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Organisations invited to join GLOBEfest celebrations in Stockton


Stockton Borough Council and Ambassador Theatre Group have invited a number of groups from across the borough to join the GLOBEfest celebrations as their special guests.

Those invited as part of this initiative include voluntary sector agencies, community partnerships and charities, as well as service users and partners in both adult and children's care. The famed venue's doors will also be thrown open to children and young people, care leavers, family action families and youth support groups.

GLOBEfest is a free, interactive family festival celebrating the one-year anniversary of its opening in partnership with Stockton Borough Council for the people of Stockton and Teesside, with a stellar programme of performances and activities already announced.

Included in the list of incredible artists performing on the main stage is, charismatic rapper and newly announced presenter of BBC Music Introducing Shakk, Amelia Coburn with her distinctive fusion of folk, jazz, new wave, classic rock and pop, three-piece, Latin-style acoustic band playing and arranging an eclectic range of covers Los Capitanes, and SHE! a five-piece band show to celebrate some of the most inspiring pop and rock sheroes in music.

Joining them on the main stage bill will be classy, dynamic and impressive, up and coming alt-pop artist Nadedja, and We Tibetans with their barn storming brand of alternative indie rock, as well as local Arc ukulele group Arculele, and Stockton’s own much-loved Frazer Lambert & The 1933 Choir.

Performing on The LINK'S stage will be singer Marina Gears, soulful, eighties inspired, balladeer Lost State of Dan, and female poetry collective Tees Women Poets, while creative production and dance company Urban Kaos, magician Andy Larmouth, and Stockton Riverside College will be bringing a variety of entertainment to the side stage.

There are some amazing workshops confirmed for the day including drumming with Apollo Arts, storytelling with Chris Bostock, as well as sessions focusing on singing, stage makeup, and puppet making. Sign-up for workshops will be on a first come first served basis with ticket holders able to make bookings from Wednesday 31st August.

GLOBEfest will be hosted by presenters from BBC Radio Tees and will also feature a range of street performers, picnics, a heritage cinema, face painting, treasure hunts, stalls and much (MUCH!) more.

Star Wilson, Young Carers & Families Keyworker, Eastern Ravens Trust said: “We are very excited to bring a group of young carers to GLOBEfest; it's going to be a fabulous day and all of the young people will have lots of fun!”

Tickets for the free festival were quickly snapped up by the public, however keep an eye on stocktonglobe.co.uk for any last-minute availability.

GLOBEfest is brought to you by Stockton Globe and The LINK, in partnership with Stockton Borough Council and Stockton BID.

The restoration of the Globe, which was built in 1935, was funded by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and a £4.5million grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Heritage Enterprise scheme, as well as a £774,000 grant from the Capital Kickstart Fund, part of the Government’s £1.57billion Culture Recovery Fund