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Spotted in Nailsworth: Red Dwarf star motors into town


Red Dwarf actor Robert Llewellyn will be the star attraction at the Nailsworth Transport Festival.

Llewellyn is best known as Kryten in the sci-fi television sitcom, he has also hosted the engineering gameshow Scrapheap Challenge. 

Llewellyn now produces a podcast on YouTube, a live discussion focussing on electric vehicles and renewable energy, which has also featured Forest Green and Ecotricity chief Dale Vince.

Sarah Martin, Market & Events Organiser for Nailsworth Chamber of Trade & Commerce, said: “We are pleased to say Robert Llewellyn will be joining us at Egypt Mill at 3pm on Sunday 25th June to answer questions about electric vehicles & renewable energy in his  jovial quick-witted style we have all come to love and expect. And he will also  be amongst us enjoying the festival and seeing what Nailsworth has to offer. 

“This year’s Transport Festival is really motoring we have a superb line up of  vehicles from Vintage to modern day electric to tantalise and excite you all.  

“Mercedes Benz of Cheltenham and Gloucester will be there with three new electric vehicles to showcase, we have electric bike companies, Edemo, The Bike Shop  and My cycle / PathFinder Tours. 

“The superb Nailsworth CAN will be there in force at the festival to share  upcoming projects, and they want the members of the public to contribute  their own ideas on what they would like to see in Nailsworth, we need to start  making choices that will help our planet and ensure a healthy future for our  children to thrive in, this needs to be done sooner rather than later. 

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Kat Parker and Sally Thorpe from Nailsworth Climate Action Network at the 2022 festival.

“Nailsworth CAN have also organised with Cirencester College and Cotswold  energy some wonderful activities for you to participate in, and there will be an  array of electric vehicles that you are able to look over and ask all those  troubling questions you think you may have. And I can ensure you they will  have only positive answers that will quell your worries & fears. 

“At the festival we have an array of locally sourced food and drink ranging from  BBQ / Jamaican / Sri Lankan / Pizza / Italian / cakes / sweets and freshly made  doughnuts. We also have stalls with beautiful handmade crafts made with love. 

“The Chamber have organised for you back-to-back musical entertainment throughout the day from 10.30am until 8.00pm. and the amazing Jim & Sarah who will be joining us with there dance troop and Jiving and Lindy hopping on  and off throughout the day, you will not be able to stop yourselves from joining  in and we encourage you do so. 

“The Chamber of Trade have also lined up a free of charge Park & Ride & shuttle  bus running from the Barn Site on the Avening Road GL6 0BS up Spring Hill to  the roundabout at the Arkell Centre throughout the day in a loop so that you  can kick back and enjoy the event this service starts at 10.00am and runs until  8.15pm as the last bus leaves the town centre at the end of the day.

“We must not forget the children of our community we have electric toy cars,  face painting, and entertainment from Jungle World, singing and dancing and a  couple of rides and vintage games that will keep them entertained for hours. 

“And don’t forget our wonderful array of shops many of them will be open and  looking forward to welcoming you into the Town. See you all on the 25th of June you really do not want to miss it.”

Mat Partridge from NailsworthCAN said “Having Robert at the Festival is amazing. I’ve seen him in  action at Fully Charged shows before and his enthusiasm is infectious while his knowledge on the  subjects of electric vehicles and clean energy is amazing after more than a decade being involved.” 

Nailsworth Transport Festival will be running from Nailsworth Bus Station and the centre of  Nailsworth in Old Market Road from 10.30am until 8.00pm on Sunday 25th June 2023. A free park and-ride system will run from the large parking area opposite the Blue Diamond garden centre on  the Avening Road (GL6 0BS). 

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