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Live shows during arts festival walk

Eleanor Field and The Beast of Belper recruit mini beasts for the Belper Arts Festival Finale in 2013

Eleanor Field and The Beast of Belper recruit mini beasts for the Belper Arts Festival Finale in 2013

A ‘very different’ kind of town centre walk will be on offer as part of the Belper Arts Festival this year.

Set for May 17 and called the ‘Belperamble’, it will see groups of people taken on a journey of discovery through the town centre on foot.

Meeting at a secret location, a host will guide audiences through the transformation of the town, said Goerge Gunby, chairman of Belper Arts Festival.

Walkers will encounter surprising and quirky characters, as well as live performances, animating well-known - and some lesser well-known town centre spaces.

The event promises one-off performances of brand new local writing in response to the theme of ‘Permanence and Change’, he said.

There will be the chance for townfolk to get involved too as the organisers are looking for local people to take part as writers, performers and stewards.

Writers will have the chance to have their work developed into performance pieces. There is launch event and workshop on Saturday, February 15, from 2pm to 5pm at the Lion Hotel, Bridge Street, Belper, which will provide professional guidance. Performers will rehearse and deliver the new pieces at selected sites across Belper.

Event stewards will ensure that the performances run smoothly, looking after audiences and performers. No previous experience is necessary.

To get involved pop along to the workshop or email ramble@belperartsfestival.org.

 

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