APR 00] COVENTRY
AND WARWICKSHIRE PROMOTIONS NEWS
Coventry Prepares For Godiva Festival
racing and children’s activities are being added to the list of
attractions for this year’s Godiva Festival.
annual three-day event in the War Memorial park is being expanded into
a week-long event this year, starting on June 3 in the city centre.
entertainers, jugglers and stilt-walkers will be performing around the
city centre throughout the week.
action will then switch to the Memorial Park on Thursday 8 June for
All Schools’ Day – a millennium celebration involving 7,000
main festival will then kick off the following day, with the park
being split up into different sections of entertainment.
year everything will be on the main events field to prevent the risk
of any damage to the formal garden area.
rain last year left heavy tyre marks on the lawns as lorries unloading
equipment for the festival were forced to drive over them.
co-ordinator Jane Wynn said there would be something for everyone in
the free celebrations, which will include a motorcade and the Godiva
procession from Coventry Cathedral to the park.
will be able to stand in the field and see everything. There will be
one end with live music, and quieter events at the other end.”
in the festival include the ever-popular Fools’ Paradise cabaret
tent and the Lives and Times tent featuring local history groups.
groups will also be demonstrating their activities in the green space,
which will include ferret racing from a welfare group promoting care
of the animals.
therapies including aromatherapy and massage will be on show in a
a big children’s event, which has recently been held at Coundon
Court school is being moved to the park to coincide with the festival.
information about the festival by calling free on 0500 777200.
previous years we’ve not had a lot of kids to do. There’s been a
fun fair and that’s about it. This year there will be separate
tent full of activities for the under-11s to enjoy.”