Exciting event set for Weston

PUBLISHED: 07:00 19 May 2011




AN EXCITING new festival for children, young people and families is coming to Weston.

Boomfest, an exciting three-day event showcasing the very best of North Somerset’s young talent, will be held in Clarence Park from August 19-21.

It will offer an opportunity for the children and young people to share the stages with a range of experienced, dynamic and inspirational professional artists and companies from the South West and beyond.

The free festival will offer a variety of professional, cultural and creative arts performances and workshops for all ages through dance.

It will include parkour, street dance and free running, live music, theatre, film, comedy, performance poetry, graffiti, BMXing, skateboarding and art exhibitions.

Festival headline acts will include the internationally-acclaimed Weapons of Sound, which has played the Glastonbury and Reading Festivals, The Champions League Final in Paris and the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester.

Also taking part will be the amazing Invisible Circus, which has produced unique circus theatre experiences and performed at festivals all over the world.

The event has been created by boomsatsuma, a series of youth arts co-operatives in North Somerset run entirely by young people.

Boomfest is inviting anyone aged five to 21, who lives in North Somerset to perform or exhibit their work at the festival.

Applications from art projects, groups and organisations who work or support children and young people such as the scouts, guides, local community youth groups, drama and dance groups are also encouraged to apply.

Festival organisers are also interested to receive applications from professional companies who create work of exceptional quality for young audiences and young people who live outside of North Somerset who believe they can offer work of an exceptionally high standard.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on June 17.

The festival site will include a main stage, circus big top, dance tent and marquees throughout the park, offering performances, workshops and activities for children, young people and families.

A full programme will be announced later this year.

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