Boomfest is back in Weston

PUBLISHED: 17:00 11 June 2013

Previous years at Weston's Boomfest festival.

Previous years at Weston's Boomfest festival.

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DANCE, theatre, free running and music are just some of the themes at this year's Boomfest festival, which takes place in Weston's Grove Park this weekend.

The two-day festival is aimed at children and young people in North Somerset and will be a celebration of their talents and achievements in arts and sport.

By showcasing this talent, Boomfest will offer a great opportunity for youngsters to share the stage with a range of experienced, dynamic and inspirational artists and companies.

The free festival was launched in 2011 and has drawn in thousands of people with its range of weird and wonderful acts.

Boomfest is being staged by 5 to 25 in partnership with b-creative, Weston Town Council and North Somerset Council. It is also supported by the lottery-funded Arts Council England.

On Saturday and Sunday the event will offer a variety of professional and creative arts performances, as well as workshops for all ages.

These will include street dance and free running, live music, theatre, film, comedy, performance poetry, graffiti, BMX-ing, skateboarding, gymnastics, sculpture and art exhibitions.

The festival site will include a main stage, circus big top, dance tent and marquees. Pupils from Weston and Worle schools will also be attending to give performances and take part in the activities – which will also include a poetry slam, film academy, circus skills, fashion and photography.

The event will run from 10am-9pm on Saturday and 11am-6pm on Sunday.

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