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The Big O Festival - This Saturday!

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From 12:00pm to 20:00pm

On: Saturday, Jul 4th 2015
Priory Gardens
  • From 12:00pm to 20:00pm
  • Priory Gardens, Orpington, Kent BR6 0HH, UK (0.4 miles from town centre)
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  • Free Entry
  • @thepriorylive

Presenting.... "The Big O" - a new festival of arts and culture set in the beautiful Priory Gardens, Orpington!

Celebrating "Suburbia through the decades", with fashion shows, music & DJs, vintage stalls, classic cars, scooters, TV and Film props, a bake off.....free fun for all the family!

We have put together an amazing line up of live music and exhibitions to take you on a journey through time. Centred on “Pop Culture” and how it has shaped our lives, highlights include:

• 1950s Jive and Rock n Roll sessions
• 1960s The beatniks to Mod culture and to the Summer of Love
• 70s and 80s From Glam Rock to Live Aid, Punk to Disco!

• The Vintage Mobile Cinema
• Nightrider Car & Herbie (The Love Bug)
• The Tardis Dalek and Cyber men
• Thunderbird 3 & HG Wells The Time Machine

• Everyday life exhibition from The Memory Museum
• History of popular culture posters gallery
• Retro Stalls - Live bands - Djs
• Classic cars & Vintage scooters
• Craft Beers - Vintage tea tent - Kids attractions
• Food stalls & Community zone

There is most definitely something for everyone!


Tickets will be valid until midnight, so be sure to follow up the festival fun with a meal and drink at one of the excellent restaurants on our high street.

Tags: Cinema, Comedy, Education & Learning, Tours, Exhibitions, & Shows, Family & Kids

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Jose padilla males - 1 Mar, 2017 - 10:19AM

I would like to know your contact number to talk about stall Thank you very much

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Martyn Day - 24 Sep, 2015 - 15:47PM

Let me introduce to you - 'Nark Drool and the Shudders' - a veritable musical time machine!
We are a 6 piece band, 5 guys and 1 gal, recreating the youth club and dance hall favourites of the late 50's and early 60’s, with a repertoire ranging from Presley, Cochran, Billy Fury, Brenda Lee and Connie Francis at one end to twangy guitar instruments, smoochy teen ballads and doo wop songs at the other. ‘Nark Drool and the Shudders’ have headlined at many festivals and events, including the Twickenham Riverside Festival, the Cabaret Suite at Twickenham Stadium, and for two years running the prestigious New Year's Eve Ball at Chelsea Arts Club. In November 2011 we were the featured house band on the live BBC ‘Children in Need’ TV programme from Hyde Park. Recent gigs include the Brightona Bikers Festival in Brighton, the Harley Davidson Owners Rally in Eastbourne and corporate events at Shepperton Studios and aboard the Thames showboat – ‘Southern Belle’. at present we are headlining at the Rugby World Cup Fanzone in Twickenham.
For more information please contact Martyn Day on 020 8892 5211 or E mail martyn@days.demon.co.uk or check out:- http://www.reverbnation.com/narkdrooltheshudders

The music that got your Granny grooving!

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Peter Ormiston - 22 Aug, 2015 - 00:48AM

Hi,We have a 16ft catering unit and would like to be considered for the Big O Festival in 2016,we have a multi/choice unit selling a large choice of hot and cold foods plus we cater for healthy eating,if you need more information please let me know and I will forward our details on.
Kind Regards,
Peter & Lorraine,
P&L'S Catering.

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Emma - 17 Aug, 2015 - 12:04PM

sharon collins. Re:Priorylive event Sat 15th August. As the event organisers we are sorry that you did not enjoy this free event. As to the price of the fairground rides £2.50 per child is the average price in most places,and £5.00 for a bungee is again the standard rate for a ride of it's kind. Had you felt so strongly about the price being charged you had the option to take your children off the ride or to speak with the operator if you were upset.As to your comment on the infestation of rats around the pond area of the park,having myself been a resident of Orpington for 48 years many of which were spent living within a very short proximity of the priory I understand that this is a problem that has been ongoing for years and has absolutely nothing to do with the festival.
Once again we are sorry that you did not enjoy the festival.

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sharon collins - 17 Aug, 2015 - 10:21AM

Re the music festival on Sat. I went with a friend and two children - I cannot believe I was charged £5 for two children, on of whom is only 2, to go on a train that just went round and round for about 3 minutes and then was charged £5 for one of them to go on bungee/trampoline for a few minutes. Completely overpriced!

Also the area around the ponds was alive with rats! That has never happened before and I have been going to the park for many years.

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Charmaine Bourton - 25 Jul, 2015 - 17:09PM

Is there likely to be another one of these?
many thanks
Charmaine Bourton

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Nick - 3 Jul, 2015 - 16:27PM

Hi Frank ie yes you are most welcome the Scotter are meeting at Rose and Crown green St Green (a21) at midday to ride in to the festival site for 1.15 where there is a dedicated scooter area Look forward to seeing you

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frankie clarkson - 3 Jul, 2015 - 16:19PM

we are coming on classic scooters, do we come early?
is there a scooter area as we would like them shown?

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frankie clarkson - 3 Jul, 2015 - 16:14PM

we are coming on classic scooters, do we come early?
is there a scooter area as we would like them shown?

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Brenda Troughton - 19 Jun, 2015 - 19:08PM

I see from the information that there is to be a vintage mobile cinema as part of the day's events. Could you let me know what sort of films are to be shown. I ask because a few years ago we put together old cine film for Bromley's Local Studies which is available to watch. This is old film originally shot for the cinema which stood in Orpington High Street some dating back to the 1930s.

Perhaps you would let me know if you are interested in showing this.

Brenda Troughton

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emma - 16 Jun, 2015 - 23:11PM

Hi yes buses from the station 51 or R11 to the high st get off stop after the walnuts 3 min walk park is on your right :-)

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Queen - 16 Jun, 2015 - 20:10PM

Please advise if busses go to the area from Orpington high street or from the station. Thanks sounds like great fun

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Emma - 15 Jun, 2015 - 19:05PM

Hi Shannon dogs are allowed in the community zone only, the main event area is a no dog zone , im afraid this a park restriction all year round and not of our own doing, we hope that you can still come and enjoy the fun

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shannon du hasky - 13 Jun, 2015 - 12:35PM

Could you let me know if dogs are allowed in the park for this event? Wondering whether we can bring the chihuahua or leave her at home.

Kind regards

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