Next year’s Summer of Love 50 programme is looking good!
We had a gathering of interested parties recently and firmed up our plans for an exciting series of events from April to September…
April: Flowers in the Rain
Decorated and planted welly boots and other containers around Burbage, filled with spring flowers. Anyone can take part and there will be painting and planting parties for schools, groups and the public during April.
May: A Groovy Kind of Love
Reusing and upcycling old vinyl records to make art displays, sculptures, clocks and other crafty items. We’ll also host an evening of 60s music.
June: Penny Lane Treasure Hunt
A fun family treasure hunt around Burbage finding clues and exploring our lanes and jitties. We’ll link this with a geocaching trail including the Jitty Bug Walk and wildlife areas as a permanent asset for the people of Burbage.
July: Strawberry Fields Hippy Picnic
A free family picnic in a Burbage open space. Bring goodies to eat and share, and a musical instrument if you have one. Dress optional.
August: Diamonds in the Sky KiteFest
Make a flower-power themed kite (or buy one and decorate it) to bring to a kite-flying day. We’ll organise kite-making workshops and provide plans if you want to make your own.
September: Blackberry Way Forage Walk
Guided walks to find blackberries and other edible fruit, nuts, berries and plants.
Kids’ Art and Craft Exhibition
During the summer we will also organise a travelling art and craft exhibition to showcase children’s creativity in various venues around Burbage.
The Burbage Yarnbomb Project will organise a summer yarnbomb with a hippy-era flavour bringing colourful flower power all over Burbage.
These events are in addition to our usual activities so we’ll have something for everyone from January to December. Everything we do is free but donations are always welcome and there may be a small charge for materials for some activities.
The aims of Summer of Love 50 are:
1. Have fun.
2. Reaffirm the power of love, hope and optimism.
3. Save the world.
All these events will happen in Burbage but everyone is welcome to join in, and if anyone wants to organise similar hippy/flower power themed events in other areas we’ll be delighted to share ideas.
We need lots more people to help make all this happen so please let us know if you’re interested 🙂