Family picnic back by popular demand
Community day will also feature music, entertainment and activities
The Friends Of Lowndes Park is delighted to announce that The Big Picnic In The Park is back – so bring your food, family and friends.
Lowndesbourne Town Picnic, a community picnic for the whole of Chesham, returns on Sunday, September 4 in Lowndes Park from 1pm to 4.30pm, and everyone is invited.
Last year’s inaugural picnic was a huge success with more than 1,000 picnickers. As soon as it had finished, people started asking when the next one was going to be.
Chair of the Friends of Lowndes Park Michael Rowan, who came-up with the idea, was overwhelmed by the positive response.
He said: “People loved it so much, we couldn’t let them down, we just had to do it again.
“It’s an ideal way to have a free community event that is for the whole town. Come together with family, friend and neighbours, spread out your picnic and enjoy the fabulous park whilst being serenaded by some of our finest local musicians.”
Topping the bill in the Performance Area will be the Lowndesbourne Singers, led by local singer Jessica Wills, who was one of the event’s stars last year.
She will be joined by soprano Ella Draycott Kelly in performing well loved songs from opera, operetta, musicals and the 1940s.
Also returning are the Chess Brass quintet, including locals performers Ian Lynch and Richard Wainwright.
A new sound for Lowndesbourne will be Pothwar Music featuring Mohammad Aurangzeb, who is an award winning and internationally known folk artist of Pakistani cultural and folk music.
For the younger Cheshamites, St Mary’s Pre-school has volunteered to run free activities, including arts and crafts and a mini obstacle course.
The Friends is also delighted to be working with the Buckinghamshire Disability Service to increase accessibility to the event and who will be in the park on the day providing support for people with disabilities.
There will be a reserved seating area and a special drop-off point for people with mobility issues.
The event is free thanks to The Friends Of Lowndes Park, Chesham Town Council, Chesham Action Partnership, Global Infusion Group, local Chesham Town Council and Chiltern District Councillor Councillors and other kind donors.
Mr Rowan added: “The support for this project from local people has been overwhelming and The Friends look forward to welcoming the entire town to Lowndesbourne Town Picnic.
“Whether you have lived in Chesham for a day, a year, or your whole life, please do pack up your hamper and come along and join in the fun because it won’t be a town picnic without you.”