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Burnley’s ‘Staycation Celebration’ event starts this weekend

WITH confusing lockdown restrictions and ever-changing travel guidance, it’s no surprise many of us aren’t jetting off abroad for our summer holidays this year.

However, one Lancashire town is determined to bring our favourite holiday destinations to us by hosting a ‘Staycation Celebration’.

Burnley Business Improvement District, Charter Walk, Burnley Council and Burnley Markets are working together to deliver a series of events this summer.

The organisers want to bring flavours from of a number of different countries to the streets of Burnley to get people into the holiday spirit.

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Over six Saturdays, from 24th July – 28th August, tastes of culture from around the world are coming to Burnley.

Each Saturday there will be attractions, events and activities taking place in Burnley town centre from 11am-4pm, all relating to a number of different countries/geographical areas.

The focus will be on Greece first before moving on to France, Italy, Spain, USA and then finally the Caribbean.

Some details and performers are still being finalised- but many events and activities have been confirmed.

Burnley’s Staycation Celebration is brought to you by Burnley Business Improvement District, Charter Walk, Burnley Council and Burnley Markets.

What activities can I look forward to?

At every event, the following activities are set to take place:

  • Face painting – All day
     
  • Glitter tattoos – All day
     
  • Cooking demonstrations
     
  • Dirty Twist Cocktail Bar – All day
     
  • Create your own mug – 11am, 1pm & 3pm

SATURDAY 24th JULY – GREECE

  • Greek guitar
    11am – 4pm
     
  • Mamma Mia Dance Troupe
    11:30am and 12:15pm
     
  • Greek statues
    4 x 30 minutes 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm
     
  • Traditional dancers
    1pm & 3pm
     
  • BFC Children’s games
    10:30am onwards
     
  • Cooking Demo
     
  • Balloonatic
    3 x 45 minute walkarounds

SATURDAY 31st JULY – FRANCE

  • Balloonatic
    3 x 45 minute walkarounds
     
  • Can Can dancers
    4 x 5 minutes
     
  • Mime artist
    4 shows 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm & 3:30pm
     
  • Street painting
     
  • Tim’s Cracking Caricatures
     
  • Cooking Demo

SATURDAY 7th AUGUST – ITALY

  • Alegra String Quartet
    2 x 1/2 hours spots 1:30pm – 2pm
     
  • Italian statues
    4 x 30 mins 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm
     
  • Italian street painting
     
  • Flag Dancers
    6 x 15 mins 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:15pm, 2pm & 2:45pm
     
  • Cooking Demo
    12pm

SATURDAY 14th AUGUST – SPAIN

  • Spanish guitar
    2 x 40 mins 11:30am & 1pm
     
  • Traditional dancers
    6 x 5 mins 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
     
  • Balloonatic
     
  • Story Teller
     
  • Cooking Demo

SATURDAY 21st AUGUST– USA

  • The Ski Band
     
  • Cabinet of Curiosities
     
  • Dance Troupe
    11:30am & 12:15pm
     
  • Jared Warne – Elvis
    1pm & 2:30pm
     
  • Balloonatic
     
  • Superheroes & Princesses
    5 x 45 sets at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
     
  • Cooking Demo

SATURDAY 28th AUGUST – CARIBBEAN

  • Street painting
     
  • Pantasy Steel Band
     
  • Caribbean food
     
  • Caribbean hair braiding
     
  • Balloonatic

 


 

 

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