What’s on

Apart from our all-the-year round attractions, see ‘Things to do’, Clare hosts a programme of events throughout the year.

July is our Summer Festival when we hold the Party in the Park for all the family, the Craft Fair, Horticultural Show and many more events, all listed below. Christmas gets off to an early start with the Winter Festival, beginning at the end in November, with the Christmas Fair which includes around 60 exhibitors selling festive food, drinks and a great selection of gifts – an event not to be missed!

Every weekend throughout the year there is something happening with a timetable that includes monthly Saturday markets, antiques auctions, craft fairs, vintage and collectables markets. Our own Clare Choir performs regularly and there is music in the Church.

Why not put the dates in your diary? Many of our events are free and there is something for all ages and tastes.


20 January
Music, Poetry & Readings

Jazznights presents – Julian Marc Stringle

“Julian is an immense talent! Probably the best clarinettist to emerge in British jazz for several decades. His playing has…

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22 January
Art

Clare Art Club – Watercolour Demonstration

The renown artist John Tookey is coming to the club to demonstrate his style of watercolour for us on Tuesday…

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1 February
History

‘Rescuing Stoke by Clare’s Historic Records’

A Clare Historical Society Lecture by Tom McKenny. In September 2017 someone spotted on ebay an item that would be…

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2 February
Club Events

Clare Social Club – Monthly Quiz Nite

Bar open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start. Team of 3 to 6 people, entry £1 per person. No need to…

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3 February
Music, Poetry & Readings

Jazznights presents – Sue Richardson

Since being tipped for the top by Jazzwise magazine, Sue’s career has gone from strength to strength. “If Chet Baker…

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3 February
Food Festival

British Yorkshire Pudding Day

Come celebrate British Yorkshire Pudding Day at The Bell with unlimited Yorkshire puddings with our famous roasts, and a special…

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7 February
Fundraising

Friends of Clare Library Quiz Night

Join the Friends of Clare Library in a fundraising quiz evening. Tables of up to six – £8 per person including…

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9 February
Auction / Fair

Clare Auction

Clare has had auction sales since the late 18th century and these continue today. Clare Auction runs 6 sales a…

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9 February
Music, Poetry & Readings

Treasure Chest Tales: Granny Dumpling

Widdershins Family Theatre and Storytelling present dynamic storytelling with quirky props at Clare Library. The amazing Theatre of Widdershins will…

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14 February
Food Festival

Valentines at The Bell Hotel

Treat your loved-one to a cosy, classic, heartwarming Valentine meal. Whether you’re getting together with friends or treating that special…

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17 February
Music, Poetry & Readings

Jazznights presents – Nigel Price

Nigel has worked tirelessly to organise his own tours (including a 56 date tour in late 2016) and has picked…

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23 February
Club Events

Social Club – Crib Drives

Bar open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start. £1.50 per person including refreshments. Raffle, cash prizes for 1st & 2nd place…

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23 - 24 February
Walk

Learn to Nordic Walk in a Weekend

This session is one of two 2 x hour sessions – the second taking place at 10.15am on Sunday 24th…

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1 March
History

Barbara Burman, ‘The Artful Pocket: An Intimate History of Women 1670-1900’

Clare Historical Society illustrated lecture: Lucy Locket’s pocket is nowadays our sole reminder of a once ubiquitous everyday object –…

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2 March
Club Events

Clare Social Club – Monthly Quiz Nite

Bar open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start. Team of 3 to 6 people, entry £1 per person. No need to…

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9 March
Club Events

Social Club – Crib Drives

Bar open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start. £1.50 per person including refreshments. Raffle, cash prizes for 1st & 2nd place…

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10 March
Music, Poetry & Readings

Jazznights presents – Jo Harrop

Jo Harrop is a jazz singer who has a refined mellow sound evoking the greats such as Anita O’Day &…

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24 March
Music, Poetry & Readings

Jazznights present – Pete Neighbour

Pete Neighbour is a highly respected clarinet & sax player, originally from London and now based in the USA. He…

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7 April
Music, Poetry & Readings

Jazznights presents – Hannah Horton

A natural born improviser from an early age, Hannah has played the saxophone since before high school days. As a…

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13 April
Auction / Fair

Clare Auction

Clare has had auction sales since the late 18th century and these continue today. Clare Auction runs 6 sales a…

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21 April
Music, Poetry & Readings

Jazznights present – RENATO D’AIELLO

“Renato is a superlative saxophonist with a passionate and poetic soul. He has all the virtues – a beautiful sense…

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8 June
Auction / Fair

Clare Auction

Clare has had auction sales since the late 18th century and these continue today. Clare Auction runs 6 sales a…

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14 September
Auction / Fair

Clare Auction

Clare has had auction sales since the late 18th century and these continue today. Clare Auction runs 6 sales a…

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9 November
Auction / Fair

Clare Auction

Clare has had auction sales since the late 18th century and these continue today. Clare Auction runs 6 sales a…

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14 December
Auction / Fair

Clare Auction

Clare has had auction sales since the late 18th century and these continue today. Clare Auction runs 6 sales a…

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