Every year Staines-upon-Thames Day plays host to bands, dance troupes and sports displays on its three main stages. There are attractions throughout Staines-upon-Thames, with everything from Punch and Judy to Falconry and even lots of activities to enjoy on the River Thames. What make this truly exciting is that all these entertainers are local!

Come and find out more about them and follow the links to see them live.

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Attractions

On the River

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Bands

The Pirrips

We were delighted when The Pirrips agreed to play at Staines-upon-Thames Day this year. Formerly known as Skasouls, this six piece band are a must for any live event. Whether you like to toe-tap and hum along to catchy melodies, sway your way through laidback tunes, or foot-stomp to fast-paced beats, The Pirrips will deliver. 

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Cajun Boogaloo

A great favourite at Staines-upon-Thames Day, Cajun Boogaloo are a trio playing Country, Cajun, Old Time, Bluegrass, Folk Roots music from both sides of the Atlantic.

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Staines Lammas Band

Staines Lammas Band are a thriving community brass band based at Staines Lammas Park in Staines. They are an extremely friendly, non-contesting and sociable band whose main aim is to rehearse enjoyable music together. They play a wide range of music, from traditional brass band marches to classical, film music, modern and pop music and everything in between!

Amateur players of all ages are welcome. Rehearsals are every Tuesday evening, 8-10pm, Staines Lammas Park (TW18 4XZ).

Tel: 07811 927410 

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Staines and Egham Rock Choir

Part of the Rock Choir community which is described as being the United Kingdom’s original, and the world’s largest, contemporary choir. Rock Choir  offers teenagers and adults the chance to sing contemporary songs without the need to audition, read music or have any previous singing experience.

Staines-upon-Thames evening: Thursdays 8pm @ The Hythe Centre, Staines-upon-Thames

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Attractions

First Class Falconry

First Class Falconry is run by Alan Greenhalgh. He has a life long passion for birds of prey and had his first kestrel when he was 12 years old. He has had many birds since then and now has a first class team of birds including falcons, owls, hawks, an eagle and a Kookaburra. Alan has over 35 years experience of flying, hunting and looking after birds of prey. The birds are beautifully looked after and a ‘must-see’ for 2021!

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Punch & Judy

The wonders of Punch & Judy brought to you by Professor Dumpling or in other words Maidenhead based, Gary Trimby. Gary has performed for Staines-upon-Thames Day for the past five years and always pulls the crowds! We haven’t put a clip here – you’ll just have to wait ’til next year! 

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One True Princess

So dedicated to her art, One True Princess has been performing doorstep songs to brighten up the birthdays of children during lockdown. A charming princess if ever there was. She loves to appear at parties. Find her facebook page on the link below and come and meet her in person at Staines-upon-Thames Day.

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Mark’s Magic Mayhem

One of our favourite performers, Marks talents are exceptional – from circus skills and stilt walking, table and street magic, to one man shows and mime acts, he is a true star. Available for everything from kids parties to corporate events, Mark can entertain anyone between the ages of 1-100!

Contact details: 07940262367 or magical.mark@hotmail.co.uk. Facebook – Mark’s Magic Mayhem.

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Traylen’s Funfair

No event is complete without all the fun of the fair and Traylen’s have been providing the excitement at Staines-upon-Thames Day since it began in 2012. Established 1949 they are a family run business which has been in operation for generations and provide rides to all events no matter how large or small.

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On the River

The Midasplus Duck Race

The Midasplus Duck Races are the highlight of Staines-upon-Thames Day and are vital to raise funds for this great charity.

Registered in 2005 Midasplus helps local needy individuals and groups in South Middlesex and North Surrey borders and the surrounding areas (East Berkshire). Our main focus is on people in the Boroughs of Spelthorne & Runnymede. We have donated over £200,000 to various needy causes, often we are their last resort!

The Charity is run by local volunteers – nobody is paid, so all of the money raised goes directly to local people in need.

GO TO OUR COMPETITIONS PAGE TO FIND OUT ABOUT THIS YEAR’S MIDAS PLUS VIRTUAL DUCK RACE!!

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Staines and Egham Sea Cadets

Staines and Egham Sea Cadets give young people an experience that will help them grow into the person they want to be in a safe and friendly environment. Through various activities and adventures, they learn teamwork, respect, loyalty, self-confidence, commitment, self-discipline, honesty and how to be the best version of themselves. Every year the work hard at Staines-upon-Thames Day running the pedalos for your enjoyment and helping to give more people the chance to enjoy the river

Contact them through the website or facebook:@stainesscc.

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Surrey Canoe Club

Surrey Canoe Club is a charitable organisation involved with the @StainesuponThamesDay since 2011. The event raises awareness of our free of charge activities, qualifications for the disabled, NEET youth and low income families. Our team also assists Midas Plus deliver the Duck Races every year.

Contact them now or come and have a go next year at Staines-upon-Thames Day: info@surreycanoeclub.org.uk T: 020 83991858 

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Spelthorne Kayak & Canoe Club

Spelthorne Kayak & Canoe Club has been set up to fill the gap in the local area for paddling. It is a volunteer run community club. sadly, like most clubs, they have had to take the decision to close this year but we are all set to see them again on the river at Staines-upon-Thames Day 2021!

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French Brothers

Established in 1978 and continuing today as a family run business, we at French Brothers pride ourselves on our professionalism and dedication to the customer, never losing sight of even the smallest detail. Find them at https://www.facebook.com/frenchbrothersboatsltd/.

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Dance and Sports

Beas Cheerleading 

Beas Cheerleading is a community focused club that offers cheerleading, dance and gymnastics as extra-curricular activities within Spelthorne borough schools, and evening clubs for participants both male and female aged 3-25. Find them at https://www.facebook.com/beascheerleading/.

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Danceenergy

Dancenergy was established in 1995. Sue Wilkinson, Principal, heads the team at dancenergy. Sue and the team have been offering classes in Freestyle, Line Dance, Street Dance, Cheer Dance, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and Dance Fitness for the last 24 years in Bracknell and over the past few years dancenergy has expanded to cover several towns across West Berkshire and Surrey. Find them at https://www.facebook.com/dancenergy/. 

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DreamCatchers Stage School

DreamCatchers is a performing arts school for kids providing lessons across Surrey and London. Our students love attending DreamCatchers as we provide them with the skills and confidence they need to become superstars. Find them at https://www.facebook.com/DreamCatchersKids

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Katy Anne Robinson School of Dance

The Katy Anne Robinson School of Dance is a new school established by professional dancer Katy Anne Robinson.At the school we offer high quality classes in Ballet, Tap, and Modern dance for all ages, from babies right through to adults. We offer syllabus classes following the R.A.D. and I.S.T.D. syllabuses with the opportunity to take examinations.Our aim is to encourage each individual to develop to their maximum potential. Find them at https://www.facebook.com/LOVEDANCE.K/

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Kristi’s Dance Academy

The academy was established in 1995 at The Hampton & Hampton Hill Community Centre and then at the Linden Hall Community Centre both in Hampton, Middlesex. The school now holds classes at the more spacious studios at Reach Academy, Feltham High Street, Feltham. As well as at St.Mary’s School, Oldfield Road, Hampton. 

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Performance Academy

We are a very friendly school based in the heart of Staines Upon Thames. We offer classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Acro & Musical Theatre.  We offer our young performers many opportunities throughout the year, offering classes for children as young as 3 all the way up to our young adults.

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Resolution Dance Company

Based in the Southeast of England specialising in Commercial Dance and Cheerleading. We train multiple teams in various child & teen age groups. We provide an inspiring and varied programme of teaching in a supportive and caring atmosphere. Find them at https://www.facebook.com/resolutiondance. 

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The Urban Dance School

Matt Walker and Jean Paul Pillay founded The Urban Dance School (U.D.S) in August 2004. Our main aims are to teach and promote all types of Urban Dance including Street Dance, Break Dance, Poppin’, Lockin’ and House, as well as exploring other dance styles such as Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Waacking, Physical theatre and Animal Mime. Find them at https://www.facebook.com/The-Urban-Dance-School-UDS-123070831128/

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Knowle Green KickBoxing and Boxing Club

The KIckBoxing and Boxing gym has been based in Egham and Staines area for over 20 years. We teach classes seven days a week. Our youngest members are 5 years old and our oldest, well, there is no age limit. People come to us for all manner of reasons, if you want to build a new you or your ambition is to compete at the highest levels in Kick Boxing or Boxing or your just bored with the gym, come down and see how we can help

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