Well, Bank Holiday Monday is upon us, and that means that it’s Lichfield Bower Day in Ye Olde City – I was sent this promo from Stuart Jakeman, and with folks often looking here for stuff to do, I thought I’d give it a plug.
I hear an additional act will probably be Fabricantio the Clown, who’s a well known figure of some hilarity in the city, and work the journey alone…
Stuart Jakeman wrote:
The Lichfield Greenhill Bower takes place on Spring Bank Holiday, Monday 25th May.
We have had an amazing 2014 with record numbers of people attending Lichfield for its annual Bower Celebrations. The Bower is a traditional community event that dates back to 1145 and to find out more about its history please visit our web site
On Bank Holiday Monday, May 25 after the historical Court of Arraye, our newly elected Bower Queen is crowned at 12 noon outside the Guildhall by the Mayor of Lichfield.
As well as the traditional procession through the streets of Lichfield, the Bower also has a selection of brilliantly entertaining activities to keep the whole family occupied. The Bower Queen is officially crowned by the Mayor of Lichfield outside the Guildhall at 12 noon, followed by a traditional street carnival which originates from the 12th century and consists of bands, floats and lots more.
Lichfield’s Beacon Park comes alive with lots for everyone to enjoy. Wander through the park and indulge yourself in the colourful array of fairground attractions, charity stalls, arts and crafts, our fabulous ‘Paws in the Park’ dog show picnic areas, food stalls, Van Buren’s Variety Show and fine wines and Prosecco from Lichfield’s Worth Brothers Wine Merchants. Kids will love the play areas and the chance for an ice-cream treat!
There’s a buzzing music tent with many live local acts with King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys headlining this year. Jason Smyth (ex world champion moto-cross rider) will be performing breath taking stunts on quad bikes and motorbikes in a unique arrangement, including quad freestyle with impressive jumps 30ft high over an articulated rig, with Jive Pony and Red Tail Falconry Display adding to the fun in the park. Free Radio will host the afternoon with music, chat, competitions and giveaways. Boswell Bear and his Bosettes from Elite Dance Academy will be throwing some shapes and performing their moves for you.
Bring your friends and family and while away a fun afternoon in Beacon Park for the incredible price of just £3 – but buy before 19th May and your wristband will only cost £1. Under 5’s go FREE.
Due to the success of Scruffs Dog Show last year we had decided to create a whole new section in the park this year called Paws in the Park. There is the Scruff Dog Show 2015 plus loads of activities for you and your dog such as children’s and dogs games, Agility displays and a Search & Rescue demonstration.
As well as all the entertainment, The Park also offers a fantastic array of food to suit all tastes, market stalls full of bag brimming, beautiful booty from the some of the best designers, artist and traders in the area from vintage fashion, home styling products, collectables, designer made goods for you, your children and even your even your doggy!
Party in the Park takes place in Beacon Park from 12-5pm every May Spring Bank Holiday.