HMVCG Sculpture Trail Launch! Sunday 26th November 2023 12:00 noon – 3:30pm

The Griffin Hotel, The Heaton and the Crown Didsbury Road
Heaton Mersey SK4. Heaton Mersey Park SK4 3DS.

Information for guests


Please bear in mind this is a live event and there are large numbers of performers and guests to move between concert venues and some elements of the afternoon are weather dependent. So, timings are subject to change! Each venue will provide a slightly different experience so we recommend you join each element to get the richest experience.


It’s going to be an exciting, uplifting ‘high octane event’, so don’t forget about traffic in the excitement when we are all on the move. There will be stewards in high viz jackets at all road crossings as we move between venues, so don’t forget they are there to help and protect you from traffic and cycles.


It is looking good in relation to weather – no rain predicted until after 6pm. But this may change. Wrap up for the walks between venues and the unveiling of the sculptures. Bring a torch, lantern or phone that has a torch if you can as we will be going into the park. There will be some illumination in the park but the torches are intended to create a festive atmosphere and help with safety too. Wear sensible shoes as there is a lot of wet tree mulch on the cobbles and some mud. If you are not familiar with Vale Close it’s on a cobbled slope.

Sustainability and car parking

HMVCG is a community group focused on helping nature. We encourage everyone to walk to the concert venues but we also appreciate this isn’t always possible for everyone. The Crown Pub carpark will be closed off but there is on street parking near the new Morrisons corner store on Didsbury Road and a public carpark. There is parking at St John’s church too at the side and behind the Heaton Pub. Vale Close has also got limited public parking beyond the houses. Please don’t inconvenience residents by parking in front of their houses.

12:00 noon start the Griffin Public House

Join an amazing vocal warm up. Thai curry (veggie) hot food which is first come first served – and you need to have booked and show your ticket! Three choirs.

1:45pm Heaton Public House

2:45pm the Crown Public House with some special treats

3:00pm Deputy Lord Lieutenant arrives at Crown Public House

3:15pm procession to the park (about 100 yards) with the Deputy Lord Lieutenant; Gerry Yeung. The unveiling. A cappella performance of Lovely Day by all 3 choirs.

3:30pm event close

Any questions just ask. And a huge thank you in advance for everyone who is supporting this event