Hampshire Water Festival
|Author: Lulu Bowerman||Published: 9th July 2012 17:22|
Hampshire Water Festival is returning for the fourth year to Staunton Country Park on 14th and 15th July and will once again be working in partnership with Havant Borough Council and StreetSport to stage a fun filled week-end.
On Sunday 15 July there will be a ‘Taste of Sport' with taster sessions of over 15 Olympic sports and the day will finish with a ‘Proms style' evening concert and a spectacular firework display. The ornamental farm, glasshouses and gardens of Staunton Country Park are also open to visitors at half price over the weekend.
The FREE festival will host many types of entertainment designed to increase public awareness of water issues and there will be many free activities for visitors of all ages. Over 50 exhibitors and local food producers are expected and there will be a full entertainment programme on stage for both days to help create a fun festival atmosphere. There will also be pond dipping and fishing sessions all week-end and ‘water walkers' on the lake on Saturday
The Water Festival promises the very best of family entertainment with a programme that explores one of our vital resources - water and while the week-end is set to deliver plenty of fun, there is a more serious message to deliver at the event - the awareness that we need to consider the pressures our every day life places on Hampshire's water environment - as well as the planet's water resources.
Havant Borough Council and StreetSport will be offering A Taste of Sport which will feature a variety of Olympic sporting activities such as Rowing,Volleyball, Hockey and Gymnastics as part of this year's aim to create a deep and lasting legacy of sports participation in every community and help young people continue playing sport after the Olympics.
The evening concert will feature the Highbury Area Band who will create a celebratory atmosphere for the evening with a last night of the proms-style concert. With wide audience appeal the band enjoys playing a wide variety of music from classical to popular.
Lulu Bowerman, the event organiser says "This will be the Best Year yet for the Water Festival! There is so much on offer from taster sports and water activities to live music and fireworks to celebrate the passing of the Olympic Torch. The Hampshire Water Festival gives people the chance to learn all about water in a relaxed and enjoyable environment and to have some fun at the same time. Why go anywhere else that w/e!"
The event takes place between 10am and 5pm on Saturday 14 July and Sunday 15 July 2010.
The 2012 Hampshire Water Festival is being organised and supported by Havant Borough Council, Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Staunton Country Park, Portsmouth Water Company and Hampshire Water Partnership.