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Kate Bush fans to descend on Avenham Park for mass dance

Posted on - 3rd May, 2023 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Parks, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
A view over Avenham Park Pic: Tony Worrall
A view over Avenham Park Pic: Tony Worrall

Kate Bush fans are invited to move themselves around with enthusiasm while recreating the iconic dance from the song Wuthering Heights in a Preston Park this summer.

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‘The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever’ will take over Avenham and Miller Park on Sunday July 30, with organisers saying it will be a chance to have fun and celebrate the late 70s hit, which is 45 years old this year.

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Modelled on other mass-participation dances that have taken place around the world – including in Brighton, Berlin, Brisbane and Brussels – the event will see Avenham and Miller Park filled with people dressed in red, following professional dancers who’ll lead the routine.

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Helen Frost (Left), Louise Hoole (Centre) and Sarah Hunter (Right), organisers of Preston's Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever
Helen Frost (Left), Louise Hoole (Centre) and Sarah Hunter (Right), organisers of Preston’s Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever

Helen Frost, one of the organisers, said: “The idea for this event was started by an arts group called Shambush in Brighton, and I’ve wanted to take part ever since I first saw the videos on social media – so I thought, why not make it happen in Preston?

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“People don’t need any dance experience to join in and there’ll be dancers there to show everyone the moves, but it’s mostly about having fun and celebrating the song we all love.

“Plus, it’s a chance to raise some money for two great local causes at the same time.”

As well as giving people the chance to channel their inner Kate Bush, participants will be asked to make a suggested donation of £5 to either Lancashire Mind or Preston Domestic Violence Service.

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Those joining the dance are encouraged to dress up and take inspiration from Kate Bush’s red dress from the video, or just wear something red, helping to cover the park with a sea of crimson.

All genders and dance abilities are welcomed, whether people have advanced moves or just want to come along and take part in something fun.

Organisers, who are all volunteers, will be posting information, tips, and dance tutorials on their social media in the build-up to help people practice their moves.

The event itself is planned to be a couple of hours long and starts at 11am.

To book to take part in the dance and find out more information about ‘The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever’ event visit the EventBrite website.

Organisers are also encouraging people to come along to watch and enjoy the spectacle.

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