Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Boy Band to Light Up Redcar; Events

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Boy Band to Light Up Redcar; Events

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X FACTOR boyband The Risk will switch-on Redcar's Christmas Lights tonight.

Redcar and Cleveland Council has planned a festive extravaganza weekend to celebrate the start of Christmas, with events taking place all weekend.

Tonight will see the High Street lit up in spectacular style at 5pm.

The rest of the weekend will see the opening of the log cabin market, which will be open between 9am and 5pm until December 16 and will sell a range of Christmas fare including special gifts, jewellery, Christmas cakes and treats and much more.

There will be fair a in the High Street which will be open today and tomorrow from 10am-9pm and Sunday from 10am-5pm.

Other Christmas light switch-ons in Redcar and Cleveland, include: | New Marske - Friday, November 30, from 5pm.

| Saltburn - Saturday, December 1, from 5pm.

| Guisborough - Tuesday, December 4, from 4pm.

| Marske - Thursday, December 6, from 6pm.

Other events in the week ahead include: |A THORNABY artist will be bringing her family inspired vintage Christmas collection to Stockton Farmers' Market at Wellington Square tomorrow.

Former nursery nurse Paula Jackson decided on a career change five years ago, and her own Vintage Polly range of unique textiles and gifts using vintage linens, Yorkshire lavender, hand embroidery and button box finds have since become a firm favourite at farmers' markets and art galleries across the region.

Paula said: "My designs are based on some fantastic childhood memories of visiting my grandparents in Thornaby. I can remember wooden beds piled high with blankets and eiderdowns, hot water bottles and roaring fires, and waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread."

Now in its third year, the Stockton Farmers' Market mix of locally produced meat and game, farm-baked bread, free-range eggs, pies, cakes, wine, cheese and local artworks has proved a big hit with shoppers and stallholders at the town's Wellington Square. …

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