Arnot Hill Park Centenary Picnic in the Park
Date and time
Jul 21, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LocationArnot Hill Park
To commemorate 100 years of Arnot Hill Park as a public park the Friends of Arnot Hill Park and Gedling Borough Council will be hosting a free family picnic in the park. Come along for the afternoon with a picnic blanket or camping chair and take in a show from Handmade Theatre Company. They’ll be bands, dancing and arts activities led by City Arts in the park’s Bowls Pavilion. There will also be displays and talks on the history of the park from Arnold Local History Group.
As part of the celebrations a new mural is being painted on the bridge on the railway cutting which runs along the side of the park. The mural celebrates the last 100 years of the park and the events and activities that the community have taken part in during that time. Drop in and help to paint the mural with artist Amy Nicholson, City Arts and participants from the Express Yourself project during the Picnic in the Park event on 21st July between 12.30 and 4pm.
12.15pm – Maypole Dancing
12.30pm – Thoresby Colliery Band
1.15pm – Handmade Theatre show ‘Too Many Cooks’
1pm - ‘The History of Arnot Hill Park’ talk and walk with local Historian Bob Massey (meet at the information tent)
1.45pm – Maypole Dancing
2.15pm – Thoresby Colliery Band
2.30 – 4pm – Printmaking and Paper Crafts activity with City Arts (Bowls Pavilion)
3pm - Maypole Dancing
3pm - ‘The History of Arnot Hill Park’ talk and walk with local Historian Bob Massey
(meet at the information tent)
3.30pm – Handmade Theatre show ‘Too Many Cooks’
- Displays and information from Arnold Local History Group
- Thomas Hawksley Memorial display
- Free fruit snacks
- Explore the parks arts trail and 3-2-1 route
- Help to paint a new mural on the railway cutting bridge with artist Amy Nicholson, City Arts and participants from the Express Yourself project (starting at 12.30pm)
Please note, some event timings may be subject to change.