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Flower power comes to Rossendale in 1960s festival
FLARES, flowery shirts and bee-hive hair dos will be order of the day when a 1960s festival rocks up in Rossendale.
Parts of Rawtenstall, Haslingden, Bacup and Whitworth will be taken back in time and adorned with Volkswagen Camper Vans, scooters and ‘flower power’ displays from Friday September 13 to Sunday September 15.
Highlights of the hippy-themed weekend will include Beatle George Harrison’s amp featured on the cover of their iconic Revolver album, and memorabilia from famous gig venue The Astoria in London.
On Friday, the festival will be opened at Rossendale Museum in Rawtenstall which will display the memorabilia, alongside replica of a 1960s’ teenager’s bedroom.
In Haslingden, the library in Deardengate will be decorated with a knitted flower power design made by community group of crocheters, Yarn Storm.
Library staff will be dressed up in 1960s fancy dress and will be leading fun activities for children.
The Barbarella Piano and Live Lounge in New Hall Hey Road, Rawtenstall, will host live bands.
On Saturday, Rawtenstall Market will be a hippy-themed venue, with craft stalls, live music and dance groups.
In Bacup, fairground rides, live music and arts and crafts will take place, while dance teams will give demonstrations and tuition in the town centre.
The Rose 'n' Bowl, in Stacksteads, will also be offering food and drink as part of the festival.
On Sunday, there will be a convoy of scooters driving through the Valley.
In Whitworth, there will also be a hippy market at the Berni Inn, in Bacup a fancy dress folk event with a pies and pies supper will be on offer at Rosemount Working Men’s Club.
In Rawtenstall, classic cars will be on show at JA Taylor and The Old Cobblers Inn.
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