'Picnics Past' 2014 theme

Last updated 07:34 27/02/2014
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DRESS-UPS: The Waimate Edwardian Heritage Group's ninth annual heritage celebrations are coming up.

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Tea dresses, belly dancers, picnic hampers and African animals may seem an unlikely mix but that's what Waimate will be all about in just over a week's time.

The Waimate Edwardian Heritage Group is holding its nine annual heritage celebrations from Friday, March 7 to Sunday, March 9.

The first Promenade in the Park was hosted in 2006 at Seddon Square around the iconic King Edward VII Memorial Band Rotunda in Waimate's main street.

This year the free day of Edwardian entertainment will include stalls, fashion parades, antique appraisals and children's activities.

A night of glamour, dining and dancing will be held on the Saturday. In the past themes have included Remembering the Titanic, complete with a seven course dinner from the menu of the Titanic, Moulin Rouge including risque can can dancers and A Right British Affair had a double decker bus tour around Waimate's heritage homes, mock battle and evening Musical Hall dinner and dance.

This year features Spirit of Edwardian Picnics Past and an evening theme of Out of Africa.

SOUTH CANTERBURY HERALD

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