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Street performers and traders wanted for 'frightfully' special event

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 19:09

A call has gone out to street performers and traders to take part in a Douglas town centre ‘fright fest’ on Saturday October 27 being organised by Douglas Development Partnership.


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Although details of the Hop tu Naa-themed event that will start in the afternoon and run through to the evening are still being finalised, creating a party atmosphere will be crucial said Douglas town centre manager Gill Anderson, (pictured below).


GillAnderson DSC1775‘As with previous town centre events we want the whole area, including the North Quay, to come alive with street theatre, a whole host of attractions and merchandising opportunities appealing to all ages.


‘We’re planning for things to start around three in the afternoon and go on through to the evening, with traditional and not so traditional entertainment – from freaky characters to fire shows. We’re also hoping that children and adults will enter into the spirit of things and come in fancy dress - the scarier and more inventive the outfit the better the prize is likely to be.


‘Street performances and outdoor trading bring a real “buzz” to events such as these and help boost the whole town centre retail experience, so we’re asking anyone looking to take part to come forward as soon as possible.’


Interested parties are asked to contact Gill Anderson at Douglas Development Partnership, 7-13 Victoria Street, Douglas. 


(Main photo: A scene from last year's Festival of Youth, organised by Douglas Development Partnership. All pictures Andrew Barton)

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