Village Community Picnic - Rio In Robertsbridge - 2017

Summer Event

The 2017 Robertsbridge Summer Event is planned for Sunday 18th June starting at 12:30pm on the Robertsbridge Recreation Ground.

This year there is a Rio Carnival theme with a procession and lots of colourful costumes and masks. We have a fantastic live Samba band playing during the afternoon.

After the great success of last years event, planning is well underway for an even more fun packed afternoon this year. Look out for the publicity and join us for some mid-summer sunshine. A variety of activities are being organised for all ages and it will provide some time to relax and meet old and new friends from the village.

There will be games and treasure hunts for the more enthusiastic, with ice creams, tea and cakes, competitions and entertainment from local young people. It will be a great fun afternoon for the village to enjoy a picnic and entertainment together in the warm sunshine. This is a fantastic chance for the whole village to chill out and have a great time.

The Robertsbridge Summer Events are not designed as fundraisers or a fete but they provide a great opportunity for the whole Robertsbridge community to join together and have some FREE fun together. Put it in your diaries and we look forward to seeing you on 18th June....

Village Picnic

We are particularly pleased to welcome to this years Summer Event Applause - Etta Ermini Dance Theatre with Culinary Duel -

A cook off like no other! Based upon the familiar format of TV cookery shows, Culinary Duel is an outdoor dance theatre performance designed to particularly appeal to children and family audiences. Recreating the family TV experience and animating its absurdity with physical humour, high energy dance, acrobatics and innovative audience participation, members of the public are encouraged to stir and sprinkle ingredients, engage in egg cracking competitions and learn a simple cookery dance with our professional dancers. A communal experience of sharing, preparing and eating food together, that combines a heady mix of acrobatics and dance.

Check out this website for further news about plans for the 2016 event.

We plan to build on the success of the Robertsbridge Summer Events and offer a different experience each summer. In between the bigger events, we will continue to put on family fun days suitable for children of all ages.

Robertsbridge Summer Events are organised as a result of the views expressed by village residents in the Local Action Plan Survey. If you are intersted in joining a small group to help arrange the next summer event or just want some more information, feel free to send an email to:

If you have any questions about the Robertsbridge Summer Events or would like to be involved in helping to organise future events, send an email to for more information.

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