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Summer fun at the Cathedral

Time to kick back and relax.

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Summer fun at the Cathedral

Posted By : Marie Thomas Tuesday 31st July 2018

Time to kick back and relax. The Cathedral's plans for summer are packed with activities - painting, bunting making, airborn spires and Musses of music from the Swing Unlimited Big Band. This year’s summer trail, New Animal Antics, is available now. Collect it from the Welcome Desk and set out in search of the fascinating, carved animals in the Cathedral.


If you don’t mind the children getting messy they can try out a variety of painting and sponging techniques in Start Sponging! on Wednesday,1 August from 10.00 -12.00 or 13.00 -15.00. Meet in the North Transept and dive right in.


For the more mathematically minded, Know Your Quatrefoils will be held at 10.00 -12.00 and 13.00 -15.00 on Wednesday, 8 August and Wednesday, 29 August. Discover the medieval shapes in the Cloisters and then spend time sticking in the Cathedral.


It’s make-your-own-bunting time in Flagtime Fun on Wednesday, 15 August, taking place from 10.00 -12.00 and 13.00 -15.00 in the North Transept. Or perhaps Fire Your Spire is more tempting, blending physics and craft to build a spire that will fly high into the sky. Sessions take place on Wednesday, 15 August from 10.00 -12.00 or 13.00 -15.00.


Finally, it’s party time for grown-ups too, when the Swing Unlimited Big Band comes to the Close on Sunday, 12 August. Bring a picnic and the family, then settle in for an afternoon of toe-tapping music and dancing on a wartime theme. The Alcock Sisters sing Andrews Sisters’ classics and audience participation is welcome when it comes to nostalgic favourites like White Cliffs of Dover and We'll Meet Again. For those don’t want to bring their own food, the team from the Refectory Restaurant are running an all-day BBQ.


All family activities and Swing Unlimited are free. Just come along and join in the fun. Details on the Cathedral website.



For more information contact Marie Thomas on 01722 555148 or