Bank Holiday fun with the Lord Mayor's Show

By on 12/05/2011 in Culture, News

As arrangements for the Lord Mayor's Show get into full swing organisers are promising to make this year's event the biggest and best ever.

Better still, the family entertainment on offer at the Council House, Victoria Square, Centenary Square and Chamberlain Square on Bank Holiday Monday (May 30 from 11am) is all free of charge.

The annual show, also an opportunity for Birmingham citizens to welcome the city’s incoming Lord Mayor Cllr Anita Ward, attracts over 20,000 people into the city centre.

Current Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Len Gregory said: “This event is a great day out for the whole family. It has something for every age and taste, and it's all free!

“It has been an enormous pleasure serving as Lord Mayor during the past year and what better way to commemorate this than to have one big celebration.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as Lord Mayor and look forward to officially welcoming the incoming Lord Mayor, Councillor Anita Ward.

“I would urge families to come along and join in the fun and help to make this day a special occasion for our city.”

There will be six hours of live music performances on the main stage in Victoria Square.

Other attractions and activities include:

  • face painting
  • children's entertainment
  • origami and lacemaking workshops
  • a paintball range
  • craft stalls
  • army and fire service displays and recruitment stands
  • children's workshops
  • a special appearance from Titan the Robot.

A wedding fayre will be taking place in the Council House Banqueting Suite, while a selection of former Lord Mayors will give talks in the Council Chamber.

A spectacular line up of cars will be on display in Centenary Square, including a unique Birmingham-made vintage Lanchester 32hp Straight-8 limousine – the original car owned by King George VI and which on his death in 1952 continued in the royal service of the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II.

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For more information call Lorraine Donovan on 0121 303 4718

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