Join us at Derby Market Place on Friday 23 June from 11am – 9pm for a FREE event celebrating the start of the ICC Women’s World cup in Derby.
The event definitely won’t have you stumped for things to do! There’s an opportunity to meet cricket stars and mascots, listen to live entertainment from local bands, try cricket themed activities including Batak Reaction and free face painting.
There will be a Q&A session quizzing cricket star and former captain of the England women's team, Charlotte Edwards, on her thoughts on this year’s Women’s World Cup. Throughout the day there will more interviews with local cricket personalities, spot prizes and live entertainment. Mascots Freddie the Falcon and the DCC Star will also be on hand for pictures and selfies.
Free have a go activities for all the family run from 2:45pm – 5:15pm, with the chance to improve bowling and batting skills, test reflexes with Batak Reaction and find out if you have what it takes to lift the bat from the stone! There will also be stalls to look at including LiveWell, Derby Arena, Derby Community Trust and Adult Learning and food on offer.
From 5:15pm a whole host of musical treats to suit all tastes will have been lined up to take the event form day to night, including steel band Pantas, bhangra group Dhol Drum, Urb’ and Kaleidoscope community choirs, indie reggae band Stuck in Second, rock bhangra group Kismet, local indie folk band Herron Brothers and cover band UB42.
BBC Radio Derby’s Sally Pepper live from Sally’s Sofa.
11:00 - 14:45 Schools Activities (By invitation)
12:30 Welcome by Cllr Ranjit Banwait, Leader of Derby City Council
14:45 – 17:15 Welcome to Family Activities
17:15 – 21:00 Festival Stage
Eight fantastic games including a semi-final will take place at the County Ground Derby. See more details of ICC Women's World Cup fixtures in Derby