Festival of Light due to start

ORGANISERS of the Festival of Light, which gets under way later today, are hoping new attractions will prove a hit.

Setting up for Festival of Light - slide on St. Peter's Street

ORGANISERS of the Festival of Light, which gets under way later today, are hoping new attractions will prove a hit.

Their main show, to be presented in St George’s Square tonight and tomorrow, will feature daring high-wire walkers.

That’s a change from the shows of the last two years, which have featured aerial dancers suspended from cranes.

Also new this year is an open air nightclub. Led by French performers Jo Bithume, the al fresco disco is called Boîte de Rue and will feature live brass musicians and dancers in the Open Market site in Brook Street.

The performance will begin at 8.15pm on both Friday and Saturday evenings, as the main show ends, and festival goers will be actively encouraged to join in with the dancing.

There is also a street toboggan run, in St Peter’s Street, which should be a big hit with youngsters.

Leader of Kirklees Council, Clr Mehboob Khan said: “Festival of Light is about bringing unique entertainment into Huddersfield and the disco and the toboggan will be fun additions to the programme.

“We’re always keen to use different corners of the town centre and the Open Market is a new area for the festival.

“I hope visitors make the most of the opportunity to learn a few new dance moves, and keep warm at the same time.”

Keep up to date with Festival coverage in the Examiner and online at www.examiner.co.uk

 
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