Popular festival will see the clock turned back to medieval times
» THOUSANDS of people are expected to visit Tewkesbury for this weekend’s Medieval Festival.
Thirty-six years after a group of friends developed an idea they had in the pub about re-enacting the 1471 Battle of Tewkesbury the event has become firmly established as one of the biggest and best medieval festivals in Europe.
There will be lots for adults and children to see and do, including a full battle re-enactment, music and entertainment, a medieval market and food stalls, a beer tent with live music and theatre, and a children’s play arena.
The re-enactment will take place on part of the site of the original battlefield and will be followed by falconry displays and more entertainment.
The event will start at 11am on Saturday (July 13) and will continue until 6pm, when further events in the town will follow.
On Sunday, the festival will start again at 11am and will continue until 5pm.
Entry to the festival is free, but donations are welcome and provide vital funds for the continuation of the event. There will be donation points dotted around the site.
There will be market stalls, food and drink tents and plenty of opportunities to grab a bite to eat and something to drink.
» Myths and Legends is the theme of this year’s Gloucester Carnival.
Last year’s show saw a riot of colour when hundreds of people marched through the city in a World in Motion theme.
This time round, the procession on Saturday (July 13) will leave from Westgate car park at 3.30pm and will make its way down on Westgate Street.
After crossing onto Eastgate Street, it will turn down to Trier Way and then right onto Park Road before finishing in Gloucester Park.
The city’s many different communities will be able to celebrate something unique to them during the carnival, which has been held for the past 82 years.
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