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Chelmsford Winter Beer & Cider Festival King Edward Sixth Grammar School, Broomfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 3SX Wed 15 - 18 February 2017. Open 12 noon-11pm all days. Admission: non-members after 6pm Wed-Sat £3. 170+ beers with emphasis on winter brews; also 50+ ciders, perries and pyders. Souvenir glass. Food available all sessions. Further info see our website 
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Pigs Ear Beer & Cider Festival 2016 Tuesday 1 Dec to 5. London E5 0LY. Festival will run from Tuesday November 29th to Saturday December 3rd. 2017 - Festival will run from Tuesday December 5th to Saturday December 9th. Remember Colonel Travis in the Alamo? He wanted volunteers and so do we. No line in the sand though. It will soon be time for the 2016 Pig’s Ear Beer and Cider Festival which takes place as usual in late November and early December at the Round Chapel in Hackney. Once again we are looking for over 120 willing volunteers to take on the full range of jobs at the festival. Without you we could not have the festival. Here is a volunteer form or one in RTF  format which includes an explanation of job roles. PLEASE fill in ALL the details on the form. It is important that we have this chance to check and update our records. You can return it either as an email attachment or in the post. We welcome all help. In particular we very much look for help in the setting up and taking down period so do consider if you could be available. We are also looking at anyone who might be interested in helping Team Tango with stewarding duties. Finally, there are a couple of periods where we also need more volunteers. These are Friday evening (our busiest time) and Saturday daytime. Therefore even if you cannot help on other days but can on these then that would be very much appreciated. If you haven’t worked at a Beer Festival before, why not give it a go? Although working at the festival is hard work, it can also be fun with the chance to engage with our many visitors to the festival. Volunteers are allowed free beer (within reason) and also receive food vouchers to use at the food concessions at the festival. You will get training for any role you choose and there will be plenty of experienced people about. Please think about volunteering, you will be made most welcome! We look forward to hearing from you. Pig's Ear Staffing Team "Festival will run from Tuesday November 29th to Saturday December 3rd. Festival programme and drinks list available here *link*.” Be aware as always that the beers listed have been ordered but there is no guarantee they will appear at the festival. Here is a spreadsheet and here is the list in HTML. All information correct as of 19 November.  
more info more info The Festival will run from Tuesday   December 5th to Saturday December 9th.  PIGS EAR BEER FESTIVAL 2017