A special day of music, visual art, and dance will take place at Winsford Cross Shopping Centre next month to celebrate local unity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
There will be music, entertainment and a parade on Saturday 19 March in the town square and outside Fountain Court as part of a free celebration. Presented as part of Winsford Creates – Adventures through the Arts, this event celebrates the arts and culture in the community.
Enjoy an exciting schedule of live entertainment featuring local and regional artists from 11 am-7 pm for families, young people, and the whole community. The concert will be followed by an evening of music and art at Eve’s on Delamere Street at 7.30 pm.
Winsford Creates is organised jointly by Cheshire Dance, Cine Window Winsford, Crosshatch Studios and Adventures in Winstopia and supported by Winsford Town Council and Arts Council England. The project is part of the Reopening and Recovery Programme funded by the Government’s Additional Restrictions Grant to Cheshire West and Chester Council.
Cllr Nathan Pardoe, Mayor of Winsford, said:
The public is encouraged to attend the parade of Winsford’s “Flags for Hope” at 11 am. The project, flags for hope, illustrates the community’s stories through the pandemic through four giant batik flags, the result of a collaboration between Cheshire Dance and Cabasa Carnival Arts with Winsford residents’ assistance.
Following the parade, the batiks will arrive at the music stage where Cllr Nathan Pardoe will open the event in the town square.
Live performances include hip-hop from DOPE Male Performance Company, a raucous drumming riot from Brazilian inspired Juba & Jubacana, parading mythical birds from world dance company Movema, dance and storytelling from Kindred Folk Dance Theatre, as well as live music from local bands such as The Zangwills, Golty Farabeau and Dan Hollinrake.
In addition, there will be two dance and storytelling performances of the new family show ‘Lost’ by Kindred Folk Dance Theatre at Winsford Library.
On the day, Crosshatch will offer artistic activities alongside Cine Window, which will host Winstopia.FM, created by ‘Adventures in Winstopia’. A fictional narrative will be created from the voices, images, and stories of Winsford residents asking: “What will Winsford look like in 50 years? The Cine Window will be updated daily with new “broadcasts” for the next week.
The party continues at 7.30 pm in collaboration with Eve’s on Delamere Street where Adventures in Winstopia invites the community to continue their adventures through a mix of live music, artwork giveaways for all…and pizza!
The Winsford Creates project is part of Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Reopening and Recovery programme; more information about this will be available when available.
To learn more and to view the line-up for the day, follow the “Winsford Creates” Facebook Page up until the event: http://www.facebook.com/winsfordcreates.