Last month’s ‘typically British’ weather hasn’t dampened the spirits of the organisers of the Big Victorian Picnic, who are now busily preparing for a rescheduled day of celebration.
The new date is Saturday 27 July and Warwick District Council’s Green Spaces team is hoping that this time the sun will make an appearance, encouraging local people to come out and enjoy a packed programme of entertainment and activities.
Once again there will be an emphasis on locally grown talent and produce, and the entertainment will include live performances on the bandstand from Joe Dolman, BlindFaith, Chris Jenner Jones, Alex Clay, Jessica Rhodes, Kitty Von Mew and Levi Washington as well as a range of themed crafts and food and drink outlets and even a dog show!
In addition, there will be Victorian-fete style activities such as hoola-hoops and parlour games, a stilt walker, policeman and Penny Farthing.
Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services, Cllr David Norris commented: “Following the disappointment of cancelling the event due to the weather, we are very pleased to be able to reschedule this celebration to mark everything we have achieved in returning the Pump Room Gardens back to its rightful place in the centre of our local community.”