Bell Court will be hosting its first Pirate Vs Mermaid event as part of this year’s River Festival in Stratford-upon-Avon.
On Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July, visitors will be invited to transform into ferocious buccaneers and mystical sirens to take part in a fancy dress competition that will be judged by the Pirate Queen and her consort, with a treasure chest of prizes up for grabs.
To ensure people really look the part, there will be free face painting available between 10am and 4pm for anyone wanting to become a pirate or mermaid for the day. There will also be live music, a pirate story-telling corner, photo opportunities with the visiting mermaids and a flash mob from Rozie T Dance. Plus, Everyman will be showing the swash-buckling classic, Pirates of the Caribbean at 5pm on Sunday 1st July.
Visitors to the Bell Court event will also be able to indulge in rum flavoured butter beer at Magic Alley which has been created exclusively for the weekend, whilst enjoying mermaid and pirate themed food and drink, along with special offers, at the many bars and restaurants.
Anyone entering the fancy dress competition will be in with a chance of winning a £25 gift card from All Bar One, a full platter from Nando’s, wine tasting for two people at Veeno, a family ticket for Magic Alley and two tickets for Everyman cinema.