Bring the whole family to Southend seafront across the weekend for a wealth of locally produced FREE entertainment throughout the UK’s Number 1 free admission fun park celebrating just what puts the Great into Britain on 20/21 April 2013 with another fun-filled St George’s Weekend.
Live on stage on Saturday will be the Cockleshell Clogs, a traditional Morris Dancing group of eight men and women from Leigh-on-Sea - complete with their bells, sticks, swords and waving handkerchiefs!
There will also be a performance of a seasonal folk play by The Thameside Mummers – this Benfleet based group, who have been together for 40 years, will be treating the crowd to the traditional St George “Kirkby Lonsdale Pace Egging” play.
A highlight of Sunday for many will undoubtedly be two parades through the length and breadth of the park by the 22-member strong marching band of the Air Cadets.
On stage the music continues, with a wealth of tunes played on historical instruments by the Benfleet based Yardam Folk Orchestra.
A traditional Maypole is being erected between the Vortex and the brand new white-knuckle Time Machine and throughout the weekend youngsters from Ridleys Performing Arts School (Southend) will be performing the traditional circle dance around it.
And the entertainment each day will climax with the St George and the Dragon Show live on stage with song and dance – complete with fire breathing dragon!
Throughout Adventure Island there will be stilt walkers, living statues, St George bunting everywhere you look and staff dressed up in medieval and Tudor clothing with red and white painted faces.
Adventure Island Managing Director Marc Miller says: “We had our first St George’s Weekend in 2012 and it was such a huge success we decided to do it again – even bigger and better. This weekend is all about giving our customers enjoyable and new reasons to visit Adventure Island – and in these economically straitened times, even more great value for money. St George’s Weekend is a fantastic opportunity for visitors to come to Southend and love the fun - and because admission is free, you don’t have to pay a penny to watch all the superb entertainers we’ve lined up.” He added “We have also worked really hard to include singers, dancers and entertainers from the local area so this is also a fantastic chance for us to show that Essex really has got talent!”
All listed entertainment is on the Main Adventure Island Stage - except the Air Cadets Parades (who will be marching through park) and the May Pole Dancers (between the Vortex and the Time Machine).
NB – All entertainment is free; however wristbands/tickets must be purchased for ride access.
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