Knowsley – Kings Queens and Mr Lear Parade

As part of Knowsley’s year as Borough of Culture where ‘Every Town and Village Tells Their Story’ Knowsley Village enjoyed a colourful street parade on Saturday 4th June 2022 inspired by the area’s cultural heritage.

The ‘Kings Queens and Mr. Lear’ parade took place on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, it was produced by us in collaboration with Knowsley Borough of Culture 2022.

Knowsley Village has a rich history of holding royal celebrations and strong links to renowned artist, author, and poet Edward Lear. While living at Knowsley Hall Lear painted an array of exotic birds and animals and is said to have written ‘The Owl and the Pussy-cat’ for the Earl of Derby’s children.

Local children and young people transformed into Kings, Queens, owls, pussycats, and exotic birds and walked through the village alongside dancers, puppets, carnival drummers, Katumba and royal stilt walkers.

Type: Parade
Location: Knowsley
Date: 4th June 2022
Organisers: Knowsley Council, Culture Knowsley