Bushey Festival 2022

Events

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Bringing the Community Together.
Organised and led by Volunteers.

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You can download the full programme as individual pages: page 1 page 2 page 3 page 4

You can also download the Festival in the Park poster or the park layout on the day.

FRIDAY 1 JULY 2022

Garden Party and Entertainment at Bushey House Beaumont
2pm-5pm Bushey House High Street Bushey WD23 1QN, 020 8421 8844

Samantha Neal, the staff and residents invite you to enjoy tea, cakes and live vintage entertainment with us and have an opportunity
to tour the Grade II listed mansion dating from 1825 and stroll in the beautiful gardens. Raffle and tombola.
Tickets £3 Pay on the door, Under 16s free. No prior booking necessary. Park in Country Club car park. First hour free.
Organised by Bushey House Beaumont – a donation will be made to the Bushey Festival.

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Luther Blissett OBE Football Legend at Elton House Care Home, Bushey
2.30pm to 4.30pm at Elton House, Elton Way, Bushey WD25 8HA (entrance opposite the Hilton Hotel on the A41)

Ring Elton House on 01923 700948 for further details or visit
www.signature-care-homes.co.uk/communities/elton-house-care-home-in-watford

Former England and Watford striker local legend Luther Blissett will be giving a talk and Q & A about his football career and what he has been doing since he retired from playing.
Limited car parking available
Elton House presently requests that all visitors wear face masks.
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Private Viewing of Love Among the Easels – The Herkomer School and Romance
6pm to 7pm Bushey Museum and Art Gallery, Rudolph Road, WD23 3HW

In his qualifications for entrance to his School of Art Herkomer stated “married ladies and ladies above the age of 28 are not eligible for admission”.
As he saw it this edict directed a female student’s concentration exclusively towards her art. However, nature being what it is, romances blossomed. This exhibition shows artworks by a number of those students who met their partners whilst at Herkomer’s School of Art
Organised by the Friends of Bushey Museum. Friday evening event by invitation only

SATURDAY 2 JULY 2022

Open Studio & Garden
2 and 3 July 10.30am-4pm
The Old Bakery, 53 Park Road Bushey WD23 3EE

An opportunity to see paintings by local watercolour artist
Anthony Wildig and to explore his hidden garden in Park Road.
Free entry and no need to pre-book. Enquiries to 020 8950 6498 or anthony.wildig1@gmail.com
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SUNDAY 3 JULY 2022

Dog Walk @ The King Stag Bushey
10am-12noon King Stag Gastropub 15 Bournehall Rd Bushey WD23 3EH

Starting and finishing at the pub, voted East of England’s most dog friendly pub 2016 and runner up 2017. Free sausage for all dogs and free glass of Pimms for all humans joining the Walk (or alternative, soft drink for children) while stocks last. 020 8950 2988 or www.thekingstag.com for details.
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Reveley Lodge House and Garden Jazz on the Lawn
2pm to 4pm “Jazz on the Lawn” at Reveley Lodge, 88 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath, WD23 4GL

An opportunity to hear the inspirational jazz pianist and composer Marco Marconi.
Admission from 1.00pm
Performance 2.00pm – 4.00pm (including a short interval)
Ticket price: Advance booking £15.00 or on the day £17.50
Refreshments available. For full details see www.reveleylodge.org
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Open Studio & Garden
The Old Bakery, 53 Park Road Bushey WD23 3EE

Details as 2 July.

MONDAY 4 JULY 2022

Event to be confirmed…

TUESDAY 5 JULY 2022

Three Crowns Charity Quiz Night
8.00pm to 10.00pm in The Three Crowns Pub, 1 High Road, Bushey Heath WD23 1EA

Three rounds of multiple choice questions and two table interval rounds
Teams of 2 to 6.
£3 per person payable on the evening. Pre book your table to avoid disappointment on 0208 950 2851 or on www.three-crowns.com. All proceeds to the Bushey Festival plus 10% of the cost of evening meals.
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WEDNESDAY 6 JULY 2022

Bentley Priory Museum Tour
10.15am to 11.15am Bentley Priory Museum,
Mansion House Drive, Stanmore HA7 3FB

In a beautiful Grade II listed Mansion House in Stanmore, Bentley
Priory Museum tells one of the most important narratives of
modern history. Bentley Priory was Headquarters Fighter Command
during the Battle of Britain. The Museum highlights the contribution
and importance of ‘The One‘, Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, ‘The Few‘, the aircrew who took to the skies to defend Britain,
and ‘The Many‘, without whose tireless work on the ground victory would not have been possible.
Cost of £7pp. Maximum of 15 people. Full access to the Museum included after tour.
Pre-booking is essential via www.bentleypriorymuseum.org.uk. Proceeds shared with Bushey Festival.
Phone: 020 8950 5526
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Walking Reading Group
2pm Bushey Library, Sparrows Herne, Bushey WD23 1FA

Borrow ‘The Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes from the library then join us for
a stroll to discuss the book. Starts and finishes at the Library and lasts around an hour
Places are limited, please register for your place at the Library
Please read the book beforehand!
Free Event (donations welcomed for refreshments)
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Guided Walking Tour of the Best of Bushey’s Heritage Buildings
6.30pm start by the fountain in the Bushey Rose Garden, High Street, Bushey WD23 3HH

Come on a guided walk and talk around Bushey with Bushey’s own Sue Gil, London Blue Badge Tour Guide
The tour will last about two hours. Pre-booking not required but group limited to 30 people. First come, first served. Enquiries to suedevonsgil@me.com
Tickets £5 cash on the day (Under 16’s free) with proceeds to be split between Blood Cancer UK and the Festival. Park in Country Club car park (first hour free)
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Comedy Club Stand Up Festival Special
8pm at the Par 3 Lounge Bar and Café, Bushey Country Club, High Street, Bushey WD23 1TT

Join your host Rudi Lickwood and four top stand-up comedians for our Festival Comedy Special
8pm at Par 3 Lounge Bar
Tickets £7.00 in advance from http://www.walruscarpenter.net/what-s-on/
£8.00 on the door
Special offer! Eat at the Par 3 before the show and get £2.00 off the entry fee! Eat and laugh the night away
Free parking in Country Club car park after 6.30pm
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THURSDAY 7 JULY 2022

Reveley Lodge House Tour Bushey Festival Special – Bookings open from 1 June
10.00am to Noon at Reveley Lodge, 88 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath, WD23 4GL

Exclusive guided tour around this Grade II listed Victorian country house. Enjoy this unique Grade II listed building with its furniture and fittings and the stories behind it. Follow the tour with tea and cake in the beautifully restored Billiard Room
Tickets £12 from www.reveleylodge.org. Enquiries to events@reveleylodge.org

FRIDAY 8 JULY 2022

Bushey Festival Circular Walk by BADFA
10.45am for 11.00am start at the pond by St James Church, High Street, Bushey WD23 1BD

A circular walk of around three miles taking in the fields around Finch Lane. Meet at the pond by St James Church. Children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult. The walk will be led
by members of the Bushey and District Footpaths Association and will take approximately two hours. For details see www.badfa.org.uk.
No booking necessary

SATURDAY 9 JULY 2022

London Spiritual Centre Tours
SRMD, Falconer Road, Bushey, WD23 3AD
10.00am to 5pm

Tours of the building (originally built in 1888) incorporating the heritage aspect of the building itself and its recent refurbishment
An overview of the various community, charity and spiritual activities taking place in the building
Taster activities during the day for members of the Bushey Community include Yoga, Meditation, Mental Health/ and Wellness talks.
Tops must cover the shoulders, chest, navel, and upper arms. Legwear must be at least below knee-length Please remove footwear in racks provided before entering the Centre.
Car parking available at Kemp Place WD23 1DW about 600 yards away. First hour free.
No prior booking needed. Enquiries to 0208 386 0504 or london@srmd.org
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Bushey Driving Range Taster Session for Adults and Children of all Ages. No Experience Needed!
10am to 12 noon at Bushey Driving Range, Bushey Country Club, High Street, Bushey WD23 1TT

Are you the next Tiger Woods? Come and find out
20 balls free, clubs can be provided and coaching tips given by PGA Qualified Professional Matt Cousens.
No need to book. Parking available in the Country Club car park where the first hour is free.
0208 950 0955 and busheydrivingrangeltd@hotmail.com
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Bentley Priory Museum Tour
10.15am to 11.15am Bentley Priory Museum,
Mansion House Drive, Stanmore HA7 3FB

See Wednesday 6 July for details. Pre booking £7pp essential via Museum website. 15 people maximum.
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Reveley Artists’ Challenge
11am-3pm at Reveley Lodge 88 Elstree Rd Bushey Heath WD23 4GL

Choose your own medium. An opportunity to paint or draw in the garden at Reveley Lodge.
Judging at 2.45pm. Please bring your own equipment.
To register ring 020 8950 1017 or email reveleylodge@gmail.com
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JABxing Boxing Taster Session for Adults and Juniors of all Abilities and Ages
1pm to 4pm at the JABxing, Bushey Country Club, High Street, Bushey WD23 1TT

Ever wanted to try boxing or fancy something new?
Free taster session to experience our boxing classes provided by fully qualified professional current and ex boxers and trainers. Gloves and safety equipment provided. Here to help you become your own champion! Come down and join in the fun. No booking necessary just drop in between 1pm and 4pm at a time that suits you! Parking available in the Country Club car park where the first hour is free. For more information contact Anna on 07847 425897 or anna@jabxing.com
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Rockin’ in The Park with Hiway 51
Festival Marquee, King George Recreation Ground, Chiltern Avenue, Bushey WD23 4RF
From 6.30pm

Good times guaranteed on a Saturday night with Hiway 51, a roots/country/rockabilly band featuring Bushey’s very own Emma Goss on stand-up double bass
FREE event Licenced Bar
FREE parking in former County Club car park about 800 yards from the Recreation Ground (first hour free and no charge from 18.30 hours)
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SUNDAY 10 JULY 2022

Festival in The Park……the good times are rolling again!!!! We’ve missed you all….
From 12.30pm to 9pm

An all day family fun event in the King George Recreation Ground, Chiltern Avenue, Bushey WD23 4RF
Featuring local live music, dancing, fairground rides, craft and community stalls, food & drink and lots more.
Live music on three stages…..
Missing the Ferry, Kopykatz, Chique to Chique, Jukebox, Heath, London Bonnevilles, Pip in Boots,
The Magic City Trio, Bushey Ukes, Helen the Vintage Singer, the Out of Handers, Gladrags,
The London Irish Music School, Lara Dannan, Dan Hodge, John Donegan, Pena….
And more to be announced…..
For latest information visit our Festival in the Park page
FREE event Licenced Bar
FREE parking on Sundays in former Country Club car park about 800 yards from the Recreation Ground.
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Craft, Activity and Food Stalls:
Elton House Bushey, Benjamin Stevens, Bushey Library, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, Red Trust Charity, Bushey and District Footpaths Association, the London Spiritual Centre, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery, My Yard Charity, Bushey Chabad, Hertfordshire Health Walks, Hertsmere Communities 1st, Bushey House Beaumont, Zandaya African Designs, Refillabell, Chunkydory Jewellery, John Bowtell Recycled Arts and Crafts, Pennywell Disabled Riding, Anytime Fitness, Tripoli Express Lebanese Street Food, Coffee Coco, Summer Kitchen, Wood Fired Wonders Pizzas, Tastes of the Med

Bushey Festival Circular Walk by BADFA
10.45am for 11.00am start King George Recreation Ground, Chiltern Avenue, WD23 4RF. Meet outside the cafe

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A circular walk of around five miles taking in Merry Hill, Mutton Wood, Grimsdyke, Old Redding, Harrow Common and Bushey Heath. Meet at the Café in the Park. Bring a picnic. Children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult. The walk will be led by members of the Bushey and District Footpaths Association and will take approximately three hours. For details see www.badfa.org.uk.
No booking necessary

ROUND AND ABOUT THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL

Bushey Festival Family Linear Quiz Trail between Bushey Heath and Bushey Village (throughout Festival)

A self-guided trail of about 1.5 miles down the hill from Bushey Heath with questions for eagle eyed children along the way
Download a copy without answers here or with answers here
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Bushey Arts and Crafts Heritage Trail (throughout Festival)

A self-guided tour of around 4.5 miles around Bushey’s rich Arts and Crafts heritage landmarks (properties dating from about 1880 to 1920). Bushey’s own Sir Hubert von Herkomer was a leading exponent of this Movement.
Download a copy here courtesy of our good friends at the Bushey Museum and Art Gallery.
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Love Among the Easels – The Herkomer School and Romance
11am to 4pm Bushey Museum and Art Gallery, Rudolph Road, WD23 3HW on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

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Details as 1 July
Organised by the Friends of Bushey Museum. Free entry. Full disabled access.

2022 SUPPORTERS

The following organisations and, most importantly, people are major contributors to the success of the Bushey Festival this year, not least after what we have all had to go through during the last two years.
If you or your organisation would like to play a part, we’d love to hear from you. For further details visit our Support Us page

2022 DONORS

The Three Crowns Pub, the Horse and Chains Pub, the Par 3 Café and Bar, the King Stag Pub, the Swan Pub, the Red Lion Pub (collectively venues for the Bushey Music Crawl in April and more), Anthony Wildig, Tweens, Bella Rosa, Triangle Health Care, Lucky News and Off Licence, Olivios, Sonargaon, Bushey Heath Garage, Kipling Garage, Salon 41, Bushey Pharmacy, Durans, Goodfellas, Finest Flooring, Mavis of Bushey, Cowlings Hardware, St James’ Restaurant, Cedars, Barracuda, Bushey Auctions, The Flower Shop, MEC Skip Hire, Herts Constabulary, Paul Rath and Bushey and County Councillors

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING WHO HAVE HELPED MAKE THIS HAPPEN

Bentley Priory Museum, Bushey Auctions, Bushey and District Footpaths Association, Bushey Golf Driving Range, Bushey House Beaumont Care Home, Bushey Museum and Art Gallery, Elton House Care Home Bushey, JABxing Boxing, the London Spiritual Centre, the National Lottery Community Fund, Reveley Lodge and The Three Crowns
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OUR GOLD SPONSORS

Benjamin Stevens Estate Agents

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Signature Senior Living at Elton House, Bushey

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