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What's On / Bakewell Show

Larger than life and twice as spectacular - thatís Titan the ultimate robot creation and the star attraction of this yearís Bakewell Show on August 1st and 2nd.

A stunning piece of technology, the eight foot tall robot took nearly five years to perfect and since his launch at Glastonbury in 2004, he has thrilled audiences from Dublin to Dubai.

Now making his Derbyshire debut, Titan is scheduled to appear twice on both days; heíll be based in the Agricultural Centre and walk from there down to the Village Green where he will interact with visitors presenting a medley of show tunes and hammy phrases with superb comic timing.

August 1st 2007 promises to be a very special day for another reason - and not just because it is the first day of the show. The date marks 100 years of the Scouting movement, and Derbyshire Scouts have been invited to the showground with their families to celebrate this momentous milestone.

A worldwide Scouting Sunrise is planned at 8am on August 1st when 28 million Scouts will join in renewing their Scouting promise at the dawn of a new Scouting century. It will be the largest gathering of young people in the world and the Show is keen to play its part.

Bakewell Show 2007
Wednesday 1st August and Thursday 2nd August

The renewal ceremony will take place on the Village Green just as the 2007 Show is unveiled. And afterwards, true to their promise, the Scouts will help at the Show. Any Scout in uniform will be admitted free on the day of the centenary anniversary - although accompanying family will pay the normal entrance charge.

This year marks a milestone for the dog section too - it has been granted Premier Status which means that every best in breed winner will qualify for Crufts.

There will be the usual old favourites which make Bakewell Show so popular with visitors - show jumping, champion animals, floral art, horticulture and of course the specialist food in the Food and Farming Marquee.

Reduced price tickets can be bought in advance they cost £8 for adults (£10 on the day) and £6 for children and pensioners (£8 on the day). Family tickets to admit two adults and two children or pensioners are £25 (£30 on the day).

For more information call the show office on 01629 812736 or log on to www.bakewellshow.org

Visit Derbyshire also has comprehensive listings for events and activities through out the year, please visit the 'Whats On' section.

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