Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council has announced the programme for the 1940's
spectacular street event celebrating the official regional premiere of Joe Wright's adaptation of Ian McEwan's 'Atonement' coming to town.
To really get that wartime feel, a living history camp will kick off the event on Wednesday, September 5, at 11am at The Esplanade in Redcar with live music whisking visitors back to the 1940's, complete with traditional tea dances from the era with bunting and trestle tables.
Hartlepool Military Heritage Memorial Society will set up a replica of an encampment, complete with field kitchen, mortars, sandbanks and ammunition including rifles, two 25lb guns, one 10lb gun and one bofer gun and members of the public will be able to take part in their educational section.
Live music will be provided by Musician Unlimited a 12 piece ensemble and vocalist who will be creating the sound of the Big Band. They'll be on stage twice during the event between 11am and 3pm.
Tea dancers from clubs across the Borough will be showing off their fancy footwork and inviting people to join them on the dance floor to foxtrot, Lindy Hop, swing and waltz the afternoon away.
And for those who need to rest their weary feet or who just want to sit back and relax in the nostalgic atmosphere - there will be a 1940's tea party with bunting and trestle tables, complete stickie buns to buy - why not bring a picnic 1940's beach style!
Director Joe Wright will unveil Lewis Robinson's sculpture at 12.30 on The Esplanade before introducing the afternoon screening which is taking place at the Regent Cinema at 3pm. Tickets are being made available through competitions in libraries, tourist information centres, the Kirkleatham Museum as well as the media.