Fes­tive feel is in the air for fes­ti­val fun

Stockport Times West - - BIG PICTURE - ALEX SCAPENS alex.scapens@men­media.co.uk @Alexs­capen­smen

ASEA­SONAL three­A­day event will bring mu­sic, dance, com - edy and the­atre to Stock­port town cen­tre.

Fes­tive Fringe runs from to­mor­row (Novem­ber 28) un­til Sun­day at Stock­port Mar­ket Place and has been or­gan­ised by the team be­hind this sum­mer’s Stock­port Fringe Fes­ti­val.

Fes­tive Fringe will cap­i­talise on the suc­cess of the orig­i­nal event and also con­tain spe­cial­ist mar­kets.

Joe Bar­ratt, one of the or­gan­is­ers, from Seven Miles Out Arts Cen­tre, on Stock­port Mar­ket Place, said: “The Fringe Fes­ti­val in Au­gust brought the com­mu­nity to­gether and cre­ated a great at­mos­phere with its mix of shop­ping and street en­ter­tain­ment.

“We’re hop­ing to re­peat that with the Fes­tive Fringe, cel­e­brat­ing the count­down to Christ­mas in Stock­port Old Town.”

On the Fri­day there will be the reg­u­lar monthly Foodie Fri­day event with a Christ­mas lights switch-on per­formed by the panto cast of Cin­derella at The Plaza.

Peo­ple go­ing to the event are en­cour­aged to wear Christ­mas jumpers. There will also be fire jug­glers and live mu­sic in­clud­ing jazz, tra­di­tional Ir­ish and Stock­port Ukulele play­ers.

On the Satur­day there will be brass band mu­sic, free mulled wine and mince pies, and Seven Miles Out will host craft work­shops in the day and a com­edy night in the evening fea­tur­ing Al­fie Moore.

Attractions on Satur­day in­clude a Vic­to­rian cir­cus act that will give vis­i­tors the chance to try cir­cus skills, sticky tape sculp­tures to view and acous­tic mu­sic at Seven Miles Out from mid­day to 4pm.

There will be stalls from Stock­port Mar­ket traders, the Vin­tage Vil­lage, the Teenage Mar­ket and the Hand­made Mar­ket. Robin­sons Brew­ery have also cre­ated Stock­port Old Town Fes­tive Ale for the event.

Through­out De­cem­ber there will be art work­shops, live mu­sic and other en­ter­tain­ment at Seven Miles Out.

Co­me­dian Al­fie Moore, who will ap­pear at the Fes­tive Fringe in Stock­port town cen­tre

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