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Free family fun at summer festivals

Posted onPosted on 14th Jul

Free family fun is being promised at Mansfield’s biggest summer festival yet — with a two-day programme in Titchfield Park, Mansfield, and a day of entertainment in Carr Lane Park, Warsop.

The summer celebration starts in a marquee at Titchfield Park on Thursday, 4th August at Mansfield District Council’s new evening event — The Bohemian Rhapsody Experience — with live music and a film screening.

The following day the fun continues at a family-orientated festival with junior discos and another cinema screening in the marquee, plus outdoor entertainment and children’s activities, from 11am to 4pm.

There will also be a summer festival at Carr Lane Park, Warsop, on Wednesday, 17th August, from 11am to 4pm.

At the evening event on 4th August, live music from Freddie Mercury tribute act Joseph Lee Jackson will hit the stage at 5pm until 6.15pm. He will be followed by a cinema screening of the acclaimed Bohemian Rhapsody film, a biopic of legendary British rock band Queen, at 6.25pm. The event ends at 8pm.

People are invited to take a camping chair or picnic blanket and advised to arrive early as space inside the marquee will be limited.

On Friday, 5th August, the film being screened, from 12.30pm to 2.10pm, is Encanto.

Friday’s festival will also feature music from six-piece band Brass Funkees, children’s storytimes, boxing taster and BMX bike skills sessions, Punch and Judy shows and a children’s discos in the marquee, from 11am to 12noon and from 2.30pm to 4pm.

Other attractions include hook a duck, bubble and circus skills workshops, giant garden games, a ‘wonky Olympics’, messy play activities, walkabout entertainment, and free giveaways. The council’s Community Safety team will host children’s games and Mansfield Museum will provide craft activities.

The festival at Carr Lane Park, on 17th August, will feature similar activities and entertainment, but there will not be film screenings.

Mansfield mayor Andy Abrahams said: “It’s great that our events programme is back in full swing after two years of interruption.

“We hope these celebrations of summer will bring families together for some free entertainment at a time when people are feeling the pinch from the cost-of-living crisis.”

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