Street stunts and lots of laughs

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - LOCAL NEWS - BY ALIS­TAIR MUNRO

A host of top street per­form­ers will be show­cas­ing their tal­ents to­day and to­mor­row for the In­ver­ness Street Fes­ti­val.

Staged to pro­mote the wider city-cen­tre re­tail area, the fes­ti­val takes place in the Vic­to­rian Mar­ket, High Street, Fal­con Square and East­gate Cen­tre.

The acts will in­clude Granny Turismo, where Mary, Marge & Gla­dys show off their su­per shop­ping trol­ley dance rou­tines.

There is also Ja­son Mav­er­ick, a multi-skilled en­ter­tainer who will be dis­play­ing his robotic danc­ing, com­edy mime, slow mo­tion and ball jug­gling.

“We are de­lighted to be sup­port­ing the fes­ti­val again”

Busy Lizzy, the flower lady, will also be bring­ing a smile to peo­ple’s faces with her cargo of flow­ers and fo­liage, while Figo will be show­ing off his eclec­tic mix of weird stunts and com­edy.

The fes­ti­val, now in its eighth year, is jointly funded by In­ver­ness Busi­ness Im­prove­ment District, East­gate Cen­tre and the In­ver­ness Com­mon Good Fund.

Jackie Cuddy, East­gate Cen­tre man­ager, said: “We are de­lighted to be sup­port­ing the fes­ti­val again this year as it con­tin­ues to grow along with the qual­ity of the acts per­form­ing at it.

“East­gate re­tail­ers are re­ally ex­cited about this year’s Street Fes­ti­val which brings a real buzz to the whole area.”

BID man­ager Mike Smith said: “We’re de­lighted to again be bring­ing some of the best street en­ter­tain­ment to In­ver­ness city cen­tre.

“Our mar­ket re­search has re­vealed that 91% of those at­tend­ing had come to the city cen­tre specif­i­cally to see the street fes­ti­val.”

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