Free Craft Workshops 11am – 2pm
We run a range of workshops, talks and activities to join in with, have some fun and (hopefully) learn a little about Leek and Leek’s rich history and heritage.
For 2019 our themes are the Mysterious Moorlands and Leek’s connections with The Winking Man, Mermaid Pool and the finale of Sir Gawain and The Green Knight all based on the Moorlands overlooking Leek.
A firm favourite every year is our ‘Cardboard Weapons Foundry’ where young and old can decorate their own sword or shield in a medieval style ready for the big community parade with Sir Gawain.
Story Telling Tent
Visit the story telling tent for tales of years gone by with knights, dragons, princesses and medieval mysteries
Sir Gawain & The Green Knight Live Reenactment at 11am and 2.30pm
The world famous medieval poem, Sir Gawain and The Green Knight has an anonymous author. The poem was written locally, probably by a monk and features many of Leek & The Staffordshire Moorlands geographic features and local dialect.
The story culminates in Lud’s Church aka The Green Chapel.
Whilst we don’t be visiting Lud’s Church we will have a live telling of the story complete with our famous giant characters of Sir Gawain and the fearsome Green Knight in Leek town centre, a few miles from Lud’s Church.
11am at Sparrow Park and 2.20pm (approx) lower end of Leek Market Place
Community Parade 2pm July 7th from Sparrow Park
The culmination of the day is with a big parade at 2pm to escort the victorious Sir Gawain through town to the Market Place for a final retelling of the famous story
Some of our workshops are making accessories (out of cardboard) for young knights to form part of the parade but we’re encouraging you all to dress up and join in, medieval style. Knights, Knightesses, Princes, Princesses, Kings, Queens, Monks and all.
Bring a flag or two, crazy hats, banners, the more the merrier!!
Assemble 1:50pm at Sparrow Park to be part of this crazy bit of fun! (children to be accompanied by a responsible adult)