Town team lands grant
FORT William Town Team is delighted to announce that its application to the Big Lottery Awards For All fund has been successful.
The application for nearly £ 3,000 is to fund street performers from Edinburgh-based Circus Alba to take part in this year’s High Street Christmas Gathering, which will take place on Friday November 27, between 5.30pm and 8.30pm.
The funding includes the hire of the Duncansburgh Halls as a venue to run circus skills workshops and some radio advertising.
Town Team treasurer, Jackie Clifford, said: ‘ We are thrilled that we have been successful in obtaining this funding, which has enabled us to bring such exciting circus performers to entertain the Fort William community at our High Street Gathering.’
The performers, who include several winter-themed stilt walkers, a magician, a contact juggler and a glow juggler, will be entertaining the public in the High Street between 6pm and 8pm on November 27.
As part of the funding package, Circus Alba will be running a free workshop for young people, from 9am to 10.30am the following day in the Duncansburgh Halls.
Youngsters taking part in this workshop will have the opportunity to exhibit their newly acquired skills by joining the Rotary parade in the High Street at 11.00am the same day. To book a place on the workshop, email Karen Dean on: firstname.lastname@example.org.