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Friends of William Clarke Park

Winter Warmer Print E-mail

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Our Patch Winter Warmer marks the cold & dark times with fire, lanterns & warmth.

It's usually held on a Sunday early in December

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Here's a report of a typical WW event:

About 400 locals came along to join the huddle and lighten up the December darkness with lanterns, fire Poi & a camp-fire  and warm themselves with mulled wine, soup & other hot drinks, and opportunities to bounce ’n’ boogy to live musical performances.    Studioscape - a local youth music outfit - organised the stage with an impressive line-up of local bands.  Acts included:

  • Phillip Brittian and Chris Frampton (acoustic guitars and vocals)
  • Studioscape Singers and Band (soul, funk, pop covers)
  • Rumboogie (blues)

For more about Studioscape, visit their website: www.studioscape.co.uk

 Other activities at the Winter Warmer included:

  • Fireshow -  the Maouri art of Poi – by Poi Passion
  • Activities for kids (of all ages)
  • Lantern-making & decorating (to light up the trees)
  • Bouncy Castle – unfortunately this was cancelled due to forecasts of wet weather.

 Food & Drink

  • Tea Tent for hot drinks (including mulled apple juice) & Snacks
  • Barbeque
  • Hartington Pub beer tent served mulled wine & other licensed liquid refreshment