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Elegant Picnic - 4th July 2015

There will be an annual picnic as a fundraiser for the biennial regatta. This year, 2015 the picnic will be in the grounds of South Hill, Sonning, by kind permission of Andrew Barker and Marjie Thorne (mainly agreed by Marjie!)

Put the date in your diary 4th July 2015, 7.30pm

Details of tickets sales have been published in the Sonning Parish magazine and also below.

The format will be a the Django Swing Quintet performing two sets and there will be a special performance between the band's break with Davie McGirr performing in aid of the Alzheimer's Society. Davie (pictured) is a skilled musician and vocalist and has recently been on BBC Radio! More details here:

There is a PRIZE for the BEST DRESSED "PICNIC" WHEELBARROW - a bottle of champagne to the wheelbarrow judged to be worthy!

Watch out for our very own committee member Dave McIlroy taking to the stage to join the Django Swing Quintet in their second set...!

Tickets have been left at the same price as last year and are £12.50 per person and gazebo pitches at £20 (limited number of pitches available - first come first served). They can be purchased from:

John Hargrave: 07747-444968

Lynn Woodhouse: 01189-692206

Rod Mercer: 07768-250743

A few photos of elegant picnics of 5 years and more ago... you know who you are!

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 The Regatta 2016

Following the success of what has become a biennial  event since 2002, the Regatta will again be held on the Oxfordshire bank of the river opposite Blue Coat School boat house just upstream of Sonning Lock.  A ferry will operate from this point, alternatively limited parking is available on site. A range of adult and children’s events will be held – no experience necessary.  Plenty of refreshments available, bring a picnic and keep fingers crossed for the weather again.