Roll-up, roll-up for street surprises

Drumdin who will be in the pageant parade in Tynemouth as part of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival. Picture by Iain Brown.
Drumdin who will be in the pageant parade in Tynemouth as part of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival. Picture by Iain Brown.

A “traffic stopping” event is being planned for Bedlington later this summer.

A big day out for the whole family is in store when SALTo Arts brings a new slant on the street fair to Bedlington Live.

There will be a host of street performers, musicians and artists in Front Street on August 25.

Coun Christine Taylor, Mayor of West Bedlington Town Council, said: “We wanted something that would give everyone a memorable day out – something for parents, children and grandchildren alike that would compliment other events in the town.

“The day will be full of live music, circus and theatre, with lots of things to do, from costume making to circus skills workshops, along with street food and the ever popular fairground rides.”

As well as a day-long programme of music from award-winning blues to Americana, the live music stage in the town square will bring together singers from across the north east, opening with a special performance by Wansbeck Voices.

The region’s longest running and most travelled Samba troupe Drumdin will be making a return visit to Bedlington to celebrate its 25th anniversary, and community brass and woodwind players Bay Brass will be making a morning appearance in the street.

Organisers say that a full programme will be announced in the next few weeks.

For more information go to SALTo Arts Facebook event Bedlington Live or contact 07791 169747.