Everyone is invited to the free family celebration of peace and equality at this year’s Party in the Park on Saturday, 7th July, at Woking Park from 12noon to 9pm.
On Sunday, 11th November, 2018, it will be 100 years since the guns fell silent on the Western Front, and World War One came to an end.
This year also sees the centenary of the monumental victory won by women as they achieved voting rights, with local suffragette Dame Ethel Smyth leaving her legacy in the shape of the iconic anthem March of the Women. After the WWI Armistice there was an enormous party across Woking with parades, sports, games, music and tea. Now, a century on, and we still know how to throw a party that would make our ancestors proud!
Explore five different fields packed full of family-friendly activities. Enjoy live music and dance on the Eagle Radio Main Stage, watch and participate in the Dance Woking Encounters Tent or get active in the Freedom Leisure Sports Zone with traditional outdoor games. Discover tonnes of terrific children’s activities in the Children’s Zone and take a fun fair ride! Meet some furry farm friends and learn about what people grew 100 years ago in the Eco Zone. When you’ve had enough excitement, relax, browse and learn from local history exhibitors in the Bandstand Field against a soundtrack of live bands or take in a performance in the Culture Zone. At the end of a long day, relax whilst the sun goes down and ‘laugh loud, and long, and clear’ to Mary Poppins on the New Victoria Theatre Big Screens.
The event is sponsored by Woking Shopping, Freedom Leisure, New Victoria Theatre, Dance Woking and Eagle Radio and supported by #WeAreWoking. Visit www.celebratewoking.info/partyin the park for more information.