Stony’s going live!

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SERVING up all the best entertainment packed into a special week, Stony Live 2011 is looking to be the most exciting year yet.

The myriad of events begin on Saturday and the activities continue right through to June 12.

A vast array of acts will make up the event, including an Allotments Open Day at London Road Allotments, 1pm until 4pm on Saturday.

This session will be your chance to meet Stony Stratford’s finest vegetable and fruit growers, view their plots and have a chat about how it is all done.

Later on Saturday, a traditional Town Barn Dance will be held in Market Square at 6.30pm.

Alternatively, Saturday will see a Vivant music event at St Mary’s & St Giles’ Church, a Morris dancing session in the town, moo-ving music from The Concrete Cowboys at The Bull Hotel and a Handmade and Vintage Market at The Swinfen Harris Hall.

Throughout the week, Stony Stratford will play host to a whole host of events, including A Breathe of Fresh Air from Pink Floyd tribute band Breathe (Sunday); Best of One World Club music, dance and poetry event (Monday June 6); Hungarian music and dance supported by the Stony Steppers (Wednesday June 8) and lots, lots more.

Take advantage of all that Stony has to offer and discover something different to do.

For full listings of all the showcased events, visit

> The Best of One World Club looks set to exceed expectations on Monday as audience sizes are forecast to hit capacity. With free entrance, there are no tickets to book in advance so early arrival is essential if you want to make the most of this major event in the Stony Live festival.

The show is at The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) in Stony Stratford.

There will be nine acts in total – Flamenco, One World Zeidaco Band, Julie Helihy Irish Dancers, singer Sue Gray, performance poet Danni Antagonist, soulful singer Ayo, the four barbershop ladies who make up Chordination, Bollywood act Shona Shah and Paul Jackson.

Make sure you don’t miss the chance to see him and all the other acts on Monday. Doors open 6.30pm, show starts 7.30pm.