Funshine brings pirate to Bognor seafront

Potty the Pirate introduces his even pottier parrott to the children. LA1500138-1
Potty the Pirate introduces his even pottier parrott to the children. LA1500138-1

POTTY the pirate launched the latest week of Funshine Days in madcap style.

The Bognor Regis buccaneer kept children entertained on the seafront on Monday.

On Tuesday, it was the turn of pavement artists to let their creativity with chalk run free.

Sixty of them had filled their squares with a range of subjects in the town council-run event.

Christmas trees on a beach were created by India Mennell, six, of Thorpe Hesle, near Rotherham. She said: “I made up a story about Christmas trees last night. I like drawing because it’s colourful.”

She is with her aunt, Lisa Tulip, 46, of Gateshead, on a holiday in Arundel.

“We are exploring the area and wanted to come to Bognor for ice cream and fish and chips,” said Lisa.

South Bersted resident Eloisa Thorpe, eight, drew two depictions of the bandstand, sea and beach.

She was also delighted to have found the day’s plastic duck hidden by the town council.

“I found it hidden in the bandstand behind a slot,” she said.

Her mother, Michelle Hibbert, said: “We’ve been to all the Funshine Days. They are great because they give Eloisa something to do in the holidays. We usually bring a picnic every day.”

There’s still plenty of enjoyment to come as the Funshine Days continue until late August. The fun today takes the shape of a digital graffiti wall followed by duck day on Friday as part of the theme of performance and art.

Next week’s events are an H20 celebration of all things water - in it, on it and beside it. The final week is about music and movement.

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