A gala day for all the family at Kenning Park, Clay Cross, shining a light on the story of Sir George Kenning, who bequeathed the park to the town in 1931 – featuring a live action Sir George, walking the park, telling his story.
Things to see and do:
The Grow Your Own comedy duo. With a show packed full of tasty fruit-and-vegetable themed-juggling plus comedy cookery. Even Peter Rabbit himself makes an appearance.
Say hello to The Puddle Ducks as they waddle around the park. These inquisitive, friendly fowl are keen to investigate every situation with their waddling charm (just watch your ice-creams).
Enjoy a newly commissioned short-film ‘Kenning of Clay Cross’ from Can-Do in their pop-up vintage cinema.
Handle ice-age relics with the Creswell Crags team and meet their new Mammoth Mascot.
Listen to a story from local yarn spinner Amanda Smith.
Watch a daring stilt walker or get stuck in to The Pentagon – grab a paint pen and help artist Scott Walker to create a piece of community artwork, which will be exhibited locally after the festival.
Meet (and help groom) lovely, retired donkeys.
Browse a range of local arts and crafts.
On the day there will be lots of local organisations to chat to, such as Tupton History Society, Ashover Light Railway Society, Kenning Park Community Group, Rotary Club, the Air Cadets, Ashgate Hospice and our own First Art team.
No need to book, it’s totally FREE, so just come along and have fun.
There will also be a range of tasty treats including Smiths Creamland Ices, Pie Eyed and Coffee Modo. Plus, make your own fruit skewer with the local Tesco Farm to Fork initiative.
Also in Clay Cross, look out for the First Art and Positive for Young People (P4YP) Gallery Space – a creative takeover – details TBC later in the year.