Magic, music and more at Arles Festival 2016

Arles Festival.

Arles Festival. - Credit: Archant

The second annual Arles Festival, organised by the Wisbech Arles Twinning Club, will be held next weekend.

The Vivien Fire Engine.

The Vivien Fire Engine. - Credit: Archant

The schedule of entertainment includes fun for all the family, taking place in Wisbech Market Place from 10am to 3pm on Sunday 21.

At 10am the festival will open with funky face painting, Wisbech & Arles Exhibition and stalls. Then at 10.20am the Vivien Fire Engine will arrive with mayor Garry Tibbs to officially open the festival. A Punch & Judy show will begin at 11am before 1940’s singer Lula May performs at 11.30am.

Magic show by Billy Banana.

Magic show by Billy Banana. - Credit: Archant

Billy Banana will put on a magic show at 12.30pm before squeezebox player Keith Aplin performs at 1pm - tours of the church are also available.

Hip-hop dancers will take to the stage to wow crowds with their moves at 1.30pm, then The Clarkson Singers perform at 2pm.

Lula May

Lula May - Credit: Archant


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The festival ends at 3pm.

This year a competition was held amongst local schools to design a poster for the event - the winner was Darcie Norman, aged 10 from Leverington Primary Academy.

The Clarkson Singers.

The Clarkson Singers. - Credit: Archant

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