Some of the budding young local talent, supported by the Rugby Area Talent Trust, met the Mayor at the Whitefield Recreation Ground to get a feel of the area in which they will perform at the Fair on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May.

Councillor Bragg said “I am delighted that young people supported by one of my chosen charities, Rugby Area Talent Trust, are having this opportunity to perform in front of the great crowds which the Fair attracts year after year. Having already heard them sing I know that we will be entertained. I look forward to opening the Fair and hearing about the wonderful work of the Rotary Clubs and all the charities which will be represented at the Fair.”

David Head, Chair and Co-Founder of RATT, said “This will be our second appearance at the Rotary Spring Fair and we hope to receive a similar boost for the charity to the one we achieved last year. We have several new acts and they will be performing this year on a Truckstage provided by PTI Express and equipped by DMX Stagetech. We are most grateful to them for their support and that of Dan Sambell who will be hosting the shows.”

Duncan Arrow (RATT Musical Director) has arranged for some of the RATT singers to join local group the Last Lesson on stage for a performance at the close of the show! To find out more about the band, visit

Willy Goldschmidt, a member of the organising committee, said “we are most grateful for the support of local businesses who have sponsored the Fair or placed adverts in the flyers and programmes – without their help we would not be able to provide so much quality entertainment for the people of the town and also to raise so much for the charities we support.”

Photo - The Mayor, Councillor Sally Bragg, and representatives of the 3 Rotary Clubs of Rugby who are organising the Rotary Spring Fair, and David Head and Duncan Arrow together with several of the young people supported by RATT.