French flavour at a Wisbech festival that celebrates its twinning partnership with Arles

Wisbech Arles Twinning Festival

Wisbech Arles Twinning Festival - Credit: Archant

A continental flavour came to Wisbech market place when the town held the Arles Festival to celebrate its twinning partnership with the French town.

A treasure hunt, face painting, exhibitions and street style hip hop dancing and stalls were among the attractions on a day that attracted more than 500 people.

Councillor David Hodgson, of the Arles Twinning Association, said: “The first festival was to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the association which was set up in 1964.

“It gets bigger and better, it’s a great outdoor town centre activity for families in the summer.

“Nine Lives Theatre Company whose dancers performed as part of the event were excellent.”


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School children were invited to design a poster for the event and all of the entries were displayed during the day.

Winner of the treasure hunt competition was 14 year old Rachael Stimpson.

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