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Weekend Picks: World Cup ‘66

World Cup ‘66: Sat 30th July (QUAD, Derby)

The film will be broadcast from the SSE Arena in Wembley Credit: World Cup '66: Minute By Minute

This weekend QUAD in Derby will be remembering England’s footballing success from the Summer of 1966.

Fifty years on music, history and football combine into a one-off event re-telling the story of the historic day. Bringing together match footage, stories, appearances from football heroes, and songs from 1966 - performed live by some of today’s artists.

Told in real time, minute by minute, World Cup '66: Minute By Minute will be broadcast live to cinemas from The SSE Arena, Wembley, just yards from where the original game was played.

“It’s a great way to celebrate English sporting success with a mix of live music and archive footage”

– Adam Marsh, QUAD Cinema Programmer

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Weekend Picks: Motor Show

Classic Motor Show: Sun 31st July (Stafford Castle, Stafford)

Ray Herritts with his Austin Standard 10. The motor will feature alongside other classic cars this weekend. Credit: Stafford Borough Council

Thousands of visitors are expected at Stafford Castle this Sunday for the classic motor show.

Now in its twelfth year there’ll be awards for the ‘Best Vehicles in Class’. Competition categories include: Pre 1920; 1920s & 30s, 1940s & 50s, 1960s & 70s, Future Classics, Best Vintage Tractor; Best Classic Commercial, Best Military Classic and Best Vintage Motorcycle.

Organisers of the car show are also inviting owners of veteran, vintage, classic and collectors’ cars to book their vehicles into the show.

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Weekend Picks: The Game Fair

The Game Fair: Fri 29th - Sun 31st July (Ragley Hall, Warwickshire)

Ariel view of Ragley Hall Credit: Marketing Aloud / Ragley Hall

Now in its 58th year, the Game Fair takes place at Ragley Hall this weekend.

The event celebrates British country life and field sports. More than 100,000 people are expected to take part in a range of activities this weekend including gundog handling, clay shooting, archery, fishing, falconry and ferreting.

There will also be food and drink, shopping stalls, as well as outdoor off-road driving.

“We are delighted to be hosting the 58th Game Fair which has always been one of the most popular shows at Ragley Hall.

From those passionate about country pursuits to families looking for a fun-filled day out, The Game Fair it set to be a great day out for everyone”.

– Hilary Philpott, House Manager at Ragley Hall

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