This year’s unveiling of colourful displays of pom-poms across the town was announced at a medley of live entertainment for all ages in Falkland Square. The free event organised by Creative Crewkerne, featured the UK’s tallest bubble-ologist Tall Will, a professional children’s entertainer from London, local singer Victoria Starr, Counterpart Duo Angelica Rose and Tony Beamson, vocalist Brian from Portsmouth and session musicians Chris Edmunds, Jamie Caswell and Dave Mitchell. Visitors to the town, who had never made pom-poms before, enjoyed joining in the craft workshop and making their own pom-poms to take home with them. While youngsters who weren’t busy chasing bubbles delighted at having their faces painted by Kerry Peters.
The Pom-Pom Trail which runs until May 8th, starts in Falkland Square and is designed to be carried out in sequence, taking explorers in a loop as they discover the wonderful pom-pom displays in shop and business windows and outside community buildings. The pom-pom competition is just for fun and the quiz sheet can be collected from Crewkerne LIC, the Aqua Centre and Crewkerne Library. Pom-Poms in Crewkerne is an annual event, organised by Creative Crewkerne, which brings all ages in the community together with pom-pom making workshops at various locations in the town, leading up to the grand unveiling.
This year, six businesses made their own pom-pom decorations to display in their shops; Delilah Petal, Barrett Bros. Butchers, Phoenix Bookshop, Carousel, Boots and Twigs & Twine. Pom-Pom explorers can vote for their favourite window display as they walk around the town admiring the special pom-pom flags and the amount of craftsmanship that has gone into making the amazing displays. Lucy Singleton of Creative Crewkerne said: “Thank you to everyone who helped by making pom-poms and putting up the displays across the town. Also a big thank you to all the businesses and community groups who have taken part in this year’s event and the artistes who gave up their time to entertain us all in Falkland Square on our Pom-Pom launch day.”