Lord Mayor’s Show 2013

By on 13/05/2013 in Culture, News

Plans for this year's Lord Mayor's Show are underway, promising free bank holiday fun for all the family on Monday 27 May.

The annual show takes place from 11am to 5pm in Chamberlain and Victoria Squares and the Council House. 

As well as raising money for the Lord Mayor's charities, it is also an opportunity for Birmingham citizens to welcome the city's incoming Lord Mayor Cllr Mike Leddy and say a fond farewell to the outgoing Lord Mayor Cllr John Lines.

The current Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr John Lines, said: “This year's show is a great day out for the whole family. We have everything from live sixties music and fashion shows to science experiments, goal practice and games for children.

 “It has been an enormous pleasure serving as Lord Mayor during the past year and the show is a wonderful way to celebrate it.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as Lord Mayor and look forward to officially welcoming the incoming Lord Mayor, Cllr Mike Leddy.

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

This year's show has live music on the main stage in Chamberlain Square with original 1960s group 'The Ivy League', tribute act 'Beatles for Sale' and '7th Son'.

In Victoria Square there will be plenty of children's activities with:

• 'Mad science' experiments
• trampoline bungee
• giant Jenga and Connect 4 games
• football goal practice
• a climbing wall
• craft workshops
• face painting

In the Council House there's a chance to:

• take tea with the new Lord Mayor in the Drawing Room
• go behind the scenes and visit the Lord Mayor's Parlour and Council Chamber
• watch 1960s fashion shows in the Banqueting Suite
• listen to talks from the Royal Navy and Scouts and Brownies in the HMS Daring Room

Lastly, you can find out how to 'do it all online' with top comedy act Mrs Barbara Nice and Free Radio who will be on hand to talk to people about the range of council services that are accessible though the council's website.

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