Whaley Water Weekend - 2010

Posted On 10/05/2010

SATURDAY 12 JUNE

11am-7pm

 

LORENZO - our famous DJ, making a return visit to the Water Weekend,  welcomes  everybody to Whaley Bridge's premier community event.  Throughout Saturday, lots and lots of music  to go with lots and lots of fun,

 

BOAT TRIPS:  Catch a boat ride from a choice of vessels.  And it's free!  Just grab a ticket and wait (queues at busy times) for your boat to come in, then take you through the beautiful greenery along the canal.  There's a longer heritage trip to Bugsworth Basin, with commentary.

 

MUSIC, MUSIC …

·        Lorenzo provides perfect, summer background sounds.   And …

·        Acoustic Collective are here again, with their relaxed, folksy songs 

·        Local classical musicians will be doing their thing, as will…

·        Parallel Jacks, a youth rock band

·        Local groups on stage, leading up to Big Screen World Cup.  See adjoining column.

 

DANCE, DANCE …

·        Powderkegs, Whaley's very own border morris dance group, will be performing today in their vivid outfits which reflect the explosive origins of their name.

 

·        SPECIALS!  MEERKATS HERE TODAY…

·        The Petting Zoo from Chesterfield, making a return visit, but this time with something specials:  direct from Namibia, positively their first appearance in  Whaley Bridge, the meerkats!  There are also cuddly rabbits for the kids to love and touch, plus snakes, spiders and .. . da, dah … MEERKATS.  One day only.

 

OTHER THINGS TO CATCH …

·        The steamroller  from DSPC restorations of Chapel en le Frith

·        Ju jitsu demonstration

·        Peak Paddlers canoe club demonstrating their skill

·        Fire Service visit, showing how not to set the kitchen on fire

·        Toddbook Sailing Club

 

 

 

SUNDAY 13 JUNE

11am-4pm

 

LORENZO - a Sunday morning welcome to Whaley Bridge's biggest community event, from our  DJ. He'll keep you going all through Sunday, providing lots of bright music, laughs and introductions to the artists on our stage.

 

BOAT TRIPS:  Catch a boat ride from a choice of vessels.  And it's free!  Just grab a ticket and wait (queues at busy times) for your boat to come in, then take you through the beautiful greenery along the canal.  There's a longer heritage trip to Bugsworth Basin, with commentary.

 

MUSIC, MUSIC …

·        Lorenzo's perfect, summer background sounds.   And …

·        Acoustic Collective are here again, with their relaxed, folksy songs - appearing in their marquee and on the big canalside stage 

·        Whaley Bridge Band, under musical director Marcus Jones, are playing 'at home' with that great  traditional sound for an outdoor event

·        Local groups on stage

·        The Whaley Choir

 

DANCE, DANCE …

·        Feet First, the clog-wearing, Appalachian dancers from Derbyshire who were such a hit last year, make a return visit to the Water Weekend.  Bound to set your feet tapping!

 

CLASSIC CARS  DISPLAY

·        Proud owners bring their gleaming cars to this display.  It is organised by the Hare and Hounds Classic Vehicles Association,  whose Peaks and Dales Run, finishing at Buxton,  is on Sunday 25 July.

·        Look out for the steam engine from Chapel en le Frith - hard to miss, at several tons in weight, whistling and blowing steam high into the air.

·        Old engines of a different size - stationary ones, fuelled by  petrol,  and once used on farms for everything from dairy milking to corn grinding.

 

STALLS, STALLS

·        All around the site, for a good browse and maybe a bargain.

 

 

TEEN SPECIAL: ENGLAND ON

WORLD CUP BIG SCREEN

 

THE Water Weekend committee, helped by a few outsiders, is delighted to present a World Cup, big screen spectacular for our young people.  England's opening game in South Africa, against the USA, is to be shown in the Mechanics' Institute on Saturday night, 12 June. It's for  under-18s only - boys and girls - and it will be free.  Even more, there will be soft drinks and snacks to make it an even  more special evening. 

The show starts from 7pm, right after the Water Weekend.  From 5-7pm, local groups will be playing on the stage at the canalside as World Cup fever mounts.

W3 is also planning a Friday evening film show for the youngsters in the Mechanics' Institute, starting at 8pm.  Watch out for more details.

 

WEEKEND ATTRACTIONS

·        Boat trips free - see under Saturday and Sunday details.

·        Classic cars on show round the Transhipment Warehouse

·        Funfair on both days at the car park.  Priced attractions

·        Punch and Judy, the children's favourite - both days

·        Food and ice cream on sale around the W3 site

·        Stalls, stalls, stalls … add a bargain to your weekend