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Party in the Park postponed

Mansfield's events calendar is jam packed with lots of exciting events set to take place this summer from the Olympic Torch visit to the new Mansfield Arts Festival. As a result, Mansfield District Council has taken the decision to postpone the Party in the Park event for one year.

Party in the Park is a one day music and entertainment event which forms part of the Summer in the Streets programme. The Summer in the Streets festival will still take place this year and will include a wide range of events across the District between July and August.

The full timetable for Summer in the Streets 2012 will be announced in coming months.

The District Council is busy making arrangements for a number of events for this year including:

  • Inspiring Mansfield including the grand finale at Berry Hill Park on 27 June
  • The Olympic Torch Relay visiting Mansfield District on 28 June
  • Mansfield Arts Festival from 7 to 15 July - including Project 2012: Mamesfelde to Mansfield on 14 and 15 July
  • Christmas Lights Switch-on (date to be confirmed)

Cllr Kate Allsop, Portfolio Holder for Economic Regeneration at Mansfield District Council said: "We have an exciting calendar of events planned for this year which people from across the District and surrounding areas can get involved in. We have had to look carefully at how we can ensure these events are a success and therefore allocate our resources effectively. As a result we have postponed Party in the Park for this year but it will be back with a bang in 2013."

For more information on events taking place across the Mansfield District please visit

Further information:

Inspiring Mansfield

The Inspiring Mansfield community events will see primary school children from across the District compete in a Tri-Athletics Challenge (run, jump and throw) within their own schools, with the winners progressing to semi-finals held at their local secondary school. The grand finale will take place at Berry Hill Park on 27 June, where there will also be a climbing wall, BMX displays, Mansfield Town Football in the Community, sports village and parade of all participating schools.

Olympic Torch Relay

On Thursday 28 June the Olympic Torch will be carried through the streets of Mansfield District. On its journey through the District, the Olympic Torch will pass through Mansfield Town Centre where street entertainers will line the route, as well as stopping off for a crew break at the Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre (please note that the swimming centre will not be open to the public until 5pm). A map of the streets the Olympic Flame will be carried along within the Mansfield District is available on

Mansfield Arts Festival

The Mansfield Arts Festival, which takes place between 7 and 15 July, aims to celebrate the best of Mansfield through a range of performances, music and art. The festival has been inspired by the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and organised by Mansfield District Council, including its Mansfield Palace Theatre and Mansfield Museum, Mansfield Library and the Old Library, Vision West Notts, schools and community groups. See for full details.

Christmas Lights switch-on

The Christmas Lights switch-on event is organised by the Mansfield Christmas Lights Committee, which includes Mansfield District Council, Mansfield Town Centre Partnership, the BID, Mansfield 103.2, Four Seasons Shopping Centre, 6 five 2s Taxis, Xposure creative and the Chad. The annual event attracts around 8,000 people each year and includes well known and local performers, fireworks and children's entertainers. Further details on this year's event will be announced in the Autumn.

Published 11 April 2012

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