Next Wednesday, 27th November, marks the Grand Opening of the Christmas Season in Knowle.  This is going to be the biggest and best launch evening ever.  It starts with the ceremony of switching on the lights along the High Street and on the Christmas Tree. The festivities start at 4pm outside the Guild House, with Christmas carols and the music of the Ardennaires and Father Christmas arriving in his sleigh to switch on the lights.

The evening will continue with Late Night Shopping, with many of the shops staying open until 9.00pm; pop-up shops in the Greswolde; street food available around the village; and singing and music throughout the evening.  The schedule is:

5.30 – 6.00           Knowle Parish Church Choir       Outside Theo Georgio
6.00 – 7.00           Group from Penny’s                     Outside Penny’s
6.10 – 6.40           Daffodil Choir                               Outside Marie Curie
6.50 – 7.20           Knowle Male Voice Choir           Outside Theo Georgio
7.30 – 8.10           Caroline Butler                             Outside the Greswolde
All timings approximate.

Kenilworth Rd will be closed outside the Church as usual (from 4:00pm to 5:30pm) while Father Christmas is with us.  Also the service road to the car parks from the High Street will be closed between LockFyne and the former Janito’s (from 4.00pm to 9.30pm), access to the Car Parks will be from St Johns Close only.

The additional road closure means that we we need more marshals than we normally do, so if you could volunteer a couple of hours in any of the below time slots, let us know by replying to this email and our events team will contact you with more information.

4pm – 6pm
6pm – 8pm
8pm – 9.30pm

You would be helping to direct any drivers who want to use the road and letting them know the other entrances are fine.

Breaking News – the car parks will be FREE from 4:00pm that day, so NO excuse not to come along and support the Village while having a great time.


MONDAY 18th NOVEMBER @8.00pm


David Paterson, local historian, Committee Member of the Warwickshire Local History Society, author of several books and papers and popular speaker is bringing his expert talk about George Eliot to Knowle Society’s Meeting. David has undertaken in-depth research into the author, her Nuneaton upbringing, and her other Warwickshire connections.


This year the Parade will be held on Sunday 10th November.
The impressive Parade will leave from the Royal British Legion at about 10:15.  The High Street will be closed between 10am and 1pm to allow safe passage of the parade. Led by the band and Members of the RBL, it will include representatives of youth organisations in the Village. They will arrive at Knowle Parish Church in time for the Remembrance Service at 11am, passing the War Memorial which was refurbished in time for last year’s Remembrance.

As is usual in Knowle, the wreaths will have been laid on the Sunday before in the presence of the Mayor, our MP and local Councillors.