South Hill Park plans a day of funBy Phil Creighton
June 24, 2011
Summer will be celebrated in Bracknell with a fantastic free party.
South Hill Park will be throwing open its doors for Park Life, a celebration of new and exciting performing acts with something for all the family.
Organisers are promising that the event – which will be held on Saturday, July 9 – will be packed with laughter and extraordinary sights. Attractions include a vintage fair, street artists, music and plenty of family activities.
There will also be The Light Garden, a special children’s installation in The Wilde Theatre, for which a small entry fee will be made.
South Hill Park is also promising a variety of madcap fringe style events from companies such as award-winning theatre travelling theatre company The River People, which uses puppetry and live music to tell fantastic tales.
There will also be the 20-strong street band Horns of Plenty. They will play a lively mix of blues and jazz as they mingle with the crowds.
If that wasn’t enough there will be a huge inflatable pirate ship, food stalls and a vintage fair from Vintagenie, who will create a ‘vintage village’ under a canopy in the middle of the field, with around 20 stalls offering a range of retro fun and goodies.
Festival organiser William Trevelyan says: “We are so excited about Park Life. It will be a gentler affair to Big Day Out and is going to be a wonderful day for all the family, offering something small, beautiful and an awful lot of fun.
“With a wide variety of events to enjoy from a variety of different art forms and plenty of activities and stalls it is going to be a fantastic day out to enjoy at SHP in its beautiful grounds.
“While it may not be the Big Day Out as we know it, it is going to be great fun, with great music, great entertainment, and great stalls. And, with any luck, some great weather too.”
It takes place between noon and 6pm on Saturday, July 9. For more details, call 01344 484123 or visit www.southhillpark.org.uk