Preparations are underway for this year’s Slow Festival Amazing Creatures and Band Street Parade. As the culmination of the Festival, traditionally held on Easter Sunday, the crowds arrive and wait along the Sedgefield streets in eager anticipation for the climax of the Slow Festival. The siren sounds and the long procession of delightful, colourful, weird and wonderful creatures begins moving. It has become a favourite of the locals, both participants and bystanders alike.
This year’s Parade is set for Sunday 20th April and promises a whole new look. This year we are encouraging businesses to get creative, get crafty and strut their stuff in bright colours or nature-related themes. Advertising and branding of creations/ participants will be allowed and local charities will have an opportunity to shake collection tins along the way. There will be plenty of music and movement, lights, action and cameras!! Trendy sports cars, outrageous costumes, fantastic floats…if it moves in Sedge, it will be there – so come along and see! We will even be showcasing creations from Saturday’s Anything that Floats “um-floats” event – on land instead of the water!
There is also a change in the time the parade starts so as to accommodate church services; all participants will meet at 12h00 at the Laerskool Sedgefield Primary sports-grounds, and the show gets on the road (literally) at 13h00 sharp.
Parade participation/Entry forms can be obtained at the Sedgefield Tourism Office, the Slow Festival Committee or online (from 6 Feb) and a fee of just R50 secures/enters your creation in the parade. You will also qualify for a business listing on the Slow Festival facebook page and website, so the earlier you register, the longer the time your organisation will have a platform for your brand to be ‘out there’.
The new time slot allows families and friends to be together for Easter celebrations and a surprise concert on the Village Green will end off the Parade in style. Come along and join in the fun!
For more information, please contact parade co-ordinators- Amanda : 072 949 3002, Linda: 079 873 0231 or Gerda: 079 446 8713