May the 8th will see a double celebration of both VE-Day and the 25th anniversary of the Rotunda.
On this day we will see the area outside the Rotunda transformed into the 1940’s ‘Street Party’ with a community trip down memory lane including food, tables, bunting and union jacks galore!
Between 2-5 PM you will experience what it was like to live in War-Time Britain with the sounds, the taste, fashion and music of the time. As part of this fantastic community event we will see a staged area with live performances including, Gracie Fields, Arthur Askey, Marlene Dietrich and a good old fashioned wartime sing-a-long with ‘Singing our Socks Off!’ (Community Choir)
This is an event for all the family and will see games and fun of the 1940’s such as Skipping, 3-legged race, and loads of other fun! Mums will not be left out as you will have a 1940’s style tanning booth complete with gravy browning and line drawn stocking seams!!! Beauticians will be on hand to complement this with 1940’s makeup, hairstyles and not to forget the ‘V for Victory’ beauty products.
After getting beautified and getting a new outfit at the ‘Make-Do-Mend’ stall you will have the opportunity to dance to the wartime classics of the Jitter-Bug and the Boogie-Woogie! Then after working up an appetite sample the wartime buffet and homemade lemon juice in our VE-Day Street Party.
As part of this celebration you will be able to visit our ‘Dig for Victory’ garden and stock up from all the various stalls including cakes, tombola, sweets, crafts and raffles. Remember the Rotunda needs YOU!
This day with all the activities is celebration of both V-E Day and 25 years history of the Rotunda. The Rotunda has served the local community through education, arts and health and well-being and offers local people opportunities and expression. We thank all the past tutors and Libby McKay its founder member for their vision for the area and the community. We also thank HomeInstead Senior Care for supporting this event. Kayte Erskine (Director of HomeInstead Senior Care) “is happy to support this fantastic event as we put the community and high quality personalized care for people in their own homes at the centre of everything that we do at HomeInstead”.
John Whelan (Rotunda Arts Coordinator) has said of the event, “Please come down with all your family and friends and help us make this a great day of celebration for the community of Kirkdale”.
If you require any further information please contact:
John Whelan (Rotunda Arts Coordinator) on 0151 207 2176 OR Kayte Erskine (Director-HomeInstead Senior Care) on 0151 252 0808.