Free seaside festival hits Cleethorpes this weekend

By Adele Forrest | 05/09/2019

Free seaside festival hits Cleethorpes this weekend
Cleethorpes

A NEW festival celebrating arts and culture is coming to the seaside this weekend.

Festival of the Sky will take over Cleethorpes with an array of performances, activities and workshops for festival-goers of all ages from Friday, September 6 to 8.

Themed around discovery, sky and the environment, the festival will present a diverse and exciting programme of events stretching across the seafront, promenade and into the town. 

From enchanting fire gardens through to astronauts in flight, infectious live percussion and a myriad of activities and workshops.

The largely free festival is supported by the Coastal Communities Fund and Arts Council England. It is organised in partnership by festival specialists

From the Fields Ltd with North East Lincolnshire Council and Coast NEL — a partnership that strives to make a positive difference to the coastal community through arts, culture, heritage and voluntary groups.

Fringe events will also include Aviator Stilt Walkers, who will scour the streets of Cleethorpes in search of their missing aircraft in an exciting piece of street theatre.

Flo Song’s About the Sky, a roaming one-clown musical celebration of the sky and a life without limits, will also entertain the crowds.

Comedy acrobat show How To Reach the Sky, about two pilots whose plane just won’t fly, is also on the bill along with Delta Saxophone Quartet, described as one of Europe’s most distinguished new music ensembles.

On Saturday and Sunday, Kingsway Kiosks will step back in time for a weekend of decade-defying celebrations of music and dance with music and dance from from the roaring 30s to the swinging 60s.

Attendees will also have the chance to showcase their sporting abilities across the weekend. There will be the chance to go head to head in PedalPowered Scalextric or enjoy some Total Wipeout water-based fun.

Volunteers from Girlguiding Cleethorpes will also be at the festival hosting a range of creative activities and games for children.

To find out more, visit www.festivalofthesky.co.uk