Thursday, 27 July 2006

Yorkshire festival of fun on Redcar High Street

Redcar and Cleveland Council is organising a busy day of events to celebrate Yorkshire Day in Redcar High Street and the seafront on Saturday, July 29.

The High Street events, from 10am-4pm, include free children's face painting, an inflatable assault course, stilt walkers, magicians, Punch and Judy, jugglers, street theatre, a circus skills workshop and a flat cap throwing competition, from 11am-noon.

There's also a fairground near the boating lake, a model boat display on the boating lake from 2pm and a five-a-side football tournament at the Redcar Leisure Centre from 10am-4pm.

Yorkshire Rose posters are hidden in town centre shop windows for a treasure trail competition and there's Fire Range Music, a lively mix of English and European traditional tunes, from 11.30am-3pm.

At Saltburn, the library hosts a fossil workshop, from 10am-noon, looking at fossils of the Yorkshire Coast and there are plans for a surfing competition, weather permitting, from 4pm-5pm.

The Council's Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism Councillor Dave Fitzpatrick said: "We hope everybody comes down and enjoys a great day out. There's lots of family entertainment and it's all about encouraging tourism."

On Yorkshire Day, Tuesday, August 1, there will be reading of the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity at Eston Square 10.30am, Redcar Town Clock 11.31am, The Wynd, Marske noon, Loftus Town Centre 1.15pm, Lingdale Tavern 2.15pm, Saltburn Pier 3pm and Guisborough Market Cross 4pm.

You can buy Yorkshire white roses (£1,00) over the weekend and on Yorkshire Day (Tuesday 1st August) with all proceeds donated to Redcar Lifeboat Station.

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