Talent star ready for Fun Day

Steve Hewlett and Friends Semi-finalists in the 2013 'ITV show 'Britains Got Talent' May 28th 2013 E22184P
Steve Hewlett and Friends Semi-finalists in the 2013 'ITV show 'Britains Got Talent' May 28th 2013 E22184P

Shinewater Park is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a Fun Day – with special guest Steve Hewlett from Britain’s Got Talent – on Saturday September 7 from noon.

Eastbourne mayor Mike Thompson will be opening the event at 12.20pm and launching the first ever Junior Parkrun with a 1k event for years 5 and 6 and a 2k event for years 7 and 8 at 12.30pm.

Youngsters can just turn up and join in, with medals for competitors. The mayor will go on to judge a baby and toddler competition at 1.15pm.

Shinewater Park Fun Day chair Alan Shuttleworth said, “We welcome people from across the town to join in the entertainment, but also to discover for themselves what a jewel in the crown we have at Shinewater Park.

“There will be lots to join in for all the family, and all ages. A real opportunity for a later summer treat!”

During the afternoon there are performances from the Shine Academy (2.30pm) and Eastside Players (1.30pm), with local youth bands also performing.

Steve Hewlett will be showing off his ventriloquist skills, last seen on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent where he came fourth, at 2pm.

Albion in the Community will lead coaching for aspiring soccer stars in the main arena at 2.20pm. For those who’d like to try fishing the Environment Agency will be present and the local archaeology service will be offering hands-on experience and information about the importance of this Bronze Age Settlement.

Skaters and bikers will also have their chance to join in. There are also fun races and a tug-of-war competition (3.45pm). There will be about 50 stalls as well as refreshments.

There is also a Novelty Dog Show with trophies and rosettes for winners (3.30pm) presented by Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd. There are also roundabouts, a bouncy castle and all the usual attractions.

Cllr Shuttleworth added, “Just turn up on the day, from 12 noon – free entry and lots of free activities to join in and free entertainment. We want the Fun Day to be a celebration to remember.”