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Huddersfield's St George's Square spectator hub gears up for Tour de France with big crowds

St George's Square was packed as people watched the Tour de France action on the Square's big screen, sampling food and drink from local restaurants while enjoying the sun

 

Thousands of people have been enjoying the arts, food and drink festival in Huddersfield already this weekend.

St George's Square was packed as people watched the Tour de France action on the Square's big screen, sampling food and drink from local restaurants while enjoying the sun.

There was also entertainment with street theatre and children's games.

Darran Littlewood, 34, was with his partner Lisa Hutchinson and their son Lewis, aged four, and said: "It's a nice atmosphere and there's plenty going on.

"We came today to see what it would be like tomorrow when the race comes into Huddersfield, we think lining the road with Lewis might be a bit difficult so here we can be part of it but not cramped."

Live performances take place on New Street, near Imperial Arcade, at The Piazza, on John William Street and on Byram Street.

From 5pm tonight, Saturday, there will be family-friendly films and music.

From 7-9pm the big screen will show Mamma Mia! and from 9pm-10pm there will be a documentary Velorama.

Tomorrow, Sunday, the Square's big screen will show the build-up and live TV coverage, with family time in the Square after the race until 6pm and the film Grease on the big screen from 7pm-9pm and animated film Belleville Rendez-vous on from 9pm.

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