Leamington Peace Festival 2015

This takes place 13th and 14th June 2015 with Sylvesta the Jester playing an important role – particularly in the Kids’ Zone. Here’s the programme:


Free activities especially for children take place throughout Saturday afternoon. This year the Kids’ Tent is near the Pump Rooms. The Kids’ Tent is not a crèche; if you feel your children need supervision please stay with them while they take part in events – you’re welcome to join in too!

12 noon Sylvesta The Jester to 12:30

The first of two shows by Sylvesta in the Kids’ Tent today, composed of jokes, songs,stories and whacky comedy routines involving participation from both kids and adults. Sylvesta the Jester has been entertaining the crowds at Leamington Peace Festival for more than 30 years. He appears in the Kids’ Tent both days of our 2015 Festival; between his shows he will be mingling with the crowds, playing tunes on his mandola and making people laugh

1:00 pm Maypole folk dancing to 1:45

Come and join YoungFolk, the local folk dancing group, for some simple traditional dancing, as they bring their portable maypole to the 2015
festival. Dancers of all ages are welcome – no prior experience required. YoungFolk arrange weekly classes open to all school-age children;
email anande.sharp@btinternet.com if you’d like to find out more.

1:45 pm “Laura’s Box” by Skin Of Your Teeth Drama Co.to 2.15pm

Inspired by a classical tale, Laura’s Box is a lively story for children (and adults). Join Laura as she battles with scary monsters, confronts her fears and finally discovers hope in this tale of greed and generosity. Expect music, masks and audience participation.

2:30 pm Peace Crafts with Pax Christi to 4 pm

A chance for kids of any age, and parents and carerstoo, to join students from Leamington Trinity School’s Pax Christi group in creative activities, making peace-themed flags and friendshipwrist-bands. Materials will be provided; if you bring small children, please be ready to help them with the fiddly bits.

4 pm Storytime with SGIto 5 pm

Gather in the Kids’ Tent for informative and inspiring stories of peaceful warriors, lazy llamas and laughing Buddhas.

5 pm Sylvesta the Jester to 5:30

Another chance to watch and take part in Sylvesta the Jester’s musical comedy, suitable for kids and adults of all ages. All The New Toddlers’ Tree Ring Dayq Please see the next page for details of this new space for smaller people, beneath one of the big trees alongside the Kids Tent, close to the Pump Rooms and Public Library.


Free activities especially for children take place in the Kids’ Tent near the Pump Rooms periodically on Sunday afternoon. The Kids’ Tent is not a crèche; if you feel your children need supervision, please stay with them while they take part in events – you’re welcome to join in too!

12 noon Sylvesta The Jester to 12:30pm

This is the first of two shows by Sylvesta inthe Kids’ Tent today comprising jokes, songs, stories & whacky comedy routines involving participation from both kids and adults. Between his shows Sylvesta will be mingling with the afternoon crowds, playing tunes on his mandola and making people laugh.

1 pm Learn to play the Didgeridoo to 2 pm

Gain an insight into this fascinating instrument with Jono and friends from Banbury Didge Club: Instruments are provided and you’re encouraged to have a go. Open to all ages but places are limited so please arrive early.

2:30 pm Make a Clay Global Village to 4 pm

Creative fun for children aged from 5 upwards! Using air-dry clay and lots of interesting tools we will create imaginative buildings representing houses from all around the world. We’ll work in low relief on quite a small scale. Your creations may be taken home and coloured when they are dry. Young children taking part will need to be accompanied by a parent or carer.

4:30 pm Sylvesta the Jester to 5 pm

Another chance to catch and take part in Sylvesta the Jester’s musical comedy, suitable for kids and adults of all ages.

ALL The New Toddlers’ Tree Ring DAY

This year we’re creating a new area at the Peace Festival, alongside the activities and entertainments of the Kids’ Zone, specially designed for pre-school children. The new toddlers’ space is under the boughs of one of the great trees close to the Pump Rooms, within a ring of straw bales on which parents and carers can sit. Inside the ring you will find a collection of recycled building boxes, soft things and simple sound-makers for toddlers to play with, crawl over and around, and generally make into a little world of their own.

It’s not a crèche so toddlers should not be left unattended, but it is intended to be a special drop-in place for the smaller festival-goers,
conveniently close to the other activities for younger people, and to the posh loos in the library! Please keep buggies and bigger kids.

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