Dragon Boat Racing - Brindley Place

21/6 update:

We plan to meet by the bandstand (in-between pitcher and piano & All bar one) if raining will be in one of the pubs, most likely p&p :) my number is below, if you do text please add your name. Thanks.

 

16/06 Update:

My phone will be on during the day [masked]) in case you cant find the group, if texting please remember to add your name too please - thanks :)

Schedule:

Event timetable

10am – 3.30pm Dragon boat Racing, Canalside

10.30am – 3.30pm Street Entertainment, Central Square

Face painting and balloon modelling
Bracelet making workshop for all ages
Craft market
Bouncy castle
Magician
Birds of Prey display
Ping Pong

12pm Chinese Lion Dancer, Central Square

12 – 4pm Thai Edge, Central Square

2pm Chinese Lion Dancer, Central Square

3.30pm Prize giving ceremony, Central Square

3.45pm Chinese Lion Dancer, Central Square

4pm – 6pm Live music: Rudy & the Revolvers, The Water’s Edge, Bandstand

 

6pm+ after party:

http://www.meetup.com/BirminghamSocial/events/124945312/

 

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In addition to the boat race, Brindleyplace based Free Radio will be hosting family-friendly activities in Central Square, including traditional Chinese lion dancers along with street entertainers, a bouncy castle, face painting, a craft market and live music during the course of the day.

 

Should be a nice afternoon out, especially to those who have children.

 

There has been suggestions of submitting a team but that would be a 9am start... if you are interested make a comment and if we can get enough people minimum 11, will try to find out more details.

 

 

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  • Shirley P C.

    Caught the end. Brightened up my day. Photos on facebook and yelp

    June 25, 2013

  • Lauren C

    Had a really good time and met lots of new people too.

    June 25, 2013

  • Shirley P C.

    i am so tired i am still relaxing on my pink velvet armchair

    June 22, 2013

  • Prem M

    We're top floor pitcher and piano

    June 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Still there?

      June 22, 2013

  • Prem M

    Sun shining. Standing next to all bar one canalside

    June 22, 2013

    • Shabs S.

      Running late but should be there in a while!

      June 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Lil late but will be there!

      June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Having to work but will head down later if I finish in time

    June 22, 2013

  • Fiona

    Sorry I forgot it was on and I can't make it now.

    June 22, 2013

  • Yvonne H

    Looks like I've gotta work now so won't be able to go after all

    June 22, 2013

  • Deborah B.

    Hi Prem,

    Not sure now if I will attend but if so I will make see you at the bandstand.

    June 22, 2013

  • Ian

    think i maybe snowed in by work for next week but may be able to pop in....

    June 22, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Do we have a general area we are heading to at 12?

    June 21, 2013

    • Jennifer

      Cool thanks

      June 21, 2013

    • Prem M

      No prob :)

      June 22, 2013

  • Saf

    How come the boat race starts at 10 but we're meeting at 12

    June 21, 2013

    • Seeyam

      Just joking, I only drink after 7pm otherwise I fall asleep.

      June 22, 2013

    • Prem M

      A 10am start would make for a very long day out - I have done it a few times... Feel free to get there for 10 if you want to see it all though...

      June 22, 2013

  • Anna

    I'm on a night shift tonight so I'll pop down later :)

    June 21, 2013

    • Prem M

      that's cool, my numbers above but pretty sure you will be able to spot a few familiar faces...

      June 21, 2013

    • Anna

      Cheers prem, see you then. :)

      June 21, 2013

  • dee

    soz, cant make it

    June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope to make it after the Lions thrash the Wallabies! Maybe go for a gloat at Walkabout!

    June 21, 2013

  • Prem M

    Just to clarify for this year we are not rowing just spectating. For us to take part in the Dragon boat race: we can have up to 17 people in the team – made up of one drummer and 10 rowers, with a maximum of six substitutes

    The team is also required to raise £1,500 through sponsorship, including a £250 deposit. All the money raised will be donated to the nominated charity.

    1 · June 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm definitely in guys...

      June 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We can start training at the Edgbaston reservoir. Saw GB team train there last week and they have training facilities for the public :)

      June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to row

    June 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      maybe I'll argue with you as you seem to be up for it

      June 17, 2013

    • Seeyam

      A row now an again, I suppose keeps the spirit up

      June 17, 2013

  • Beverley

    Are we going to 'base' ourselves somewhere?? As wondered how we find each other.

    June 16, 2013

    • Prem M

      I wasn't expecting nearly 100 out, I was planning to just meet canalside by All bar one. Will have a look around tomorrow for a more suited location. Guessing the canal side pubs will be busy but might give the malthouse and p&p a shout too - as its always useful to have indoor space if the weather turns.

      June 16, 2013

    • Beverley

      I guess we will all do our own thing anyway...

      June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What time does the boat race start? I can get there for 1?

    June 16, 2013

    • Prem M

      Racing is from 10am to 3:30pm so that's cool. just added the after party now to gauge numbers of who wants to come out. http://www.meetup.com...­

      June 16, 2013

  • Prem M

    Schedule:

    Event timetable

    10am – 3.30pm Dragonboat Racing, Canalside

    10.30am – 3.30pm Street Entertainment, Central Square

    Face painting and balloon modelling
    Bracelet making workshop for all ages
    Craft market
    Bouncy castle
    Magician
    Birds of Prey display
    Ping Pong

    12pm Chinese Lion Dancer, Central Square

    12 – 4pm Thai Edge, Central Square

    2pm Chinese Lion Dancer, Central Square

    3.30pm Prize giving ceremony, Central Square

    3.45pm Chinese Lion Dancer, Central Square

    4pm – 6pm Live music: Rudy & the Revolvers, The Water’s Edge, Bandstand

    June 16, 2013

  • Shirley P C.

    might arrange a 'shirley's tribe' event as well.

    June 16, 2013

  • Shirley P C.

    might arrange a 'shirley's tribe' event as well.

    June 16, 2013

  • cordelia g.

    My Birthday Weekend...wow 21 again (37 more like lol)

    2 · May 28, 2013

  • Alex

    I'd like to give the actual rowing a go but I think it's for corporate teams only?

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Why not! Good for me.

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds good to me. I am in:-)

    May 6, 2013

  • Claire

    I would be up for taking part too!

    March 12, 2013

  • lora

    looking forward to this one :)

    March 11, 2013

  • debbie a.

    Would love do have a go in the boat race :)

    March 11, 2013

  • Yvonne H

    Love watching the dragonboats. I would definitely be up for giving it a go myself.

    March 11, 2013

  • Louise

    Ooohhh exciting

    March 11, 2013

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