Wakefield Music Collective present the annual Clarence Park music festival on Saturday and Sunday 30-31st July 2023. As well as great music, food and drink the Clarence Park Festival is also a great family event, so there will be some performers from the amazing live event management folks, Pastiche to join in, so look out for them in the crowd. There’s also a face painter, hair braiding, craft workshops, a small funfair and a toy stall. Fun for all the little ( and not so little) ones.
Current and previous items of news from the Friends of Chat Parks.
What could be nicer than to see the snowdrops in the Park? Such a lovely sight and sure to lift the spirits on a winter’s day.
There’s always plenty going on in the Park and this month is as busy as usual. A sunny morning stroll gave time to appreciate the trees and also to spot the first shoots of daffodils emerging. The gardeners were busy planting in the border by the ticket office and the tennis courts with some fine, healthy plants which will fill out the border in the coming months. Elsewhere contractors arrived at the duck pond to begin desilting the inlet and outlet. By removing the build up of organic material this will increase the capacity of the lake and help to improve the water flow and increase the oxygen levels.
Thornes Park play area was officially reopened last week, when councillors, parents and local school children cut the ribbon and tested the new equipment.
So many people made this investment possible so thank you to Cllr Michael Graham, Cllr Denise Jeffery, Cllr Jack Hemingway, Friends of CHaT Parks, Helen Antcliff and all council staff and contractors for their work. And thank you to all the parents and local children who took part in the process and helped to deliver a play area that can be enjoyed for many years to come. The space is bigger now with lots of new equipment to enjoy, plenty of benches for parents and carers to semi-relax and the play area has much more of a wow factor.
Wakefield Music Collective and the Friends of CHaT Parks held a Christmas Brass concert at the Bandstand in Clarence Park on Sunday 4th December from 1-3pm. Phoenix Brass provided Christmas music and there was mulled wine and mince pies. It was a lovely event despite the weather and enjoyed by everyone who came.
Thornes Park Community Fireworks returned on Saturday 5 November 2022 with a full evening of entertainment including a live stage and street food. The evening featured a low-impact firework display first, for those that didn’t enjoy loud noises, before the spectacular main event a little later. There was a fairground, food stalls, Rhubarb Radio hosting on the main stage, Glowbots/LED Robots, fire performers and musician Daisy Dorothy – a free family event!
Gates opened at 6.00pm. The low-impact firework display started at 6.30pm and the main firework display started at approximately 8pm.
* Please note, that the display did not feature a bonfire.