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I am writing this at the tail end of March and hoping that it is going to go ‘Out like a lamb’ after the ‘beastly’ lion of a start! This weekend (Easter Sunday) sees the first of four community parades that Ramsgate hopes to produce this year so that’s another reason why I am doing a sun dance!
The parades are a fantastic opportunity for everyone in Ramsgate to get involved, create something and join in the parade! What’s also great about this particular project is the amount of different organisations that are already supporting it and that number is sure to grow.
Funded by Ramsgate Town Council and supported by Arts in Ramsgate, Ramsgate Arts, Addington Street Community Group, Ramsgate Town Team to name a few, we plan to work together and make sure everyone from Newington to East Cliff gets a chance to create something, play an instrument or sing along.
The next parade will be in July so do keep an eye out for posters, flyers and Social Media updates. We also plan to have an Autumn and Winter parade as well and think this is a great chance to create something for everyone to enjoy, even if you are just waving us on from the sidelines! We will be getting in touch with community centres, groups and schools over the coming months to see how best to get everyone engaged and plan to create ‘kits’ with instructions so that you can even make pieces for the parades in the comfort of your own home. Working with the young people at Liberty Group and Charlton Athletic Youth Group, we hope to produce videos too, showing you how to create a hat, costume, lantern and anything else that makes a parade!
So, as you can see, there will be no excuses not to join in the fun and I look forward to meeting lots more of you over the coming year.
If you have any suggestions on how we can reach everyone, young, old and anyone in between, please feel free to get in touch!
All I ask is that we don’t get rain on our parades!