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Games in the Park

Free Fun for all the Family in Beverley on Saturday 26 May 2012

To celebrate the Silver Jubilee of the annual Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival
(24 - 26 May), the organisers have created a day of free musical games in the central streets of Beverley from 11.00am - 3.00pm on Saturday 26 May. Games in the Park will include a whole host of free family activities, including musical games, singing, dancing and a special Pied Piper musical extravaganza.

Games in the Park is just one of more than 50 events taking place across the region over the coming months as part of 'Imove', the Legacy Trust UK's celebratory programme for Yorkshire and part of the Cultural Olympiad.

'Imove' has been funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK.

Delma Tomlin, director of the Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival says: "Come and join us for a fantastic day out in the beautiful surroundings of Beverley town centre where everyone from Babies to Grandparents and Great Grandparents can join in the fun with skipping games and songs from childhood. It will be a great way to celebrate with the people of Beverley - not only the Festival's Silver Jubilee but the forthcoming excitement of the Olympics - and contribute to the imove programme. The games we have all played and loved share remarkable connections with cultures around the world and, like music, have a unifying effect on us all."

The Beverley event will kick off a Yorkshire-wide season of Games in the Park as part of the imove programme, which will take place on specific dates between May and August in Leeds, Bradford, Hull and Ryedale.

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To find out more information about the imove events taking place across the region, as well as further projects still to be announced, go to www.imoveand.com or follow @imoveand on Twitter or Facebook, for regular updates.

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Editors Notes:
Games in the Park  is a collaborative project run in association with the City of Bradford Metropolitan District  Council, Department of Regeneration & Culture, Alchemy, Arts Council England, Yorkshire and imove - Legacy Trust UK's celebratory programme for Yorkshire and part of the Cultural Olympiad.

www.imoveand.com / @imoveand
Imove is the Legacy Trust UK programme for Yorkshire; a new and imaginative celebration of the art of human movement, bringing together the best creative talent from the region to produce a programme of events designed to inspire the public in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Imove is one of twelve regional cultural programmes funded by Legacy Trust UK and is part of the Cultural Olympiad; the largest cultural celebration in the history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic Games, designed to give everyone in the UK a chance to be part of London 2012.

Legacy Trust UK is an independent charity set up to create a lasting cultural and sporting legacy from London 2012 in communities across the UK. The Trust is funded by a £40 million endowment from the Big Lottery Fund (£29m), Department for Culture Media and Sport (£6m) and Arts Council England (£5m), and is a Principal Funder of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival. www.legacytrustuk.org

Games in the Park is part of New Worlds, a curated strand of the imove programme.

New Worlds is a partnership between Alchemy, Leeds, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Department of Regeneration & Culture, Harewood House, Leeds, National Centre for Early Music, York, National Media Museum, Bradford and the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds.

Games in the Park is led by City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and has been conceived, brokered and curated by Alchemy.

Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival is funded by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, with support from Arts Council England, Welcome to Yorkshire and the National Centre for Early Music.

(These relate to the final paragraph of the release)
Links:

Alchemy                                         
www.alchemyanew.co.uk   

National Centre for Early Music
www.ncem.co.uk

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council    
www.bradford.gov.uk                   

National Media Museum
www.nmpft.org.uk

Harewood House                  
www.harewood.org.uk    

Northern School of Contemporary Dance
www.nscd.ac.uk

Hull County Council                   
www.hullcc.gov.uk       

Ryedale Folk Museum
www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk