

  • Various themed events across the town including a special 'Treasure Trail'.

Tamsin Ball

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Sunday 9th May

Official opening at 11:00

by Cllr Alan Rennles, Mayor of Barnstaple

  • Huge 1940's themed event in the Pannier Market and Butcher's Row

  • Fabulous live music hosted by 'Hopps and Chapple' from The Voice

  • "Countdown To Victory" show by the team behind 'Ilfracombe Remembers', shown on a giant screen in the Pannier Market!

  • WW2 Veterans and The 3945 Portraits Project by world renowned photographer Glyn Dewis

  • Entertainment including some close up magic by Adrian Ward Magician

  • VE Day-style Children's Street Party in Butcher's Row with magic and Punch & Judy by local legend Dave Hendy!

  • Vehicles and living displays including a time-tunnel covering 1939 - 1945, featuring Barnstaple History Group and Saunton D-Day 

  • Fundraising to support The Veterans Charity

  • Period dress very much encouraged!

Vera Carey

Churchill Remembered - Steve McTigue

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Hosted by the legendary

Hopps and Chapple from The Voice FM

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by world-renowned photographer, Glyn Dewis

Adrian Ward Magician

Dave Hendy

Punch & Judy


Partner event - 2021 dates to be announced

The Veterans Charity provides immediate needs support to Veterans who face hardship and distress.

Founded in 2008, the charity operates nationally and is proudly based in North Devon.

Registered Charity No. 1123149

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