Bailey Hill Festival, Mold, Sunday 21 Jun 2015 from 1pm to 6pm
The Bailey Hill Festival returns to Mold on Sunday 21 June from 1pm to 6pm with a great line up of bands performing on the main stage, and a jam-packed afternoon of activities for people to enjoy.
This family friendly event goes from strength to strength and is regarded as one of the highlights of the festival calendar in Mold. Once again there will be the best of local music from the region, performed live on the Inner Bailey main stage, story tellers on the Gorsedd Circle, and living history on the Outer Bailey.
Cittaslow Mold organises the Festival, which is on three sites across Bailey Hill, at the top of the High Street in Mold, and in the hall of Kings Christian Centre. There will be entertainment all afternoon on the Inner Bailey along with free activities to try out, such as circus skills, children’s creative workshops and guided heritage tours of the historic monument. Across the site there will be a variety of stalls.
On the Outer Bailey Samhain Welsh Medieval Society will recreate early 14th century life and transport visitors back to this fascinating time, where they can interact with medieval folk as they go about their daily lives.
There will be refreshments on the Outer Bailey, various groups demonstrating crafts and other activities, along with the chance to find out more about wildlife in the area from the North Wales Wildlife Trust, and the RSPB.
Back by popular demand, Ruth Moore Williams will be enchanting children at the Gorsedd Circle with her story telling and music.
Buckley and Mold Lions will be tempting visitors with their delicious cakes and teas in Kings Christian Centre hall by the entrance to Bailey Hill.
The annual Festival is the flagship attraction held on Bailey Hill as it attracts hundreds of people to Mold’s Scheduled Ancient Monument, which is the birthplace of the Town and was the scene of years of conflict from the 11th century. The event transforms Bailey Hill into the venue for a wonderful afternoon of great live music and activities for the whole family.
Tickets, at the gate on the day, are £3 for adults and free for children under 16 years of age. The closest car park is Griffiths Square off Clayton Road behind the top of the High Street and car parking on Sunday is free of charge.
Come along with your friends and family. Bring a picnic and your own seats or blankets to sit on, to relax and soak up the atmosphere.
The award-winning Mold Spring Clean took place over four days at the end of March and despite the awful weather more than 650 volunteers helped Springy, the Mold Spring Clean mascot, to make Mold spick and span ready for the summer. The community event, now in its seventh year, attracts wide spread support from residents, schools, businesses and local organizations. Volunteers armed with bin bags, litter pickers and high-viz jackets collected over 200 bags of rubbish resulting in about 70% of the town being litter picked.
‘Grot spots’ were cleared up in different areas of the town and North Wales Community Payback scheme helped to tackle two particularly bad areas which had sadly been subject to fly tipping. Mold Spring Clean is helped through a grant from the Welsh Government Tidy Towns Fund and it has once again been shortlisted for a Keep Wales Tidy award.
Members of Cittaslow Mold working with Keep Wales Tidy and Cais the drug and alcohol treatment team have renovated the Cemetery field and path in Mold, planted hedges and wild flowers, and added fruit trees to the Memorial Orchard. The Tesco carrier bag levy helped to fund this community action.
Dave Hill, Mold Town Manager said, “I’m really pleased by the number of businesses that support the town, through their involvement with community initiatives. Many people have commented that Mold overall was much cleaner than in previous years – we’ve put this down to the fact that the Spring Clean is now in its seventh year and we had cleared away the legacy of previous years of neglect, but more importantly, the community itself is taking greater pride in the Town and not dropping as much litter.”
In 2014 Mold was awarded the Best Kept Community in Flintshire Award for towns over 5000 people and Mold spring Clean contributed to this achievement.
Three years ago Cittaslow Aylsham encouraged the establishment of an Aylsham Festival whose ethos is to celebrate aspects of Aylsham life through involving local schools, businesses, churches, societies and library, as well as the local National Trust property Blickling Hall, in events and activities.
16th March: Postcard and Stamp
6th April: Vintage Market.
25th May: Antique & Collectors Fair.
22nd June: Antique & Collectors Fair.
27th July: Antique & Collectors Fair.
17th Aug: Antique & Collectors Fair.
24th Aug: Postcard and Stamp Fair.
7th Sept: Antique & Collectors Fair.
2nd Nov: Vintage Market.
ANTIQUE FAIR DATES BY CATEGORY.
Saturdays: 6thth April, 2nd November.
at The Maltings Theatre & Cinema,
Contact. Chris Shaw 01289 330092
POSTCARD and STAMP FAIRS
Saturdays: 16th March, 24th August.
at The Parish Centre, The Parade,
Contact. G. Burgess, 01368 860365
ANTIQUE & COLLECTORS FAIRS.
Saturdays: 25th May, 22nd June,
27thJuly, 17th August, 7th September.
at The Town Hall,
Contact. B. Shaw, 01289 308005
Each year, Cittaslow International designates the last Sunday of September as “Cittaslow Sunday” and encourages the 150 Cittaslow towns and cities around the world to organise events and activities that involve locals and visitors in actively celebrating the principles and objectives of the Cittaslow movement. Continue reading
Over twenty local restaurants, pubs, cafes and bistros are offering special menus or deals for three weeks from 1 September until the Festival weekend. The Festival showcases the best in local produce and promotes our local food offer. Continue reading