A grand ball to celebrate the centenary of Wicksteed Park is to go-ahead 12 months later than planned, after organisers vowed it would not become a victim of Covid lockdown.
The luxurious and stylish event was originally due to be held last year, as part of celebrations to mark 100 years since the park was founded by Charles Wicksteed, in 1921.
Now it will go-ahead in the park’s Edwardian pavilion ballroom on Saturday September 10, with amazing food, drink and entertainment to celebrate the Roaring 20s and an era of glamour and decadence.
Rachel James, Wicksteed Park’s Head of Sales and Marketing, said: “Charles Wicksteed fulfilled his dream of creating a free to enter public park, encouraging families to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle and if he was alive today he would have been determined to overcome the difficulties created by Covid.
“We wanted to mark the centenary of the park with a not-to-be-missed grand ball and, despite having to postpone it due to Covid, we were committed to ensuring it would still go-ahead, even if it is a year late.
“The pavilion is a superb and elegant setting for what we believe will be an amazing event and a fitting tribute to Charles Wicksteed and the centenary of the wonderful park he created.”
People attending the evening of celebration will be able to enjoy exquisite 1920s cocktails, followed by a delicious three-course 1920s-inspired meal created exclusively for the event by the park’s executive chef.
A vintage band will then strike up, allowing people to dance the night away, alongside professional Flapper dancers.