Painting: Children dancing and laughing at Flora Day Helston Cornwall

Helston Flora Day. Saturday 6th May 2017.

In Zoe Cameron Blog by Zoe Cameron

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 !

The Children's Dance on Flora Day.

The Children’s Dance on Flora Day.


This information is from the official site –

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