Pilton Green Man Day 2016
Saturday 16th July
Let's hope it's as good as last year. Green Man Day 2015 was an amazing day. Fantastic weather, great stalls and activities, all sorts of lovely food, brilliant music and singing, a big parade with hundreds of followers, an emotional pageant, interesting exhibitions and displays, refreshing drinks and ice creams, beautiful flowers, great street entertainers, loads of young people and familes with small children and grandparents, and even the Search & Rescue helicopter, sadly for the very last time. It was a real family day out with Rotary Gardens like a giant picnic and Pilton Street buzzing with stalls and music.
And thanks to everyone who helped and everyone who came and made it a great day. Especial thanks go to those who helped clear up and return Pilton Street and Rotary Gardens to quiet, tranquil places.
Please come back and help again this year.
New Trust Created to Benefit Pilton
A new Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) has been created to bring wider benefits to the community of Pilton through the running of Pilton Green Man Day every July. Known officially as the PILTON GREEN MAN CIO, it is currently registering with the Charity Commission so that it can carry out its wider aims:
“to encourage and advance the education of the public in the arts, crafts, heritage, civic responsibility and community welfare by promoting the annual cultural Pilton Green Man event, local productions of theatrical and other visual and performing arts, and help in the community, all for the benefit of the people of Pilton, Barnstaple.”
The CIO will support wider community activities in Pilton using any profit coming from the annual Green Man Day. It has already given financial assistance to the 2016 Pilton Panto 'Aladdin', to help re-establish this annual event in the Church Hall, and to The Pilton Story heritage project, to allow upgrade to the online archive after 4 years of operation.
Once registered, the CIO will have access to grants to expand achievement of these aims. Pilton individuals and community groups are invited to put in requests for funding for small projects which will meet these aims. Please contact us through this website.
Pilton Green Man Day also supports
Pilton Cinema is normally on the last Friday of every month in Pilton Church Hall starting at 7.45pm. This year they are having the summer off and will be back on Friday 30th September.
.... and THE PILTON STORY