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WW1 centenary focus at Blacon Festival

14 June 2014
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Families are being invited to join in the festivities at the annual Blacon Festival on Saturday (July 5), which this year marks 100 years since the start of World War 1.

The Blacon Festival

The Blacon Festival, taking place at the field next to Blacon High School on Melbourne Road from 11am to 3pm, will feature a military museum, and weapon displays. There will also be a prize for the best dressed World War 1 style stall, as well as a baking competition.

Avenue Services

Organised by local social enterprise Avenue Services, the Blacon Festival is Chester’s largest community-led festival, which is now in its 21st year. The Festival will be opened with a parade from all five Blacon Primary Schools who, led by Cheshire Dance, will demonstrate popular dances from 100 years ago, such as the Turkey Trot, Grizzly Bear and Camel Walk.

Sharon Morris, head of Avenue Services said: “There are lots of new events at the festival this year which, as always, is a fun day out for all the family. We’d like to encourage members of the community to come along to Melbourne Road and see what’s on offer.”  

Other activities at the Blacon Festival

Cheshire Dance will also be performing Brazilian Capoeira dance in a World Cup style and there will be dance workshops on offer for children.

Other fun activities available on the day include races, pony rides, a bouncy castle and slide, and a show from Whitchurch Dog Display Team, which will perform a show involving 20 different breeds of dog.