Warwick Rotary Thai Festival works with local charity

This year’s Thai Festival is set for Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July at Warwick Racecourse, so put it in your diary and make a weekend of it.

Warwick Rotary Club and partners Magic of Thailand bring the sights and sounds of the orient to Warwick, filling the racecourse with Thai traders selling delicious food, dancers, musicians and monks, so come prepared for a great day out.

The festival is open from 10.30am to 6pm on Saturday, and Sunday.Tickets are on sale for £5 each in advance from Magic of Thailand via www.skiddle.com, or available to purchase on the gate. Children are free.

On the Sunday evening local charity Safeline are also be presenting “The Lady boys” Geri Love, TK Kiss Kiss & Vivian, at Ronnies of Warwick. There will be a night of music, song, and laughter as these talented performers take the stage. With their stunning costumes, incredible choreography, and amazing vocals, “The Lady boys” are sure to leave you in awe.Tickets available on-line here.

The festival follows a trusted format with Buddhist Monks starting the day with their ceremonies, and the traditional reception of gifts from the traders. On stage throughout the day will be a top-class presentation of Thai culture, with dancing, lady boys, music, Thai boxing and cookery demonstrations, and plenty of stalls selling Thai food, drinks, spices, crafts, and massages.

The racecourse is next to the town centre and parking is handy with the 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts helping out. Meet up with your friends, or make new ones surrounded by the sights and sounds of Bangkok.

Warwick Rotary has organised an annual Thai festival since the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004 and continues to send aid to the Thai people and other disaster areas. Rotary proceeds go to charitable causes.

The event is supported by Warwick Castle, Startin Kia Warwick, Singha Beer and Tourism Authority of Thailand, with Warwick District Council advising on delivering a safe event for everyone.

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