Posted: Tue 31st May 2016

Pontypool Party In The Park Parade

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Pontypool Party in the Park will take place on Saturday 9 July in Pontypool Park and this year will celebrate the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Community arts group Heads4Arts will be at the event running craft and music drop-in workshops for children (and their parents) who wish to take part in a children’s parade on the day. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The children’s parade will start at 2pm in the centre field and wind its way throughout the park. It will be made up of children’s Samba bands and local nursery and childcare groups, all dressing up for the occasion. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Other attractions will include a music and dance stage, arts and crafts, laser tag, trampolines and inflatable assault course, community and charity stalls and a fun fair. In keeping with the Olympic theme, the event will also showcase local sport clubs, and feature demonstrations and ‘have a go’ fitness tasters. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Bryn Parker, chair of the Pontypool Carnival Committee, said: “The parade has always been a popular part of our summer event so we are delighted to bring it back this year. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“To encourage as many people as possible to take part we have moved it into the park and will be running workshops at the event itself, so any children who want to take part on the day can make a costume or a banner and join in.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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