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Summer festival plans to play role
12:00pm Monday 20th August 2012 in News
Organisers of a popular summer festival are hoping they can contribute to the legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games with a series of activities.
The fourth Burley-in-Wharfedale Summer Festival begins next week, with a raft of physical events on offer for people of all ages, which organisers hope people will be encouraged to try after watching Team GB’s Olympic exploits on television.
Among the activities planned for the festival, which starts on Saturday, are a climbing wall provided by Bradford Council’s play and activities development unit, yoga, street dance, zumba, a series of guided walks and even fishing. Youths can achieve a Young Leader’s award based on an Olympics theme in a course run by the Wharfedale Activity Group.
The series of walks are led by local historian Dr Dennis Warwick, and include gentle strolls, a trek around Burley nature reserve and a more challenging moorland route.
Organisers says they are also hoping to build on an Olympic legacy of community engagement and participation by getting as many people in the village involved as possible.
“The festival programme has been designed to offer the widest range of activities to appeal to as many interests and groups as possible,” a spokesman said.
“A big proportion of the events are offered from within the community, and many are low cost or are free.
“Some, such as the classic vehicles show and the associated events on Sunday, attract very large numbers to the village, while others are on a smaller scale.”
Visit burley-in-wharfedale.org/2012Festival for further information and booking details.
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