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The City of Lisburn & Castlereagh Mayor's Festival at Home 2021


To deliver an alternative to the Mayor’s Parade, Lisburn & Castlereagh Council has

partnered with MayWe to deliver a Festival Finale on Saturday 22nd May!


From 12 noon there will be lots of opportunities to be entertained from the comfort and

safety of your own home. Mayor Trimble’s Festival has a programme that is bound to suit

everyone.


Mayor Trimble, speaking about the event, said: “I am delighted that a week of activities to

engage with residents of all ages has been developed to run from 17th to 22nd May. MayWe has secured some great acts to entertain all ages, from the very young to our older

residents. The Saturday finale will round up the week of activities organised by the council

and I hope everyone will get involved. Our week of activities have been designed as a safe

virtual alternative to our typical Mayor’s Parade and Family Fun Day.”


Saturday’s acts for the family will see Mr Hullaballoo bring magical stories to life and

stretching your children’s imaginations, and Magic George will provide entertainment for

children and young people during the day. They are sure to be delighted and amazed.

Later in the day performances from local four-time TEDx speaker Emer Maguire, who

flawlessly blends laugh out loud musical comedy, science, and Northern Irish charm. Her

hilarious brand of musical comedy combined with snippets of science, is guaranteed to add

a feelgood, unique vibe to your day!


Then to get you jiving in your own living room we have the authentic, fully costumed, The

Soda Popz to play a fantastic tribute to those lively dance hall days - featuring songs from

the likes of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Connie Francis and many more this spectacular band

guarantees to take you on a well-deserved trip down memory lane.


The day will then finish with Anthony Toner, renowned singer songwriter. Described as

‘James Taylor meets John Prine in a second-hand book shop’, that about captures his style

– literate, warm, insightful and connected, with his signature style, and catchy melodies his

performance is guaranteed to have you tapping your toes and nodding your heads.


With surprises throughout the day, involvement from local primary schools and engagement

with The Mayor, Cllr Hon. Nicholas Trimble, the festivities are sure to delight! It can be

watched for free on YouTube.


Just as in previous years, the Mayor’s Festival will provide opportunities to raise awareness

for the Mayor’s nominated charities. This year, the Mayor’s chosen charities are the Lisburn

and Dundonald Foodbanks whose important work provides a lifeline to many people in the

Lisburn & Castlereagh area. Throughout the day there will be opportunities provided to raise vital funds and hear first hand of the important services the foodbanks provide.


Make sure to check out https://www.maywe.co.uk/tune-in to get involved with the action!


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