Castle provides backdrop for new family festival

Date: 24 May, 2017

5349_Castle_provides_backdrop_for_new_family_festivalA new event for all the family is going ahead in July at Stafford Castle.

There will be art workshops and face painting throughout the day with live music from local bands, and DJ sets, at Stafford Castle’s Summer Sunday on 9 July.

Street Food will be on offer with different types of cuisines from authentic Caribbean dishes to Vietnamese and Thai style foods.

Activities get under way at 12 noon with pop up street food stalls and licensed bars available until the event closes at 7pm.

It costs £5 for those over 12 years old with younger children free. Car parking on the Castle site is £5 for the day.

Organisers of the Summer Sunday promise a festival atmosphere including street theatre and an acoustic tent featuring some of the best talent in the area.

The Borough Council managed Castle has dominated the Stafford skyline for more than 900 years having been built on the instructions of William the Conqueror. It provides the dramatic backdrop to the internationally recognised Shakespeare Festival as well as other popular events such as the Classic Car Show.

Norman Jones, Head of Policy and Improvement at the Borough Council, said: “The event has been designed to help the whole family chill out and have a relaxing afternoon in the grounds of the town’s most famous landmark.

“It is a new event to the 2017 calendar and we hope the range of activities on the day will provide some fantastic entertainment for children, families and friends.”

For more information about the event and other events going on this summer in the borough go to www.staffordfestival.com.

Press Release No 5349

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