THE fourth annual Golcar Lily Day will be celebrated next Saturday.
The life and people of the village of Golcar will be featured throughout the day when all village’s public buildings are freely open and filled with music, food and entertainment.
At the Lily Day Market there will be a wide range of market stalls on the car park, Town End, and near to the community centre on Manor Road. Free buses will take people all round to the further reaches of the village.
Local brass bands will play in the village centre as well as the Jubilee New Orleans Parade Band and the African Drumming Band will be performing at St John’s School.
Golcar Lily Day Food will be served from barbecues in Town End and on the Vicarage lawn – where there will also be a beer tent. Vegetarian food will be served at the Brewery. All Golcar’s shops will be open and JJ’s café will be serving food.
St John’s, Golcar Baptist, Providence and Parkwood churches will be featuring music and food and displays of children’s artwork.
Artists will be holding free workshops in the Community Centre on Manor Road and at Providence Church.
And the Colne Valley Museum, at Cliffe Ash, Golcar, will be open with demonstrations and free children’s craft workshops and baking their famous Golcar Lily Loaf in the Victorian kitchen.
The latest Colne Valley Art Society’s exhibition is there too.
The village library will be open all day for storytelling and other fun activities.
And, of course, the Golcar Lily pub is also joining in and Bolster Moor Playgroup will be holding a day of activities there – including a Lily Day Fair.
Another Golcar Lily Day venture has been to work with Kirklees and Sure Start to train some face-painters and they will be at work at various places around the village.
Look out for Morris dancers too — they may be found most reliably at the Golcar Brewery, which will also be open for the day. Stilt walkers will be another popular feature of the festival, and visitors may see that white rabbit again!
The Drop By Shop on Sycamore Avenue will also be open for food and for a chance for everyone to see the art and craft work which takes place there.