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Stalybridge Town of Culture programme promises summer of family fun

Cllr Patel outside Astley Cheetham Art Gallery where many of the Town of Culture events are being held.

Family theatre, festivals and pageants are among the highlights of the Stalybridge Town of Culture summer programme.

Many of the cultural activities and opportunities will tie in with Street Fest, the town’s popular monthly street food and drink event in Armentieres Square.

But there are also an array of other events and activities for people to get involved in - including a Halle Orchestra concert in Stalybridge Civic Hall, a Swedish photography art exhibition in Astley Cheetham Gallery, heritage talks and creative workshops.

Mossley-based festival arts organisation Global Grooves will recreate their section of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant held in London last weekend in a procession at Stalybridge Canal Festival in September.

There will also be pop-up families activities during the summer holidays.

The summer programme started on a high note last Friday (10 June) with both the Whit Friday Brass Band contest and carnival inspired entertainment at Town of Culture Street Fest. 

For the full latest Town of Culture programme, which will continue to be updated throughout the summer, visit www.intameside.co.uk

Councillor Sangita Patel, Tameside Council Assistant Executive Member Culture, Heritage & Digital inclusivity, said: “I’m so excited about our Stalybridge Town of Culture summer programme – it has something for everyone and really optimises on all the opportunities, creative talent and heritage offered in the town while also helping to build a lasting cultural legacy and identity.

“I would like to thank all our community partners who are working with us on developing such a rich and vibrant mix of opportunities. Do keep an eye on the In Tameside website for up to date details on all the events and how to get involved.”

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