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A summer of the arts for families on Preston Flag Market?

Posted on - 19th April, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Events, Kid's stuff, News, Preston City Centre, Preston Council
The Flag Market is expected to see a riot of art and performance throughout the summer Pics: Tony Worrall

The Flag Market is expected to see a riot of art and performance throughout the summer Pics: Tony Worrall

Preston’s Flag Market is to become a showcase for artists from the city and beyond.

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An open invite to the artistic community has been launched by Preston City Council.

Up to £1,000 is being offered for each date and artists are being urged to ‘push the boundaries’ to create family-friendly events.

A statement says: “This can take any form, interactive games, live theatre, mass participation dance, traditional or contemporary dance, dynamic workshops. The sky is the limit, everything and anything aimed at families will be considered.”

Two dates in May are to be the family festival, on Saturday 14 May and Saturday 21 May between 12noon and 4pm.

Anyone wanting to apply must have public liability insurance up to £5m and must submit their ideas by 12noon on Wednesday 27 April.

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Happening later in the summer is the Saturday Summer series, with the same funding available for six Saturdays throughout the summer.

They are 4 June, 18 June, 2 July, 9 July, 30 July and 6 August between 12noon and 4pm.

Anyone applying must get their proposal in by 12noon on Tuesday 3 May.

Full details for how to apply can be found on the Preston City Council website.

Will you be applying to perform? What do you think of the idea? Let us know in the comments below

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