Festival Summer

Take it ‘slow’ for the summer and enjoy the festivals and events being held here in Mold. Starting with the Bailey Hill Festival on Sunday 22 June, Mold Flower Festival Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 June, and Mold and District Carnival on Sunday 13 July.

Come to Mold this summer as there is plenty to do and enjoy. If you like shopping the Town has a good range of independent shops as well as the ‘best street market in North Wales’ held every Wednesday and Saturday. For great local produce pay a visit to Celyn Farmers’ Market on the first and third Saturdays of the month. If you fancy a coffee or something to eat, Mold has cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes.

There are many more reasons to visit Mold in June and July with the start of the Town’s fantastic festival season, which kicks off with the Bailey Hill Festival, closely followed by Mold Flower Festival and then the Mold and District Carnival.

Circus skills is just one of the free activities for visitors to enjoy at the Bailey Hill Festival

Bailey Hill Festival Sunday 22 June

Bailey Hill, at the top of the High Street in Mold, will be the venue for a wonderful afternoon of great live music and activities for the whole family. Performers include well-known local bands such as Sparrowhawks with their imaginative and thought-

provoking songs; Heal The Last Stand who wowed audiences at Glastonbury last year; as well as the rousing Cambria marching band.

Cittaslow Mold is organising the Festival, which is on three sites across Bailey Hill and in the hall of Kings Christian Centre. There will be live performances all afternoon, free activities such as circus skills and children’s creative workshops, stalls, and guided heritage tours of the Motte and Baileys. Back by popular demand, Age of the Princes will be on the Outer Bailey with their living history displays featuring weapons and armour.

Trinity Fammau Scouts will also be on the Outer Bailey selling refreshments, along with various groups demonstrating crafts including woodturning. There will be the chance for you to try some wildlife science with North Wales Wildlife Trust. Go to the enchanting Gorsedd Circle to listen to the story tellers, have your face painted, and then your photo taken.

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.

Tickets at the gates of Bailey Hill for the Festival are £2 for adults and entry is free for children under 16 years. The closest car park is Griffiths Square off Clayton Road behind the top end of the High Street and car parking on Sundays is free of charge.

Come along with your friends and family. Bring your own seats or blankets to sit on, relax and soak up the atmosphere at Mold’s historic motte and baileys.

If you would like to be involved, have a stall, be a steward or to find out more contact Andrea Mearns on 01352 754551, email enquiries@cittaslowmold.co.uk

Mold Flower Festival from Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 June

One of the many beautiful displays at Mold Flower Festival when it was last held two years ago

The bi-annual Mold Flower Festival was first held in 2012 – when it received significant acclaim and attracted approximately 1500 visitors to Mold, many from outside Flintshire. This year, the Festival will be held in St David’s Catholic Church with the theme of ‘Remembrance 1914 – 2014’ to mark the start of World War One.

During the Festival, St David’s will be adorned with colour, depicting a range of key events and memorable moments through the decades since the Great War.

The Festival is a community event that is organised through Mold Flower Club, supported by many volunteers from surrounding villages, local churches, businesses, schools and other community groups. Local school children are already planning their floral contributions to the Festival and many local businesses are providing support by having their own floral window display or sponsoring flowers to be arranged for them – creating a trail of floral displays throughout Mold town centre.

St David’s Church is on St David’s Lane in Mold CH7 1LH, there is plenty of parking and disabled access. Admission to Mold Flower Festival is £3. Open on Wednesday 25, Thursday 26, and Friday 27 June from 10am to 7pm; Saturday 28 June 10am to 5pm; and Sunday 29 June 11.30am to 5pm, with a special Community Songs of Praise later on Sunday at 7.15pm.

For more information call Kathy Flint on 01352 755690 or email kfflint@btinternet.com

Mold and District Carnival Sunday 13 July

The Carnival is another action-packed Mold day out for all the family. It’s a celebration of all that matters in and surrounding the town of Mold. Last year’s carnival was the biggest and best to date, with over 5,000 people joining in throughout the day at venues across the town centre. This year the aim is to do even better!

There are competitions in the run up to the Carnival including the popular ‘Mold’s Got Talent’. Heats are being held before the grand final, to select the five best acts who will go forward to perform on the main Carnival stage on the High Street. Closing date for entries is 13 June.

Live entertainment and a raft of other competitions will entertain the crowds from the main stage all day. The 2014 colourful Carnival parade through Mold this year will have a topical Brazilian theme. Dress up and join in!

Daniel Owen Square will once again turn into a ‘Dance Zone’ with live performances from street to belly dancing.

On the Town Park recreation fields there will be dog shows, the world of inflatables and a whacky mascot race

For the latest news follow the Carnival on facebook moldcarnival and twitter @moldcarnival or email moldcarnival@gmail.com

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