The Char River Dragon Festival is getting closer! And a Dragon has been created !
On May 27 the Dragon parade will start from Barr's Lane at 11.am and will finish down by the sea.
You can follow the Dragon, down Lower Sea Lane, turning left at Wesley Close and then ambling through Seatown Holiday Park down to the sea.
There will be songs and music and the Dragon will then make its way up to St Andrew’s Hall, Lower Sea Lane to discover its name!
And in the hall there will be all kinds of stalls offering you information about how we have been cleaning up our river, all that has been done and all that we can still do, as well as art and photographic exhibitions inspired by the river and by the Charmouth Dragon.
[Trudi Ochiltree's local art class will be working on ‘The River Char and the Dragon’ theme and members will exhibit their artwork to support us. Ideas she has suggested and which anyone could use to create their own paintings or artwork, include: *River Char wildlife: kingfishers, dragonflies, swans, fish and ducks. *Views of the river Char and Charmouth beach. *Dragons. *Pollution and concerns for the environment. Thanks Trudi!]
With just over a month to go we would like to thank you for helping us so far and we would love to know whether you can help us or would like to participate in the final stages in any way.
We need around 10 adults to offer to be part of the Dragon, to guide the head and the tail as well as around 10 people (16+) to walk alongside the Dragon with mist banners! This will just involve 2 rehearsals and the fun of being the Dragon on the day
And we need volunteers as marshalls to help us on 27th May, both safeguarding the parade and helping us in the hall after the parade.
Do please sign up for any of these roles or email us if you have any queries. See the flyer for this event.
Preparing for the River Dragon festival on 27th May, we've got a few important events.
22nd April, Charmouth Community Hall, Wesley Close 2-5pm
Free river storytelling workshop with Martin Maudsley for adults and children. Remember to register!
9th May, The Court, Charmouth. 6-8 pm Making the final vertebrae for the Dragon.. 2 or 3 people to help weave…no previous experience necessary.
Any spare 1 metre lengths of blue or brown fabric welcome - these can be dropped off at the Court anytime, in the box provided in the front entrance.
15th and 24th May - around 6 - 7pm Dragon rehearsals- place and time to be confirmed. The Dragon learns to move and prepares for its big day on 27th May