Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Festival 2017
Lincolnshire Chalk Stream Festival
As part of the Heritage Lottery funded project 'Engaging the Lincolnshire Community with their Chalk Stream Heritage' the Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project kicked of the final year with a poetry competition. This was a great success and we had over 100 entries. Congratulations to the overall winner James Forrester.
In August we launched our third and final festival funded by the Heritage Lottery and Lincolnshire County Council. The festival was designed to provide free events for children and families that allowed for different interactive fun to encourage children and families to engage with their chalk streams. BBC radio Lincolnshire provided some great radio coverage both before and during the week helping to advertise the events.
We launched the festival on Monday the 21st August 2017 with a stream dipping event in the River Lud at Hubbards Hills. Throughout the week there was story- telling, play-in-a-day, community stream clear ups and a guided walk. On the Friday 25th August we delivered our best ever Festival Finale.
The Finale event was held at Spout Yard Park in Louth and lots of families joined in all the activities. The sunshine made it an extra enjoyable day along with listening to the musicians playing on the stage and the children were entertained by the actors singing and telling stories. There was stream dipping in the River Lud, table top dipping in the new chalk stream event tent and making stick puppets from mayflies in the Gallery. Everyone went home with a tote bag and re-usable drink bottle with the promise to reduce their plastic use to help improve the chalk stream habitat for all the wildlife that rely on them.