Sunshine, smiles and the sound of music were in the air as Woking’s second Pary in the Park took over Woking Park with an extravaganza of music, dance, sport and culture. Over 8,500 visitors took advantage of the sunshine and attended the free family-friendly event, delivered by Woking Borough Council’s Celebrate Woking.
Leading the festivities, the WUWO Woking main stage delivered a spectacular set from home-grown singer songwriter, Jez Charles, and the relaxing Scottish soul voice of Kerri Watt. Britain’s Got Talent Semi-Finalists Meat Diva wowed the crowds with their comedy performance and 80’s tribute band Mainly Madness got people to their feet as they closed the show with an authentic “nutty boy” experience.
Woking Dance Festival’s spectacular programme of dance kept crowds entertained with varied performances, including hip-hop, tap and tai-chi, and there was even a flash mob to get people moving!
Cllr Graham Cundy, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Cultural and Community Development, said: “What a fantastic event! I was delighted to see so many people in Woking Park on Saturday, including families , groups of young people and older people enjoying the performances and taking part in the activities on offer.”
Genuine community events have suffered in the economic climate of recent years and as project managers working with Woking Borough Council, we find it really heartening that the Council have put so much support behind Party in the Park.