Fantastic free festival coming to Grimsby this weekend

Fantastic free festival coming to Grimsby this weekend

This Saturday (19 March) locals are invited to attend a brand new free family festival designed to celebrate the town’s creativity, culture and heritage.

Producer Chelsey Everatt described the event as “a jam-packed day-long festival that celebrates the voices of the people of Grimsby.

“You can expect hip-hop music, dance, parkour and art workshops across the town centre – plus some surprising acts popping up where you least expect them! Come into the town centre this Saturday 19 March to enjoy the performances, and to take part in our free workshops,” she added.

Pupils from Littlecoates Primary Academy, Willows Academy, William Barcroft Junior School, Waltham Leas Primary Academy and St Mary’s Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy will all be taking part.

As well as performances by Grimsby talented youngsters and their mentors Saturday’s exciting line-up includes:

  • Drop-in parkour workshops with Team Reality for ages four and upward in St James’ Square.
  • Grimsby Creates Doodles illustration workshops with Our Big Picture in St James’ Square.
  • An exhibition from Creative Connections and a VR dance experience in Freshney Place shopping centre.
  • Sound Catchers will be walking around capturing sounds and making noise!
  • Roll Play – a thrilling performance by Simple Cypher in St James’ Square.
  • Percussion performances in Abbeygate shopping centre and St James’ Square.
  • An interactive performance, Bell Orchestra, by Beautiful Creatures Theatre in St James Square.
  • Find Your Funny – an introduction to stand-up comedy for age 18-plus in St James’ Hotel.
  • Mirror Divas popping up where you least expect them!
  • A day-long Teenage Market in Top Town Market.

Grimsby Creates Noise is part of the wider Grimsby Creates programme run by North East Lincolnshire Council that celebrates the town’s culture, creativity and heritage.

The £5.3m programme aims to deliver ambitious and collaborative events such as Grimsby Creates Noise, Festival of the Sea, Paint The Town Proud and the recently-launched Edible Grimsby and MyFishGY.

James Trowsdale, strategic lead for culture at Grimsby Creates, said: “We are really excited to see the wide variety of artists and acts coming to Grimsby for people to watch and participate in the Grimsby Creates Noise festival. We’re particularly keen to see the UK premiere of the People Power Partnership unique dance performance to close our Grimsby Creates Noise festival on Saturday evening.”

Councillor Callum Procter is North East Lincolnshire Council’s Portfolio Holder said: “Here we see Grimsby creating noise for all the right reasons. It is fantastic to see so many people of all ages getting involved and importantly being inspired by the work of Grimsby Creates.

“There is a cultural scene across North East Lincolnshire now that is growing in front of our eyes and we can look forward to so much more as the year progresses. From Festivals to projections on the sides of buildings and ‘Edible Grimsby’, there is something for everyone.”

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