Arts Fresco at Market Harborough on Sunday 6th September


Once again Arts Fresco Street Theatre Festival set in the heart of the Midlands, is to take place on Sunday 6th September in the picturesque town of Market Harborough in South Leicestershire. This completely free annual event will be taking place between 11am and 4pm in the town centre, which will be closed to traffic.


Arts Fresco is a volunteer run event that attracts around 10,000 people, and presents over 50 professional street performers. Acts this year include the return after a number of years of French theatrical brass band Les Grooms, plus old favourites like Edmond Tahl and Circus Box. New acts include Roo’d, Sid Bowfin and Balloonatic.


There are four main areas in the town where different acts involve the audience in their original performances. Also, a number of walkabout acts will encourage people to follow them around the town. Plus there is the Children’s’ Village in the Memorial Gardens, kindly sponsored by Market Harborough Building Society. This offers drop-in circus workshops, including juggling, tightrope and stilt walking.


Thanks also to the Angel Hotel, Waitrose and the Rotary Club of Market Harborough for supporting the event this year.


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Event date: 
Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 11:00 to 16:00