Wishing all of you taking part and visiting Flora Day, a lovely time! There is so much hard work and enthusiasm put in every year by all those involved, keeping this important tradition alive. And as always, lots of inspiration for my paintings !
This information is from the official site – http://www.helstonfloraday.org.uk
At Midday the elegant dance leaves the Guildhall just as the Town Clock strikes twelve. The men dressed in top hats and tails escort their colourful and beautifully dressed ladies in the steps of the processional dance, weaving through the streets and buildings to the delight of the vast crowds.
The heroes of the day are of course the Helston Town Band who play the traditional tune as only they know how. Many of them process with the dancers on four occasions during the day around the four mile route, maintaining the rhythm and beat and sound that comes and goes throughout the day.
The streets of Helston echo to the sounds of enjoyment and happiness in celebration of a tradition that is steeped in history and receives such support and enthusiasm. Helston family members and friends will travel the world to be in the town for May 8th. We will welcome you to come and join them.
Details of the Dances :-
Morning Dance : Starts from the Guildhall at 7am
The Hal-an-Tow : Starts on St John’s Bridge at 8:30am
The Children’s Dance : Starts from Wendron Street at 9:40am
The Midday Dance : Starts from the Guildhall at 12 noon
The Evening Dance : Starts from the Guildhall at 5pm