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Eurovision Celebration at Whitchurch Silk Mill

By admin 03.05.2023

Whitchurch Silk Mill is hosting the ‘Kalush – Eurovision fun day’ on Saturday, 13th May, from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm, and this family-friendly Eurovision-inspired day has free entry with fun for everyone!

The Mill decided to mark the UK hosting of the Eurovision song contest on behalf of last year’s Ukrainian winners with a Eurovision-inspired fun day.

So why not join us in your best Eurovision dress-up for a chance at winning our ‘best dressed’ competition? Whatever you wear, make sure you’ll be comfortable throwing your moves in the disco dome or leaping about on the bouncy castle! Little ones are welcome to bop on the mini bouncer too.

The Mill’s ‘Kalush’ celebration silk, a collection of bright and colourful scarves featuring a tribute to the UK’s and Ukraine’s national flag colours, will be launched at the event. There will be a chance to learn about weaving from European countries in our pop-up’ Weaving of the World’ exhibition. You can even try weaving on our Saori loom. 15% of all Kalush silk sales will be donated directly to the Disasters Emergency Committee – Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

There will be music and games, including an open mic from 11.30-1.30 for anyone wanting to showcase their singing talents! An array of children’s colourful crafts and a community art project to get involved with.

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The Eurovision event will unite people in this unique heritage site to unleash their energy and creativity. The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, awarded the Mill a grant to support this event. It is FREE entry, although donations to support the work of the Mill are welcome! One free inflatable session per person.

Jess Bone, Operations Manager, said, “We are holding a day full of family-friendly fun for minimal cost, making it accessible to everyone. There will be a chance for our team of young, highly skilled weavers to showcase their heritage skills. So as well as a range of activities, there will be the launch of Kalush Silk, woven to mark the event. This is an event focused on community and inclusivity, we thank National Lottery Community Fund for supporting us, and we look forward to seeing our visitors enjoy themselves.”

The event is at Whitchurch Silk Mill in beautiful rural Hampshire on Saturday, 13th May, with free entry.

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