Events in 2006

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‘Lighten Up’ CARISMA Lantern Parade

26 Mar

As a culmination of week of activities known as "Manchester Peace Week" parade of over 250 lanterns came to the park to enjoy a bonfire and entertainment around the lake.

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Whitsun FunFair

May


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Half Term Eco-Playscheme

May


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Gospel Tent

June


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FEAST midsummer Picnic

17 Jun - 18 Jun

A midsummer mass picnic event for families and friends, with entertainment and activities, that reflecting the many heritages and rituals surrounding food and celebration.
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Bob Marley One Love Festival

24 Jun

5000 people fans enjoyed laid back beats, jamaican food and a great atmosphere.

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Circus Ronaldo - La Cucina Dell L’arte

14 Jul - 17 Jul

These belgians wowed everyone who came with their crazy antics and physical circus theatre as the brothers did their best to run a pizza restaurant. All performed in their beautiful antique circus tent.

Nothing to do with the footballer!
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The Manchester Mega Mela

29 Jul - 30 Jul

Manchester's Mega Mela returned to Platt Fields for 2006, and a great time was had by all. More pictures can be found at the BBC's Manchester website.
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Summer Holiday Crafts and Eco Activities




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Co-hesion Music Concert

23 Sep

A huge one day festival organised in aid of Manchester Aid for Kosovo. The lineup included real big hitters such as Badly Drawn Boy, Elbow, I am Kloot and many more.

More information can be found at the Cohesion Website.
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Carabosse Fire garden

28 Sep - 30 Sep

The Shakespearean Gardens and surrounding areas were filled with fire sculptures, mechanical pedalling men, illuminated vests and fire machines!

The experience was magical, and difficult to describe to those who missed it!

They were all conceived and built by Carabosse, a group of French artists sculptors, welders and musicians.
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Dashehra/Diwali

08 Oct

The festival of Dashehra and Diwali have religious significance for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, and is celebrated by many communities in India and throughout the world. Diwali symbolises the triumph of good over evil and marks the start of the Hindu New Year.

This event included a procession, lantern making workshops, bollywood style entertainment and the burning of a 30' high effigy of the ten-headed demon king Ravana!
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Bonfire Night with Fireworks

03 Nov

A funfair, a fireworks display and of course a bonfire!

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Friends Tree Dressing Fair

25 Nov

A lively afternoon spent doing craft activities and drinking mulled wine and smoothies. Father Christmas was also kept very busy in his grotto!
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Hallowe’en Eco-Playscheme and party

25 Nov - 29 Nov


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