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Movie magic and picnics in Carlisle park

They arrived at an open air cinema in Carlisle armed with picnics, deck chairs and tents in case of rain.

Carlisle Love Parks photo
Jessica Davis and Emily Telfer

A giant screen in Bitts Park featured Goofy’s All-Star Olympics cartoons and the funny winter Olympics film Cool Runnings.

Action from yesterday’s Olympics in London also featured on the big screen.

Emma Irving, 31, of Yewdale, Carlisle, was at the event wrapped in Liverpool and Manchester United blankets with her son Luke Bain, eight.

She said: “The event is really good but it’s a shame about the weather. We came prepared with umbrellas, blankets and our picnic.”

Lorraine Graham and her friend Susan Telfer, of Gretna, were at the event with their daughters, Jessica and Emily. Lorraine said: “It’s a great event and it gets everyone together.”

Susan said: “I’ve been before and I think it’s a good community event.”

Also in the park was the Sunshine Panners steel band and 80s sport teachers Mr Stretch and Mr Armstrong from the Bread and Butter Theatre Company. There was also a mini fair with a big wheel, face painting, the chance to try new sports like golf and football, and a craft tent.

Angela Emmerson, of Sandsfield Park, was trying out the mini golf with her husband Neil and son Nathan, four.

She said: “It’s good but it’s a shame about the weather. Nathan likes the Goofy film as we’ve watched it before.”

The windy weather conditions were perfect for Ella Brooks, eight of Brampton.

Ella flew her RNLI kite in the park and had plenty of space to do so. Her mum, Nicola Brooks, said: “We like coming to the park and Ella likes flying her kite.

“I just feel that there should be more people here.”

The event, supported by Eddie Stobart and BSW Timber, was organised as a finale to Carlisle City Council’s Love Park Weeks 2012.

More photos in today's News & Star

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@the real granville resident - I think you're actually missing the point mate.

Posted by Sensible Head on 2 August 2012 at 07:58

Great fun.

Posted by Andrew on 1 August 2012 at 12:27

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