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Origami workshops to take place at Chasewater Country Park

Lichfield District Council’s Chasewater Country Park rangers are inviting families to an origami flower workshop on Sunday 10 June, to help celebrate the Olympic Torch’s visit to the district later in the month.

The rangers will be on hand to help visitors to the park to create origami flowers out of waterproof paper and then decorate them.

The workshops are in preparation of the Olympic Torch Relay passing through Lichfield District on Saturday 30 June. More workshops will be taking place from 10am to 5pm in Beacon Park, as part of the day’s festivities. All the paper flowers will be floated on Minster Pool as part of a candlelit display later in the evening.

Councillor Val Richards, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure Services, said: “Excitement is mounting for the very special day when the Olympic Torch passes through the district, so don’t miss your chance to get involved. The workshops at Chasewater will be a great way for the whole family to be part of the celebrations, and make a beautiful flower that will be floated on Minster Pool.”

The origami workshops are free and all materials will be provided. The sessions are taking place from 10am to 12 noon and from 2pm to 5pm, in Chasewater Country Park’s boat sheds. The workshops are open to all ages, but children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information please call the parks team on 01543 370607 or email

The origami flowers will be floated on Minster Pool on Saturday 30 June, from 5pm to 10pm. For a full programme of events to celebrate the Olympic Torch Relay passing through Lichfield District, visit

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