A FESTIVAL promising Huddersfield people hours of summer fun was opened in style yesterday.
The Piazza Summer Festival is offering shoppers a jam-packed programme of free entertainment, games and shows over the next three weeks.
It opened with a bang yesterday with a ceremony led by the Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Karam Hussain.
The theme of this year’s festival is all things sci-fi and the opening day paid tribute to the Star Wars film series.
The intergalactic fun will continue with a variety of activities, including a Mission Impossible Laser Quest, space circus, stilt dancers and Dr Who characters.
General manager John Beardall commented: “We’ve got an action-packed programme of activity planned for the next few weeks.
“There will be lots of fun attractions for the centre’s shoppers and their families to enjoy.”
The activities continue today (Friday) with the Final Frontier Show hosted by Ian Gee from 11.30am. This Saturday there will be high wire stunts by Bernie Bennett, while next Saturday the Timelord himself will be dropping in with his Tardis for a Dr Who Day.
On Mondays there will be a Mission Impossible Laser Quest, aimed at people of all ages, while Tuesdays will feature Stilts in Space where extra terrestrials will spring into action to entertain shoppers.
On Wednesdays the Great Lorenzo will present his Circus in Space and on Thursdays the Piazza’s very own mascot Albie will entertain with his space dance show.
Activities will run each day, except Sundays, between 11.30am and 3.30pm. The festival will close on August 9, with the fun including a Punch and Judy extravaganza.