Arts and culture on the march to Northwich - Expect the unexpected

25 September 2018

​​​​​​A major arts festival is on its way to the streets of Northwich, Saturday 6 October. 

Now Northwich is a free, family friendly festival starting at 1pm and continuing throughout the day ending with a stunning evening parade of SAURUS, performed by an international troupe of artists from the Netherlands. This show has been dazzling audiences across every continent, and captures the imaginations of people of all ages. The show features giant prehistoric beasts that roam among the crowds, interacting with audiences, using fire, light and music to make an unforgettable experience.

Over a 100 local performers will take part in community performances curated and led by Cheshire Dance and Fallen Angels Dance Theatre alongside nationally recognised UK artists such as Highly Sprung where an astronaut is suspended 20ft in the air as he goes in search of solutions to an environmental disaster.

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member Communities and Wellbeing, Cheshire West and Chester Council said: “Everyone should have access to high quality arts culture and we are delighted this festival is taking place in Northwich. We’ve been told to expect the unexpected”. 

The festival has been produced by a range of partners to create a sustainable high quality event, led and guided by local arts organisations and expertise, working alongside external partners. It has received considerable support from local people in Northwich and the surrounding areas.  

With funding from Arts Council England, Cheshire West and Chester Council and a host of others including Northwich and Gadbrook Park BID’s, Marketing Cheshire and the SLANT programme. The aim is to develop an annual event for the people of Northwich and surrounding areas; showcasing the best local, national and international street artists. 
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