The Summer Party is to take place on Saturday 29th June. The main events of the day are:
12.00 - 6.00 - Bouncy Castles (under 5’s only)
12.00 - 6.00 - Inflatable Climbing Wall, Slide and Obstacle Course
12.00 - 6.00 – Rodeo Bull, Goalie Challenge and other garden games,
12.00 - 6.00 - Fun Fair Stall, Photo Booth, Bubbleologist Show
3.00 – 5.00 - Pony Rides (only for ages 3 - 10)
2.00 – 7.00 – Vietnamese Food by Kitchenette Karts
2.00 - 4.00 - Ice Cream Van
6.00 - Barbecues will be lit - bring your own steaks and sausages
7.00 - 10.00 – Live Karaoke Band !
For the Pony Rides, shoes must be worn and it will only be for children over 3 years old. There will be a ticketing system again this year after last year’s success in avoiding long queues. Each child must have a ticket to ride. Tickets will be free and will have a set time on them, and they will be distributed at 11am on the day under the willow tree at the Clifton Gardens end of the garden. There will be a strict limit of one per child we’re afraid.
A couple of things to particularly point out from the schedule for those for whom this is their first Summer Party:
The Face Painters and Spray Tattoos are particularly popular and have long queues, as they are quite labour intensive. So we would recommend going early if you don’t want to spend a large portion of your day queuing with your child.
This year we are having a live karaoke band, which is a first for us. They will start at 7pm and play a number of sets with breaks in between. You will find their repertoire on this link, so you will have the chance to choose and practice your number in front of the bathroom mirror while pretending that you are making a spontaneous decision.
We also have a new food supplier this year, Kitchenette Karts, who will be selling Vietnamese Banh Mi baguettes and noodle bowls. So if you don’t want to use the barbecues yourself, you can still impress your guests!
It's always a great day. Feel free to invite your friends and pray for sunshine. You can check the BBC Weather forecast by clicking here.
Shakespeare in the (formosa) garden
For the last 2 years Shakespeare in the Squares have put on memorable productions of Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It in our garden. This year they move to our neighbouring Formosa Garden but Crescent Garden residents can still get tickets. The production is of A Midsummer Nights Dream, and will be staged on Wednesday 10th July. You can get tickets using this link, and the gates to Formosa adjacent to 32 Castellain Road will be open for ticketholders on the night.
Each year the Committee puts on a massive fireworks display and bonfire on Fireworks Night