When: 13th June 2015
Where: Redruth, Cornwall
What is it?
On Saturday 13th June, Redruth in Cornwall will be celebrating Murdoch Day. The Cornish town’s annual celebration is held in honour of the inventor William Murdoch. The event sees the day filled with live music, entertainment and an artistic procession.
The Children’s Parade is the main highlight of the day and begins at 10am. The procession sees local school children preforming a spring dance, accompanied by Redruth Town Band and Illogan Sparnon Silver Band. There will also be displays of artwork in the parade, which this year will have the theme of Magna Carta, as well as music from the Golowan Band and Haylestorm Samba Band.
Visitors to Redruth on this special day can also enjoy the Old Tyme Fair, steam engines and an afternoon community dance. There will also be live music in St Rumon’s Gardens, at St Rumon’s Club and on the Music Stage. There will be live music from Matt Shepherd, the Duke of Rock, Flipside, Black Rock Jazz Band and The Mighty Offbeats.
Other events during Murdoch Day include an exhibition at the Cornish Studies Library, a street market, and an exhibition at Murdoch House. There will also be a bouncy castle, face painting, ice cream, hot food and beer.