Danielle Pollard one of the artists of Williby Rocs Eco Crafts

The 30th Jarrow Festival will be marked with a colourful Dragon Parade this weekend

Jarrow Festival begins on Friday, May 25 and runs until Sunday, June 3, with a variety of events taking place across the town14:33, 25 MAY 2018Updated18:09, 25 MAY 2018Danielle Pollard from Williby Rocs Eco Crafts with Jarrow Brownies ahead of the 30th Jarow Festival (Image: Jarrow Hall) Get what’s on updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailYoung artists are bringing Anglo Saxon tales of fire breathing dragons to life for the inaugural Dragon Parade celebrating the 30th Jarrow Festival.The festival runs from Friday, May 25 canada goose outlet shop until Sunday, June 3.Hundreds of people are set to join dozens of the giant mythical creatures, designed by school children and community groups, weave their way through the streets of the Tyneside town.The parade is set to be one of the festival highlights, alongside the Community canada goose outlet uk and Charity Fayre, organised by Groundwork South Tyneside Newcastle (STAN), which also operates Jarrow Hall Anglo Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum next to Drewetts Park.The popular 11 acre visitor attraction has been hosting dragon inspired activities as part of its work to retell the fascinating story of the Venerable Bede and Anglo Saxon Northumbria.Dragons, said to be the guardians of treasures and valuables, were a prominent symbol in Anglo Saxon culture, and appeared in legends and jewellery design.So what is happening? Family Fun Night Friday 25 May, 7pm 10pm at Hedworthfield Community Association Jarrow Festival community and charity fayre Sunday 27 May, 10am 4pm at Drewett’s Park Jarrow Festival Dragon Parade Sunday 27 May canada goose outlet , 10.30am leaving from Jarrow Town Hall Bilton’s Family Festival Day Saturday 2 June, 11am 5pm at Bilton Hall Community Trust Festival Finale Family canada goose outlet parka Fun Day Sunday 3 June, 11am 3pm at Hedworthfield Community Association. Download the full programme here. Leigh Venus operations manager (culture and heritage) at Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle with responsibility for Jarrow Hall said: “I think it’s wonderful that Jarrow Festival is enjoying its inaugural Dragon canada goose outlet store uk Parade https://www.winterdownparkas.com , the first of what we’d love to become an annual event. Dragons appear in Anglo Saxon tales, including the legendary creature in Beowulf, and the Anglo Saxons also liked to use the twisting shapes of dragons to decorate jewellery, armour and other objects.”The parade will start at Jarrow Town Hall at 10.30am on Sunday, May 27 and ends at Drewetts Park, where the Jarrow Festival Community and Charity Fayre will be underway with live music, food stalls, fairground rides, face painting and a bouncy castle.Unseen photographs of old Jarrow on show in town centre exhibition”We want as many people as canada goose jacket outlet possible to support the Jarrow Festival with a lot of it taking place at Drewetts Park where the Dragon Parade will finish adjacent to our site at Jarrow Hall. We’re offering visitors the canada goose outlet opportunity to pay whatever they want for entry so as many people as possible can explore our beautiful 11 canada goose black friday sale acre canada goose outlet sale site.”The Fifth Jarrow Brownies comprised of school children aged seven to 11 from across Jarrow is one of the many community groups involved in preparations for the first Dragon Parade.Community arts and crafts company Williby Rocs Eco Crafts has been introduced by Groundwork STAN to work with the young people of Jarrow to help them prepare for Jarrow Festival’s first Dragon Parade.Danielle Pollard one of the artists of Williby Rocs Eco Crafts said: “We’ve been working with dozens of young people from across Jarrow, like the Fifth Jarrow Brownies helping build these wonderful dragons using arts, crafts canada goose outlet online and the amazing power of young minds. We’ve been using crafts to transform recycled and preloved items in to unique dragons, musical instruments, flags and dragon blowers.”I think the young people have really embraced the challenge and it’s fired their imagination; there’s a lot of excitement now the Dragon Parade is just canada goose outlet store round the corner.”Brownie canada goose factory outlet Ruby Dabbs from St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary official canada goose outlet School said: canada goose outlet black friday “I think we are all having fun, I’m really enjoying it. I feel really happy that we all get to be part of it. I’m really looking forward to the parade.”Brownie Molly canada goose outlet online uk Swinney from St Matthews Roman Catholic Primary School said: “I love creating things and I love making crafts with other Brownies.”Rebecca Maw, communities operations manager, Groundwork STAN, who is helping to co ordinate the event, said: “The dragon theme has really inspired people to get involved and the creations I have seen so far are superb, so the parade promises to be a wonderful spectacle.”The Community and Charity canada goose outlet new york city Fayre is always one of the highlights of the festival and is a real celebration of Jarrow’s strong community spirit.

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