Further to our partnership with Wyre Forest District Council Arts and Play initiatives FoSGP are for the second year opening KAF14 with a children and families community arts and culture festival KidsFest - which was highly successful last year. KidsFest 2 free arts and culture family event will be on Saturday 9 August from 12.00 until 4 pm in St George's Park - there will be performances of Nana's Jumble an interactive theatre production for children at 12.45 and again at 2.45pm - so don't miss it - the show is primarily aimed at 4-10 year olds but will charm all the family whatever age they are. Watch our Latest News page and the local press for more details on KidsFest 2.
As regular visitors to our website (and to the park itself) will probably know St George's Park was given to the people of Kidderminster by the local 'carpet families' in 1927 and that is why we call it The People's Park. Its town centre location makes it an ideal venue for the Arts Festival and the green jewel in the crown of the Horsefair. The guiding purpose of the Let's Eat the Park project is to take the park beyond the present gates and into the community with pocket parks in the area surrounding St George's Park and up to Baxter Gardens Park including St George's churchyard.. We are discussing these plans to make the Horsefair a greener, healthier and happier place to be with our partners Wyre Forest District Council and our supporters at St George's Church, Kidderminster Transition Town and the Co-op Childcare Centre who host our monthly meetings and whose collaboration is much appreciated by the Friends group. FoSGP will be discussing the use of others pockets of unproductive land in the area to become pocket parks growing fruit and vegetables. The produce of Let's Eat the Park will go into the local food network providing nutritious food free to people harvesting it with help, support and advice from the LEAP team.
Watch this space for more information. If you are interested in getting involved please contact Friends of St George's Park through the comments form here on the website or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome so please join us in taking the LEAP together into a greener more edible Horsefair.