Nottinghamshire, UK: Easter Sunday 12th April 2020 : 09:00 – 12:00 Batman in Gotham
Children in the south Nottinghamshire village of Gotham can expect a visit from super-hero Batman this Easter Sunday. The popular comic-book character will stand-in for the Easter Bunny this year and deliver over 100 chocolate eggs to 63 households where under 10 year-olds will be eagerly waiting in their windows.
Batman, aka villager Mark Lowe, will be driven in his ‘Batmobile’ by wife Claire and expects the mission to start at 09:30 and be completed by 12:00.
Batman has used Facebook to ask local residents with children under 10 years old if they would like Batman to turn up on Easter Morning and deliver an Easter Egg to the front of their house. Using a Facebook Group called “Batman Tracker”, he will log the progress of the Batmobile as he moves through the village. This will ensure children look out for him to say hello from the safety of their front windows.
The Batman Easter Special is being co-ordinated and funded by organisers of the annual summer music festival, Gotham-Fest. They have decided to spread some cheer during the COVID-19 lockdown by spending some of the festival funds to give back to the village that has supported the event since it started in 2015.
Mark Lowe says: “The music festival committee want to play a small part in the big effort to make everyone smile at such a strange time for us all. Batman never misses a chance to turn up in Gotham when he is needed. This Easter Sunday provides an exceptional opportunity for the Caped Crusader to ride once again. The Covid-19 crisis has certainly demonstrated that real heroes surround us every day, whether they are frontline workers in our NHS, the emergency services, the supermarkets, local shops, public transport and delivery drivers. Batman would say that we must appreciate them now and long after this crisis is over”.
Nottinghamshire’s own Gotham-inspired super-hero is back to remind everyone: “By staying at home we are showing our support for essential workers and we can save lives. That’s what super-heroes do.”