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First Ashfield Day promises free family fun

Posted onPosted on 21st Jul

Sutton Lawn is to host the first ever Ashfield Day on Saturday, 27th August.

The new event from Ashfield District Council will be one of the highlights of the council’s Summer of Fun events programme.

Ashfield Day will run from 12noon to 8pm with activities happening across the park throughout the day.

The first of two film screenings will take place at 1.30pm, showing Paddington. The second film is Mrs Doubtfire, showing at 5.30pm.

On top of the cinema screenings, visitors to the event can expect to see:

Entertainment stage featuring live music from solo artists, the 18th Century Show, poetry readings, and performances by Kirkby-based Empire Music School.
A dog display and show.
Funfair rides.
Ashfield Arts Festival display.
Food and drink stalls.
Community stalls.
Circus skills, bubble workshop, and hoola hoop mega structure with Joker Entertainment.
Walkabout princesses.
Skateboarding and scooter sessions.
Free face painting.
Donkeys from a donkey sanctuary (no rides).

Coun Samantha Deakin, executive lead member for Parks, Town Centres, and Environmental Services, said: “Ashfield Day is going to be a huge, fun event for the whole family. It will be a real celebration of living in Ashfield.

“The event will showcase the talents of Ashfield residents with artists, singers, dancers, poets, bakers, and makers able to perform and sell their wares at the event.

“The council has a history of hosting quality, free events and Ashfield Day is set to top off our Summer of Fun programme. We cannot wait for residents to experience our newest event in August.”