Mayflower 400 Community Day

Mayflower 400 UK is a national commemoration. Communities across the UK will be remembering the lives of the Mayflower Pilgrims, the Native American people they encountered and their legacy of self-governance and all that followed.


4 July, Droitwich Spa Town Centre and Lido Park.


Born in 1595 in Droitwich Spa and baptised at St Peters Church, Edward Winslow was one of the pilgrims arriving in America,  on the Mayflower in 1620. The Mayflower 400 Community Day commemorates the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower and Edward Winslow’s Pilgrim journey. The FREE community event takes place 4 July from 11am – 5pm across Droitwich Spa Town Centre and Lido Park.

This promises to be a great day out for all the family. Themes of freedom, humanity and imagination will be explored through storytelling, music, performance, virtual reality and craft.

Confirmed programme highlights include work from one of the UK’s leading street theatre and circus companies Acrojou with their show All At Sea, set in a boat, and Poetry Jukebox by artist and theatre maker Adie Mueller, with a selection of poetry chosen to be performed especially for this event.

Regional children’s opera, B’Opera will be performing a specially devised A Mayflower Tale on the bandstand in Lido Park and  Worcestershire based White Socks Theatre  will present a children’s show about Edward Winslow and the sailing of the ship in Droitwich Spa Library.

On the day, audiences will also be able to take a walk through history aboard the Mayflower ship itself via virtual reality experiences created by local resident Professor Robert Stone, Visiting Professor in XR & Telepresence, and his Human Interface Technologies Team at The University of Birmingham.

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