Liverpool Cathedral is to hold a three-day traditional community fête this September. Craft stalls and exhibitions, face painting and donkey rides are just a few of the attractions on offer, with more to be announced.
The fête will take place between 16th-18th September, the same weekend as the Hope Street feast. It will also feature the return of the Hornby Railway and Model exhibition (small entrance charge applies to exhibition).
Visitors will also be able to view all of the photographs entered for this year’s Cathedral Photography competition and select a People’s Choice alongside the Judges’ decision, and watch daredevils take part in the annual abseil over the front doors on the Friday and Saturday.
All proceeds from the fête will go to the Cathedral Foundation, which helps keep the Cathedral free to visitors. Projects for the future also include an expansion of the Education department, the growing of a £2million Endowment Fund for the Girl’s Voices, addressing carbon footprint and energy efficiency in order to create a ‘green’ Cathedral and developing the Welsford Porch into a unique space that will help the Cathedral achieve self-sufficiency.
Organisers are currently looking for people to exhibit arts and crafts and to offer items for a nearly new stall.
Rebecca Bentham, Fundraising Manager for Liverpool Cathedral said, “The emphasis really is on community when it comes to the 2011 Cathedral Fête. It is the first time we have run something so big over three days and we are sure that the community will come along and support us. We have a traditional theme with a few modern twists, so there really is something for everybody.”