Wallace Park comes to life this summer

Pictured at the launch of the Park Life programme of events that will be taking place in Wallace Park, Lisburn this summer are:  the Mayor, Councillor Thomas Beckett; Alderman Paul Porter, Chairman of the Council's Leisure & Community Development Committee; Batman, Michael McCabe; Nisha Tanden, Artseckta Mini Mela; Valerie Kirkpatrick (aka Velvet); Jim Rose, Director of Leisure & Community Services; Kaulini Chillara and Sleeping Beauty, Sarah Brown.
Pictured at the launch of the Park Life programme of events that will be taking place in Wallace Park, Lisburn this summer are: the Mayor, Councillor Thomas Beckett; Alderman Paul Porter, Chairman of the Council's Leisure & Community Development Committee; Batman, Michael McCabe; Nisha Tanden, Artseckta Mini Mela; Valerie Kirkpatrick (aka Velvet); Jim Rose, Director of Leisure & Community Services; Kaulini Chillara and Sleeping Beauty, Sarah Brown.

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is holding a number of family fun events in Wallace Park, Lisburn this summer with crafts, dance, theatre, music and arts on offer.

The programme of free events will run each weekend until Sunday August 23.

This year’s Park Life programme is packed with events to suit all ages and range from a Vintage Tea Dance to a Flower and Animal Fun Day and includes a Teddy Bears Picnic, a Drama Performance of the Mad Hatters Tea Party, a ‘Pirates and Princesses’ play and a Mini Mela.

A brochure providing full information is available from Council facilities or online at www.lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

Speaking at the launch of the event the Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Thomas Beckett, said: “We hope there is something that will appeal to everyone this summer in Wallace Park.

“Thepark is a perfect backdrop and a very popular venue for families with the bandstand providing a great central location to allow for performances, drama and music.”

Alderman Paul Porter, Chairman of the Council’s Leisure & Community Development Committee said: “I am delighted that the Council has managed to secure a full programme of entertainment for families and residents of all ages.

“The Council likes to see Wallace Park being enjoyed by residents and visitors; and it is hoped that the Park will provide a shared space for all the community to attend our planned programme of events.

“I would encourage people to get a copy of the Park Life brochure and find out what is on over the summertime.

“The bands that will be playing in the Band Stand on Sundays include Drumlough Pipe Band, Baillies Mills Accordion Band and Dynamic Brass.

“I hope that each of these will be well supported by music fans from across the Council area and further afield.”

For further information on Park Life please contact the Council on 028 9250 9558.