PERA holds a number of social events each year. These are occasions when friends and neighbours can get together, often with their families, and enjoy a brunch, a barbecue or a fireworks display. 


Twelfth Night Party is a friendly farewell!

Depending how you look at it, the annual 12th Night Drinks Party is either the first date on the social calendar, or the last! It takes place every January 5th or 6th (an ecumenical question), either at a resident’s home or the Marchmont Arms. After all that turkey, stuffing and mince pies it’s time to say goodbye to another festive season with a convivial gathering of friends and neighbours.

The next Twelfth Night drinks party will take place on Thursday January 5th at the Marchmont Arms 7pm – 9pm. 

Piccotts End Book ClubRead all about it at the Book Club

The Piccotts End Book Club is now in its 10th year and meets every other month to discuss a book chosen by the host member. It’s very informal and as much a social occasion as a fairly light-hearted discussion group. In other words you don’t have to be a literary genius to take part! It currently has 12 members.

The next is on Monday February 6th.

If you would like to join in, please email All welcome.


news_89_1035603911Exercise your democratic rights at the AGM

The AGM is held every spring. Topics include planning the social events calendar and any matters of local concern or interest raised by residents.
The next AGM will be held in March 2023.


Coat_of_ArmsSpring Brunch at the Marchmont

This is a new event introduced with great success in 2016. Spring is the time of renewal and residents gather for a morning natter about topical matters such as the weather, Covid and broadband speeds.
Watch here for details of the 2023 Spring Brunch





piccotts-end-jubilee-street-partyThe Coronation Street Party

Watch here for details of what’s planned for the Coronation weekend of May 6th.







Scarecrow Festival

A new bi-annual event for the village, successfully inaugurated in 2021. Residents are invited to make their own scarecrow and hang it in a prominent place on their garden wall. The best scarecrows will be judged by PERA’s panel of experts. The next festival will be in 2023.

Harvest Festival

Another new event, successfully inaugurated in 2021.  Residents are invited to exhibit their produce in five categories: Flower arrangements, Vegetables, Fruit, Cakes, Wine, Beer & Spirits. The next festival will be on October 15th 2022.


The party that goes with a bang!

The PERA fireworks party takes place every November at Marchmont Cottage. Fireworks are provided free of charge by Fantastic Fireworks and the event is supported by an army of volunteers to raise funds for village projects. The 2018 fireworks party drew a large gathering of residents, families and friends. Once again the event was blessed with a dry evening as party-goers tucked into the seasonal fare of soup, hot dogs and pork and apple rolls. The children enjoyed a treasure hunt for sweets  before the main attraction lit up the sky, drawing lots of oohs and aahs. Many thanks to our social secretary Annette Harrison and her husband Paul for doing most of the catering and organising, to Michael Nidd for the pork rolls, to Andrew and Ruth for manning the gate and to everyone else who lent a hand. More photos in the Gallery.

The 2023 fireworks party will be on Saturday November 11th.

events_63_3933768887Under starters orders for the Safari Supper!

It was fashionable back in the 70s and the fashion lives on in 21st century Piccotts End! Our Safari Supper, which is held every other year, is where you move from house to house, enjoying a delicious meal cooked by your host. Part of the fun is that the host doesn’t know who’s coming until they arrive! From starters through main course to dessert residents converge on a final destination where they enjoy discussing their culinary experiences! Feeling peckish? Come along and enjoy this popular date on the social calendar.

The next Safari Supper will be in September 2023.


Murals Open Days

The village’s renowned medieval wall paintings, dating back to the 15th century, can be viewed at 132 PE only once year. Open Days are held on a weekend in September.