Grant for Letchworth GC street theatre day

PLANS for a day of street theatre in Letchworth GC, which could attract 20,000 people, have moved a step nearer. Lee Boswell, the Letchworth GC town centre manager, announced this week that he has been awarded �1,000 by North Herts District Council s loca

PLANS for a day of street theatre in Letchworth GC, which could attract 20,000 people, have moved a step nearer.

Lee Boswell, the Letchworth GC town centre manager, announced this week that he has been awarded �1,000 by North Herts District Council's local area committee to support his proposed day of street theatre in the town.

It will be the first time such an event has been staged in Letchworth GC and the date being set aside for the big day is July 10, the day before the World Cup final.

Local theatre, dance and music groups will take to the streets to present and entertain shoppers with a range of performances across a number of sites.


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Mr Boswell also has bids for an additional �14,000 currently being assessed by a number of national agencies.

This week he said: "I am very grateful to the council for getting behind this truly community-based event.

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"Letchworth has a wealth of groups and organisations that I believe will benefit from a day of this kind.

"The idea of using the town centre as our stage means everyone will be able to enjoy the day because it will be happening literally before their eyes as they walk around."

The plans for the day would see six primary sites in the town being used for a variety of performances, with the centrepiece being a main stage in Leys Square.

Secondary sites would showcase arts and music in a range of venues and professional street entertainers would be on hand to keep crowds amused throughout the day.

"This is a real opportunity for local groups and individual artists to seize the moment," said Mr Boswell.

"We reckon over 20,000 people will come through Letchworth on that day and it is an amazing chance for soloists and groups to showcase their work."

If you are interested to know more about the event, call Mr Boswell at the Letchworth Town Centre Partnership on 01462 486999.

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