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7TH JULY 2018 - 12NOON TO 8PM

This year there will be an even greater selection of ales, lagers, ciders and other surprises! Along with the normal great selection of artisan food and local music. Quite frankly a day out not to be missed.

Just a few days to go now and everything is looking good

There’ll be no problems with CO2 supplies -all sorted!
And if England beat Colombia, our quarter final game on Saturday can be seen on the big screen at the event

There’ll be 130 cask ales covering amber and pale through to porters, stouts and milds and they’ll range in strength from 1.5% to 6.8%. 70 of the 130 ales will be from local brewers with the rest coming from as far afield as Somerset, Lancashire, Norfolk and even Scotland

They’ll have 40 ciders many of them local from places like Long Crendon and Chalgrove and they range in strength from 4% to 7.2%

Craft beers, lagers, gins, Pimms and wine will also be available."

Join in the fun with family and friends – there is plenty for kids to do and if you don’t live in Haddenham – no problem just jump on the 280 from either Oxford or Aylesbury – the bus stop is right by the festival or catch the Chiltern Line and get off at Haddenham and Thame Parkway and we are just a short walk away.

The beer festival and all entertainment is sited in the grounds of Haddenham Community Junior School, Woodways, Haddenham HP17 8DS and is open from 12noon through until 8pm, although last entry is at 6pm.

Click here for more information and to book tickets.

Tickets can also be obtained from the following outlets:
Rising Sun Haddenham
Rose and Thistle Haddenham
Haddenham Sports & Social Club
Egg House Butchery Haddenham
Tickety Boo Haddenham
Haddenham Garden Centre
Hewitts Barbers Haddenham
Seven Stars Dinton
Hop Pole, Aylesbury
Cross Keys Thame
Thame Town Hall
Kings Head Haddenham
Blooming Fruity Haddenham

David Bowie Statue

By March 26, 2018

Sunday 25th March 2018 saw the unveiling of the world’s first statue to David Bowie under the Long Lionel Arches in Aylesbury’s Market Square.
The statue celebrates David Bowie’s links with the Friars nightclub where he is said to have introduced the character of Ziggy Stardust in July 1972.
Visitors to the event had the chance to view the unveiling on a big screen in the Market Square and the day was rounded off with a concert at the Waterside Theatre featuring Marillion, Howard Jones, John Otway and The Dung Beatles.

See more about the statue and Des's Videos of the event on our Facebook Page.

Photo courtesy of Des Withey Photography.

Saturday 9th December was the date for Winterfest from the Haddenham Beer Festival. It ran from midday to 6pm at Banks Park in Haddenham. There was live music, hot and cold food and Winterfest was the last opportunity this year to buy Kirsty’s delicious Scotch Eggs!

All the money raised goes towards local good causes.

Red Kite Radio was there, and we're looking out for the best Christmas Hat – the winner, Bob Bleasdale, with his hat with a flap that pops up to reveal Santa, won a bottle of champagne!

Here are a few photos from the day. Click the thumbnail to open the photo.

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Since we began broadcasting in June 2017, we have come a long way. More advertisers have signed up and though some very generous donations from local groups and businesses, we have improved a lot of our equipment.

As with any business however, things don’t always go smoothly, especially in an area where a lot of strong personalities are involved, so sadly we have said farewell to a number of founder members of Red Kite Radio but of course we are forever thankful for all their efforts in getting the station started and up and running.

We now have some more very talented broadcasters on the team and some have even joined the operating Board of Directors. Bringing with them skills and expertise that have improved our operations and boosted our output.

We are still looking to encourage some more local folk to get involved both with the broadcasting duties but also with technical and sales operations. So if you’re interested in joining our growing team, do get in touch by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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