2020

Bodmin riding FESTIVAL

WHAT'S ON

Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th July 2020

BODMIN RIDING ALTERNATIVE CELEBRATIONS!

This year's Bodmin Riding Festival will be marked with a series of alternative celebrations which include a Beastly competition, a community award and an assortment of online offerings. Keep an eye on this page or on our social media to keep up to date with our online and offline celebrations. 

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RIDING REBEL AWARD

Nominate your Riding Rebel favourite by email or via social media by the deadline: 26th June. Winner announced 4th July.

We need your nominations for our new Riding Rebel Award. The Riding Rebel Award for 2020 is designed to celebrate and say thank you for the contribution of someone in our community who has gone above and beyond to help others during these challenging times. We’ve watched with pride at the extraordinary things Bodmin residents have done to support each other and we wanted to mark that with our award, which we’re opening up to the community for nominations. These can be made on social media or by emailing us at getinvolved@bodminridingandheritage.org.uk before the deadline.. There are so many worthy nominees we’re already aware of, it is going to be an enormous challenge for the committee to choose just one, but we’ll be announcing our 2020 Riding Rebel on Saturday 4th July.”

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FIND THE FESTIVAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Join the celebration on social media! Follow us on Facebook and click 'interested' or 'going' in our Facebook events to be notified of updates as soon as they're posted, or find us on Twitter @BodminRiding 

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THE BODMIN RIDES AGAIN! PROJECT

This year our friends at intoBodmin have secured funding to run an exciting project of activities as part of the Festival. Find out more on their website.

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BEASTLY COMPETITION

Deadline: 30th June | Winner announced 4th July

Categories: Children / Adults / Business

Submit entries via email, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #BodminBeast2020

Don't forget to put your beasts on display over the Festival Weekend!

Residents young and old are being asked to create their own mythical Bodmin Beast. The town has numerous historic associations with creatures from myth and legend ranging from dragons to piskies and of course the iconic beast of Bodmin. There is no limit on how creative you can be. With a prizewinner in each category, we want to see an amazing beast from your imagination. It could be made from clay, knitted, drawn or junk modeled - we know some people are going to have spare toilet rolls lying around at home! We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with. We’re asking people to share their pictures with us on social media using the hashtag #BodminBeast2020, or you can send pictures by email to getinvolved@bodminridingandheritagefestival.org.uk by the deadline, and we’ll share our favourites and announce the winners on Saturday 4th July.

We also want everyone to put their creation proudly on display for the festival weekend, Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th July. Whether this is a mini-beast in your window or a sculptural scarecrow in your garden, hopefully they’ll bring a smile to peoples faces.

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ONLINE CELEBRATIONS

Saturday 4th July will see the festival move online for a small celebration on the usual date of the main ‘Heritage Day’ event. We all deserve some form of community celebration, so over on our Facebook page we will be looking back at memories of the festival from years gone by, along with announcing winners from our Bodmin Beasts competition and Rebel Award, plus sharing new contributions from Bodmin’s incredible community groups and businesses created especially for the virtual festival. With content already being created by popular community youth dance group KBSK, award winning Bodmin Youth Band and various local businesses, anyone else keen to contribute is encouraged to get in touch with the committee on getinvolved@bodminridingandheritage.org.uk 

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SEE WHAT HAPPENED AT THE 2019 FESTIVAL

Not sure what to expect? Take a look at the gallery from the 2019 Bodmin Riding Festival, or see the line up of events, activities and entertainers.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We have great opportunities for businesses and local organisations to get involved in the Festival, ranging from zero cost to saviour status! When we've finalised the offering you'll find the details here, but for now, you can take a look at the 2019 sponsorship pack to see the kind of things available. 

If you're interested in finding out more about the following, get in touch: 

Sponsorship 

Stallholders / Traders / Entertainers

Volunteering & Work Experience Opportunities

Filming & Press

Creative Projects 

Contact: info@bodminridingandheritage.org.uk or message us on Facebook or Twitter. 

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