Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Enter Festival Spirit

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Enter Festival Spirit

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STOCKPORT town centre is the place to be over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Stockport Market will be transformed with street theatre, creative art, live music and dance performances over the three days of the Stockport Old Town Fringe Festival.

Now in its third year, the town's popular cultural event is sponsored by Stockport's biggest commercial landlord Orbit Developments, with support from Robinsons Brewery and Stockport council, and the Stockport Express and Pure 107.8 as media partners.

On Friday and Saturday, shoppers and visitors to Stockport Market will be entertained by High Jinx street shows throughout the day with a mix of close-up magic, illusion, juggling, escapology, stilt walking, unicycling and balloon modelling.

The Market Place will also feature graffiti artists painting on canvas, free face painting for children, live music performances and market stalls run by local artists and young creative traders from The Teenage Market, now a national initiative which started in Stockport Market. …

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