Whittlesey Festival set to amaze

YOU can expect to be amazed at this year’s Whittlesey Festival as skilled street performers Phillipe and Phillope show off their mind-boggling act.

Appearing at the festival, which takes place on Sunday, September 9, the duo’s unique act will see them walking on stilts whilst riding a bike, juggling, displaying their circus skills and lots more.

The duo always attract plenty of attention wherever they go and visitors to this year’s event can expect it to be a sight not to be missed.

But that’s not all that is going on at the festival this time around, the ever popular vintage car display will be bigger this year, with more than 100 vehicles on display, which for the first time will also include motorcycles.

The display will extend further along Market Street and the whole of Broad Street so you can truly take a walk back in time.

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There will be something for everyone at the festival with numerous stalls and attractions. Children can enjoy free rides, climbing wall, pony rides - for a small charge - and the ever popular free face painting which is available at the Whittlesey Christian Church marquee.

Here you’ll also be able to see the puppet shows which young and old are guaranteed to enjoy.

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The Market Square and surrounding streets will be a hive of activity with singers, marching bands and dance displays including line dancing, street dance, dance using flags, clog dancing and majorettes.

The traditional all day craft fair will once again be held in the Childers Club in Station Road and the Beautiful Baby Competition will be held in the Ivy Leaf Club.

See the fantastic local schools art exhibition at the Whittlesey Christian Church in Broad Street – which is open all day.

The winners prize giving will be at 3pm by the deputy mayor of Whittlesey at the church. The festival will also be starting with an exciting parade from here at 10.30am where various community groups and those taking part will gather and set off to the Market Square to celebrate the opening of the festival.

INFO: For more information about the Festival please contact Pauline Edge on 01733 208414 or Jenny Parker on 01733 351005.

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