Lord Mayor's Festival

Lord Mayor's Festival

The popular annual Lord Mayor's Festival which welcomes the new Lord Mayor into their role will take place on Saturday 26th May from 10am to 4pm.  The event will be sponsored by Rowes Honda and Rowes Suzuki.

With entertainment, community group performances, activities and workshops, this is the perfect family day out.

Come along to meet Tiny, a 125 million years young dinosaur brought to life by the wonders of modern science.  Tiny will be appearing in the Piazza and you will be able to pet her, feed her and talk to her in dinosaur language...but watch out for the dreaded Thagomizer!

Young explorers will have the chance to uncover fossils in their own dinosaur dig and learn about prehistoric creatures in the Science Dome. Don't forget to follow the dino trail around the City Centre!  This is sponsored by The Entertainer and dinosaur information is provided by the Earth Science team at Plymouth University.

Stage Programme 

The Piazza will have a stage located under the Big Screen with performances scheduled throughout the day:

Time                                   Act

10am                                   Ameera Dance
10.20am                              Natasha's Bollywood Dance School
10.40am                              The Sound Council
11am                                   Meet the Dinosaur
11.20am                              Geraldine Lamb Dance School
11.40am                              Starlines Theatre School
12 noon                               Lord Mayor’s Speech / Young City Laureate / Military Kids Choir (2 songs)
12.20pm                              City College Plymouth
12.40pm                              Plymouth Party Princesses
1pm                                     Meet the Dinosaur
1.20pm                                All Stars Theatre Group
1.40pm                                M-Pire Dance
1.50pm                                Plymouth School of Creative Arts
2pm                                     Plymouth Performing Arts Academy
2.20pm                                S.W.S
2.40pm                                StreetMix Communinty Dance Group
3pm                                     Meet the Dinosaur
3.20pm                                Rock Choir Plymouth
3.40pm                                The Groovement Project Dance Company

Entertainment Schedule

The City Centre Piazza

Time                                                                                                                 Entertainment
10am to 12 noon & 1pm to 3pm                                                                       Circus Skills
10am to 4pm                                                                                                     Wishy Washy
10am to 4pm                                                                                                     Face painting
10am to 4pm                                                                                                     The Box Dinosaur Dig
10am to 4pm                                                                                                     Plymouth University Dino Runway
10am to 4pm                                                                                                     Sports Development Unit
10.30am to 3.30pm                                                                                           Dinosaur themed colouring wall
10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm                                Shed of Stories – each story 15 min
11am, 1pm & 3pm                                                                                             Meet Tiny the Dinosaur (20min)
11.45am, 12.45pm, 1.45pm & 2.45pm                                                              The Box Dinosaur Talk

Guildhall Square - 10am to 4pm

One Step Beyond will be providing the Giant Games Area and craft workshops throughout the day.

Military vehicles and the Chopper Group will be in this area with their displays.

Place de Brest

A Science Dome will be offering half hour shows. The show includes immersive full dome 360 degree images of dinosaurs. A giant 360 degree projector is used to walk through a dinosaur landscape.

The show starts with time travel back to the Jurassic times and pictures of early earth landscapes. The programme then gives an interactive introduction to dinosaurs and talks about the fossils in the local Jurassic coast. 360 degree pictures of dinosaurs are used in the show.

The show ends with possible ways of dinosaur extinction such as a large meteorite. We then look at the stars using the planetarium. Observe many shooting stars and the night's sky.

Torquay Dinosaur World

Dinosaur Fossil excavation area
Dinosaurs to sit on and take photos with
A small sand pit with dinosaur toys
Baby T-Rex puppet, making an appearance throughout the day

City College Plymouth

Will be running run a green screen ‘escape from dinosaurs’ type activity

The Box will be running a series of activities throughout the day:

Table Top Digs: Come and excavate dinosaur fossils and identify your finds! We will have boxes and tools at our ‘dig’ and a finds sheet for you to fill in. Our Natural History Curator will be on hand to answer your dinosaur questions.

Dino-Crafts: Come to The Box gazebo and make some free dinosaur-inspired crafts to take home. There will be a range of activities, suitable for all the family. 

Curator Chat: The Box Natural History Curator (and dinosaur lover) will be explaining more about dinosaurs in history. He will also bring some of our fossil collection for you to view and handle.

Dino Trail

There will be a trail around the city centre for children to take part using their Lord Mayor’s Festival leaflet. You will need to answer the questions themed around Dinosaurs by visiting the six points and reading the factual information about an individual dinosaur. Complete the trail for your chance to win some great prizes!

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