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Basingstoke Festival Opening Parade - SVJ only

South View Infant and Nursery School

Basingstoke Festival Opening Parade

Dear Parent/Carer,

Basingstoke Festival opens tomorrow, it takes place from Friday 23rd June until Sunday 9th July 2023. We have been very lucky as a school to be given the opportunity to be involved in the opening parade of Basingstoke Festival. Children in Year 2 took part in a workshop with Junk Jodie from Fluid Motion Theatre Company and made paper birds as props for the parade. Staff will be attending the parade to represent the school and we would love the school community to join us.


Fluid Motion Theatre Company requested that we share this information with you:

“We are the theatre company Fluid Motion and we have been running workshops in your school helping to create art that will feature in the Basingstoke Parade, taking place in the town centre on Friday 23rd June. This year’s parade theme is ‘Flourish’ and we have been looking at what gives us a happy brain and what qualities we all have. 

We would love it if as many families as possible could come and be part of the parade and see the work your child has helped to make on show. Families who have joined in similar past events have loved the experience. It promises to be a fun and vibrant event for all ages. Best of all, it’s completely free!


The parade will assemble in Church Square which is outside Shakeaway and Marks & Spencer (the M&S Foodhall entrance), opposite St Michael’s Church, at 5pm. Once there, you will find your school sign and be reunited with the art made. Then children (with their adult) will travel with the parade at 5.30 prompt, and it will end at the amphitheatre (the area outside The Angel, Weatherspoon Pub, Festival Place) where there will be a family friendly “Positivity Rave.”


We really hope you are able to join in the celebrations on the evening.

See you there!

The Fluid Motion Team”


We hope that you can come along and see the fantastic art work that Year 2 have created to represent the school in the festival.


Best wishes

Miss Clews

Art Manager