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Final preparations underway for Dorridge Day

Sarah Mason 10th Sep, 2018

DORRIDGE Park will be taken over by circus acts to celebrate Dorridge Day.

Circus acts The Fool Monty and The Vander Brothers Wheel of Death will be in the park on Sunday, September 16, from noon.

The Vander Brothers daredevil act – which appeared on Britain’s Got Talent – sees them run, jump and go blind-folded around elevated spinning tubes up to 15 metres off the ground in their stunt performance.

The Fool Monty – who starred as the Ninjester on ITV’s Ninja Warrior UK – will bring mayhem and mischief as well as inspiring kids to take part in the on-site circus skills workshops and fancy dress competition themed around The Greatest Showman film.

The annual event – organised by the Round Table in Dorridge and Knowle – will also feature fair ground rides and games, stalls selling tea and cake, pizza, ice cream and a bar, as well as dancing and football skills from local groups.

It culminates in a giant water fight at around 4pm – anyone who wants to join in should take their own water pistols.

There will also be a number of classic cars on show, they will arrive in a procession, which starts from the Black Boy pub at 11.30am.

Rob Delaney, current chairman of Knowle and Dorridge Round Table, said: “This will be a great day which will bring together local people and everyone who loves the spirit of the circus and the fair.

“It has always created lots of community spirit, many happy memories, and raises lots of money for local causes, being our biggest event of the year.”

Parking spaces are available in the park, with disabled spaces nearest to the gates.

Dogs are welcome.

Admission costs £2 per person or £6 for two adults and up to three children.

The inflatable attractions require tickets or wristbands, which are sold separately.

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