Mary Portas to launch town's cultural events programme

Watford Observer: Mary Portas to launch town's cultural events programme Mary Portas to launch town's cultural events programme

Celebrity retail guru Mary Portas will launch a programme of cultural events in Watford town centre as part of the opening of the new-look Parade.

Live music and theatre performances, including one involving inflatable plants, will accompany the opening of the area on Friday, June 20.

The event will mark the completion of the £4.3 million renovation of The Parade, which has been taking place over the last year.

Among the improvements has been the de-cluttering of the top end of the pedestrianised street so it can be used for cultural events.

The opening ceremony will usher in an extended programme of events stretching into next August that will include a big family sports day, dance performances of fairytales and big screen showings of classic films.

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9:55am Wed 4 Jun 14

Mike Ribble says...

I wonder how much her appearance will cost and who will pay the bill?
I wonder how much her appearance will cost and who will pay the bill? Mike Ribble
  • Score: 4

10:01am Wed 4 Jun 14

Hornets number 12 fan says...

Will she be opening the "bridge too far" ?
Will she be opening the "bridge too far" ? Hornets number 12 fan
  • Score: 9

10:11am Wed 4 Jun 14

Phil Cox (UKIP) says...

Mike Ribble wrote:
I wonder how much her appearance will cost and who will pay the bill?
Too much.

We all will.

More waste.

Why does a new pavement need opening?

Who needs inflatable plants? Why why why?

More Dotty ideas that cost us all money.
[quote][p][bold]Mike Ribble[/bold] wrote: I wonder how much her appearance will cost and who will pay the bill?[/p][/quote]Too much. We all will. More waste. Why does a new pavement need opening? Who needs inflatable plants? Why why why? More Dotty ideas that cost us all money. Phil Cox (UKIP)
  • Score: 7

10:50am Wed 4 Jun 14

#UKMum says...

Just how do endless 'cultural events' improve the economy? Admittedly my economics studies were a while ago but these types of events are just entertainment or a distraction from the very real problems we are facing.
Just how do endless 'cultural events' improve the economy? Admittedly my economics studies were a while ago but these types of events are just entertainment or a distraction from the very real problems we are facing. #UKMum
  • Score: 5

11:00am Wed 4 Jun 14

Phil Cox (UKIP) says...

Wouldn't it just be cheaper to buy Dorothy Thornhill a trumpet and she could then blow it whenever she wants to seek attention?
Wouldn't it just be cheaper to buy Dorothy Thornhill a trumpet and she could then blow it whenever she wants to seek attention? Phil Cox (UKIP)
  • Score: 12

11:01am Wed 4 Jun 14

inside-watford says...

Mike Ribble wrote:
I wonder how much her appearance will cost and who will pay the bill?
I'm sure she is cheaper than the Hawk!
[quote][p][bold]Mike Ribble[/bold] wrote: I wonder how much her appearance will cost and who will pay the bill?[/p][/quote]I'm sure she is cheaper than the Hawk! inside-watford
  • Score: 7

12:01pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Mad_Hat says...

I miss the High Street boulders/rocks/whate
vertheywere.
I miss the High Street boulders/rocks/whate vertheywere. Mad_Hat
  • Score: 1

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