Swords at the ready for Camelot day

Wilmslow Express - - FRONT PAGE - KAREN BRIT­TON karen.brit­ton@men­media.co.uk @KarenBrit­ton1

THE WORLD of King Arthur will come alive at a spe­cial Camelot-themed day.

Vis­i­tors can try out spells, watch King Arthur in battle and make jew­elled goblets as part of the me­dieval event at St Bartholomew’s Church in Wilm­slow.

The com­mu­nity fun day is for chil­dren of all ages to ex­pe­ri­ence the magic of the me­dieval world, meet the fa­mous knights and ladies of Arthur’s court and take part in crafts and ac­tiv­i­ties.

It’s or­gan­ised by the same team which put on a Nar­nia-themed day at the church.

Eli­nor Mount­ford, from the team, said: “King Arthur and his men will be tak­ing their place at the round ta­ble as St Bartholomew’s Church is trans­formed into the an­cient and ex­cit­ing world of Camelot. “Vis­i­tors should al­low at least an hour for their visit which will in­clude mak­ing de­li­cious spells in Mer­lin’s house, watch­ing Arthur battle Mordred in the me­dieval vil­lage, hair braid­ing with Guin­e­vere and her ladies and ven­tur­ing down the stone steps to the un­der­ground trea­sure cham­ber of Camelot sparkling with gold and jew­els.

“And for all bud­ding knights there will be an op­por­tu­nity to try archery in the colour­ful cas­tle train­ing ground fol­lowed by a trip to lit­tle Camelot to make jew­elled goblets and mini knight friends.

“Once they have com­pleted th­ese chal­lenges it will be time to de­sign a shield and be knighted by Arthur be­fore tak­ing a seat at the round ta­ble.

“It’s or­gan­ised with the sole aim of pro­vid­ing a fan­tas­tic day out for lo­cal fam­i­lies.”

The team says the area has links with the leg­end of King Arthur.

Eli­nor said: “Camelot has a lo­cal con­nec­tion be­cause a leg­end says that Arthur and 100 of his no­blest knights lie sleep­ing un­der Alder­ley Edge. Vis­i­tors can lis­ten to the an­cient leg­end be­fore fol- low­ing the trea­sure trail.

“It should be a great day for all the fam­ily.”

Camelot Day is on Satur­day, March 14, run­ning in ses­sions from 10.30am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 4.00pm.

Tick­ets cost £2 or £7 per fam­ily and it’s rec­om­mended they are booked in ad­vance. All chil­dren un­der 16 should be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult.

Book tick­ets at wilm­slow­parish. org/ camelot or email camelot. en­quiries@gmail.com

Richard We­ston,

Eli­nor Mount­ford pre­pares for the Camelot themed day at St Bart’s

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