Lisburn City Council is holding a number of free entry family fun events in Wallace Park this summer, with crafts, dance, theatre, music and arts on offer.
The first event is on Saturday 30th June from 2-4pm, and sees the Ulster-Scots Agency showcase musical performances, a cookery demonstration, poetry reading and a Highland dance display. The traditional method of making Farl and Fadge will be demonstrated and visitors will be able to sample these. Ulster Scots poet Wilson Burgess will recite a selection of his own work and living historian Andrew Mattison will give a traditional talk and the audience will be treated to a traditional piping performance.
On Sunday 1 July, Drumlough Pipe Band will play in Wallace Park from, 3.00pm-4.30pm. Drumlough Pipe Band currently plays in the Grade 3A section of Pipe Band competitions which organised by the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.
Events will take place every Saturday and Sunday throughout July and August. A brochure, 'Park Life', providing full information is available from Council facilities, on-line at www.lisburncity.gov.uk and has been sent to community groups in the City area.
The Mayor, Alderman William Leathem, said: “We hope there is something that will appeal to everyone this summer in Wallace Park. The park is looking really fantastic at the moment and the bandstand provides a great central location to allow for performances, drama, music and local talent.”
The Chairman of the Leisure Services Committee, Cllr Thomas Beckett, said: “Following on from last year’s success of all the summer events which were well attended, we once again hope that Wallace Park will provide a shared space for all the community to attend our planned programme of events. I would encourage people to get a copy of the Park Life magazine and find out what’s on over the summertime.
“Wallace Park is a perfect backdrop and hopefully with a bit of good weather, the weekends will see plenty of entertainment on at Lisburn,” he concluded.
Pictured at the launch of the Wallace Park Summer-time programme of events, running every Saturday and Sunday until September, is (l-r); the Mayor, Alderman William Leathem, Ms Anthea McWilliams, Local Historian; Councillor Thomas Beckett, Chairman of the Council's Leisure Services Committee; Ms Kelly Forsythe, Thistledown Ulster Scots Group and Ms Cat Barter from Young at Art.