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Mulga Bill’s Bicycle Club Comes Along For The Ride

Posted by Kelly Noble on Nov 1st, 2012 and filed under Breaking News, Events. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

With just a little over a week until the 2012 Credit Union Christmas Pageant, the team at Stardust Castle has been busy putting the finishing touches on the third new float revealed ahead of the BIG day on Saturday 10 November 2012.

Brian Gilbertson, Creative Director and Event Manager, Credit Union Christmas Pageant was on hand at the unveiling, along with renowned Pageant Artist, David Blight to show off the latest offering.

“We are really excited to be unveiling Mulga Bill’s Bicycle Club float this morning for the first time. With six new floats the production time has been tight and artist David Blight is still working on this one. As with all of David’s works this float will become a firm family favourite this year with some colourful characters and choreographed movement. It will be a lot of fun,” said Brian Gilbertson.

Pageant and cycling enthusiasts alike, will love the Mulga Bill’s Bicycle Club float, which is based on Banjo Paterson’s famous poem, Mulga Bill’s Bicycle. The poem describes an over confident man who buys a bike when they’re first introduced as a form of transport but who ends up in the local swimming hole after the bike gets the better of him.

“This adds another iconic Australian float to the Pageant collection, representing Australian characters and the sense of tradition. A fitting sentiment as we celebrate 80 years of Pageant tradition this year.”

The characters accompanying this float will be dressed in costumes of the day (late 1800s), including swimming costumes.
Mulga Bill’s Bicycle Club has been designed by David Blight, one of the Pageant’s most experienced designers.

The Credit Union Christmas Pageant is owned and managed by the South Australian Tourism Commission on behalf of the South Australian Government. The naming rights sponsors comprise four leading SA credit unions – People’s Choice Credit Union, Community CPS Australia, Credit Union SA and Police Credit Union.

The 2012 Credit Union Christmas Pageant will be held on Saturday 10 November 2012, celebrating the milestone of 80 Years Young.

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