A traditional Whit Walk has been planned complete with brass bands, May Queen and her entourage, a choir, ex-miners and their families and all those who have made Dream possible including guest of honour artist Jaume Plensa. At noon the assembled pageant will process to the summit of the hill to officially launch Dream at 12.30pm on Sunday 31 May 2009.
12noon Parade begins at Colliery gates at Jubits Lane. Procession will march up to Dream
12.30pm Speeches – by artist Jaume Plensa, Cllr Brian Spencer, Leader St.Helens Council and Jan Younghusband, Commissioning Editor, Visual Arts for Channel 4.
1.00pm Poem reading by ex-Sutton Manor Miner Brian Salkeld and the Sing Out Choir sings St.Helens Song and Dream, Dream, Dream
1.30pm Parade moves down towards Smithy Manor pub
Please note: there will be free car parking at both Lea Green Station (Liverpool to Manchester line) and Sutton Leisure Centre.
St.Helens Council will operate a free shuttle coach service from these car parks to Sutton Manor every 15 mins from 11am to 3pm (last bus leaving from Sutton Manor at 3pm). There will be no parking at the work itself.
Due to the high number of visitors anticipated for this event please use public transport where possible as parking will be limited.
For public transport enquiries ring Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk
From the M62 Junction 7 please follow the Dream signs, which will direct you to Lea Green Station and Sutton Leisure Centre for the free shuttle coach service.