Picnic in the Park 2019
Date(s) - 8/6/19 - 11:00am-5:00pm
Queen's Park, Loughborough
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN
Loughborough’s traditional summer arts and community event returns to Queen’s Park on Saturday 8th June for its 39th year.
Charnwood Arts organiser Nicole Driver said:
“When Picnic started many years ago, it had always been hoped it would become a local tradition, and at 39 I think we can claim some success with that vision. The event has been a significant part of Queen’s Park’s 120 year history“.
This year’s picnic will host over 50 stalls and activities from local community groups and other organisations.
It’s a fantastic opportunity to come and support their work, as well as have an amazing time with an afternoon of brilliant creative acts. Picnic 2019 features a mix of old favourites such as Ska-Amanga and Irish music band Kelly’s Heroes returning by popular demand.
The Main Stage will feature an afternoon of music from a host of other local musicians, and the incredible Indian dance tradition of Mer Muni Yaro. This years event will also feature a star turn from international artist Jaardu, performing the acts of a traditional Indian faqir, with a hilarious comic twist.
Around the bandstand there will be a host of other performances, including dance and music from Sileby Slappers, local Morris teams, tribal dance and a theatre show for children by Chorus Theatre, who this year bring us Peter Pan.
The fun doesn’t stop there, Sally Renshaw brings her Bubbleology and have-a-go circus skills; join Sumiko Eadon for a Japanese print workshop and Thorpe Acre and Loughborough District Scouts with their climbing wall and rope bridge.
Kevin Ryan, CEO of Charnwood Arts said:
“The feel of Picnic in the Park has always been to create something relaxed and informal for family audiences and is a mixture of arts and performance and the kind of things you might expect in a village fete…but in a town!”
Perhaps one thing you might not expect at a village fete, on this day which is the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, is to meet her ancestors Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, brought to us by Loughborough Library local studies volunteers. Somehow it seems fitting given how Queen’s Park got its name.
The event will run from 11.00am when stalls open until 5.00pm, with our first performance at 12.00 noon.
For further details and programme times visit the event page on Facebook
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