SFTW : Glossop Grill Fest, John Baker Fundraiser and Art in the Window

SFTW: If the delights of the Bankswood Inspire Festival don't float your boat, there's still plenty of things you can do over the weekend.

Two particular events worth highlighting are both taking place on the Sunday.

GrillFestThe first is the return of the Glossop Grill Fest for 2015, which when it was first run last year was (and I think still is) Glossop's first competitive team BBQ event.

From the details on their Facebook page :

GrillFest is about bringing together people’s three favourite things: meat’ fire and beer. Teams will be entering the BBQ cooking competition aiming to be crowned Grand Champion. The festival is also open to spectators and families who can look around the stands, try the teams samples, sample some of Americas finest beers and generally have a grand day out.

It takes place at Glossop Rugby Club, which if you've not been before, is just before you get to Charlesworth on the Glossop to Marple road (heading from Glossop).

Doors open at 12 noon for spectators on GrillFest Sunday, and after the teams have presented their entry for each round, tasters and samples will be on offer.

There are also other stands selling cupcakes,cookies and candy floss, a beer tent, Sheldons bakery van and a bouncy castle, so lots on offer for the whole family for only a £1 a person, with funds been raised for the RNLI at Lytham.

John Barber FundraiserAlso taking place on Sunday (30th August) from 2.30pm at the Bluebell on Glossop Road, is a fundraiser in aid of John Barber.

There's a whole host of activities taking place on the day including :
– 2 Man United v Man City tickets to be won!
-Numerous Raffle Prizes
-Tombola
-BBQ
-Live Entertainment
-Penalty Shootout
-Kids Bouncy Castle

Tickets for the raffle will be on sale at Tesco's on Saturday morning, and if you would like any further details or if you have any prizes you would like to drop off please contact either Peter on 07712 337821 or Andy on 07540 319922.

Art in the windowLastly, but by no means least, it's you're last chance over the weekend to see this years 'Art in the Window'.

Organised this year by the Glossop Arts Project (GAP), over 50 independent retailers across Glossop are taking part in Art in the Window, transforming their shop windows and local streets into art galleries and providing local artists and artisan makers in the area the perfect opportunity to showcase their work.

Art in the Window has been running this year since the 1st August and finishes on Bank Holiday Monday (31st August).

Shop windows, restaurants and retailers have been displaying work including photography, sculpture, fine art, textiles as well as painting and drawing, with a mixture of amateur and professional artists including students work from Glossopdale Community College and Glossop Arts Project participants.