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Stockton Globe announced GlobeFest
On Saturday 10th September, Stockton Globe will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of its opening with GLOBEfest; a free, interactive family festival in partnership with Stockton Borough Council for the people of Stockton and Teesside.
Running from 10am until 6pm, the historic Grade II-listed Art Deco venue will be using all of its areas to create a full festival experience, with the main auditorium forming a ‘Festival Hill’ and a variety of activities and events across two stages, The LINK, as well as a pop-up cinema, stalls and vendors throughout.
The community-led celebration will be accessible to all and will feature live music from some incredible local artists, magic, dance, kids entertainment, storytelling, poetry, treasure hunts, puppet shows, circus acts, drop in arts & crafts, face painting and balloon art.
In addition, there will be lots of lovely workshops taking in different kinds of music creation, puppet making and theatrical makeup, to name a few.
Stockton Globe General Manager, Jo Ager, says “It’s been an absolutely amazing year for Stockton Globe, we’ve had so many incredible performances on the stage with some unbelievable talent passing through.
“The people of Stockton and beyond have welcomed the venue with open arms and now it’s time to celebrate and give something back to the community! We want one and all to grab their free GLOBEfest tickets and head along for a brilliant day of family fun… we promise it will be worth it!”
Councillor Steve Nelson, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Health, Leisure and Culture, said: “What a truly fantastic first year this has been since the newly-restored Globe reopened its doors to the public.
“The historic venue has once again made its mark hosting high profile acts to sell-out crowds, including Paloma Faith, Diversity and the worldwide smash hit musical We Will Rock You.
“The brilliant support from local people - and from farther afield – shows that there is a very healthy appetite in our area for quality live entertainment and demonstrates just how popular a venue the Globe can continue to be.
“GLOBEfest is the perfect way for families to join in the one-year anniversary celebrations – so get yourselves along!”
There will be much more information and announcements coming soon, so keep an eye on the Stockton Globe social media channels and the website.
Tickets available online via stocktonglobe.co.uk or at the Visitors Information Centre on the High Street.
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