Love Your Town initiative brings local fun for all the family

Love Your Town initiative brings local fun for all the family

Weekends of fun are coming to Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Immingham as part of the Love Your Town initiative by The Culture House and North East Lincolnshire Council.

On Saturday 12 February, shoppers in Grimsby town centre will be able to enjoy live music acts in Grimsby’s Top Town Market and both Riverhead Coffee branches.

There will also be a special ‘pre-loved’ event with DJs at the St Andrew’s Hospice outlet shop in Freshney Place where shoppers can pick up a bargain.

A fantastic art installation in the form of a sculptural heart, dubbed ‘LOVE IRL’, will be unveiled by artist Stuart Langley on the day.

Children will have the chance to be a King or Queen of Hearts for the day in the arts and crafts workshops before walking in the ‘A Little Love’ parade.

There will even be a family silent disco and a Grimsby Love Trail, in which participants have to unscramble the letters collected on the trail to enter the free prize draw here.

Family guided tours of Grimsby will also be available.

The following week on February 19, the LOVE CLEETHORPES event will be held on St Peter’s Avenue, Market Place, Cambridge Street and Seaview Street.

Stilt walkers and live musicians will bring the town to life following a relaxing yoga session on the beach.

The LOVE IRL art installation will be unveiled once again, and people can also head to the Memorial Hall to explore a new maker’s market held local retailer Original Emporium.

Delicious street food will be available outside the market for everyone to enjoy.

The LOVE CLEETHORPES trail will also give people the chance to win a range of prizes, with some shops’ window displays being included in the trail.

Immingham residents will also have a chance to experience the displays, with the LOVE IMMINGHAM event being held on Friday February 18 around Kennedy Way and the Civic Centre.

Love-themed street theatre acts will perform outside, while inside the Civic Centre there will be a craft fair hosting Lincolnshire crafters as well as story-telling for children.

Immingham’s Taiko group, Hidden Treasures, will perform at 2pm and 3pm.

Children’s crafts will be on offer, allowing children to take part in A Little Love Parade at 2.30pm along Kennedy Way.

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth, Housing and Tourism Cllr Callum Procter said:  “We must all play our part in bringing life back into our town centres. After two extremely challenging years we are asking people to enjoy free fun for all ages, whilst enjoying browsing our shops and markets, or perhaps enjoying a bite to eat, a drink and a chat. Let’s show our shops and businesses that we LOVE them.”

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Ellie joined Gi Media in July 2021.