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26th September 2010 | Bold Street Festival


Bold St…what does it mean to you? Bohemian, cultural, independent, quirky, surprising, creative, historic, cosmopolitan, freethinking, diverse? Cafes, shops, bars, conversation, street life – a world away from clone city blandness.

From fair-trade to serious fun; books, bags and boots; coffee, clothes and crafts; and the best hairdressers in town! If you can’t find it here, you probably don’t need it.

For the third year running, Bold St Village Traders will be hosting the Bold St Festival – an all-day extravaganza of colour, energy, culture and fun.

With such a wide range of independent shops and businesses you’re sure to find something to enjoy, whether it’s food-tasting at the international shops & restaurants, literary shenanigans at the bookshops, face-painting clowns or chill-out music in the caffs, or just by taking advantage of the many special offers the traders will tempt you with.

Last year we had the Brazilian samba band, the Black-E’s co-operative games, tai chi demos, open-air stalls, stilt-walkers, ghost tours, a giant collective street poem and a tango salon!

This year even more is planned.

There are rumours of goings-on at the Bombed-Out Church, refugee musicians and an Eritrean Coffee Ceremony!

So if you dare to be Bold in September, come and join in the most vibrant, cutting edge, avant-garde Festival of them all!

Further info: Neville @ Smiffys 0151 709 9449
Phil @ Looks 0151 708 8593
Sara @ News from Nowhere 0151 708 7270

Bold Street Festival 26th September, 2010.

Draft Event Outline

10am Clean Sweep participants assemble at either end of Bold Street.

10.30am Clean Sweep Ceremonial Procession begins
(This involves the Chinese Dragon and the Brazilian Samba band working up & down the street from opposite ends, cleaning the street ceremonially as each shop provides a bucket of water!)

11.45am Clean Sweep draws to a close.

12pm Bold Street Festival Opening Ceremony (with celeb to be decided)

12.30pm – 5pm Urban Canvas Pavement Art Competition (Ropewalks Square)

12.30pm – 5pm Windows Push Poem Machine (outside Oxfam)
(communal poem creation!)

12.30pm – 5pm Sound System (between Size & Desktop Print)

12.30pm – 5pm Smallest Nightclub – Guinness World Record Attempt! (Colquitt St)

12.30pm – 5pm City Rickshaws – bringing people to Bold St from L1 & Lime St
“ “ – Ice Cream Rickshaw (top of Bold St)

12.30pm – 2pm Urban Strawberry Lunch
(drumming & music on junk instruments) (outside Co-op Bank)

2pm – 3pm Tai Chi Demonstration (outside Co-op Bank)

3pm – 5pm Urban Strawberry Lunch (outside Co-op Bank)

12.30pm -1.30pm Movema Dance Company (outside Oxfam)
(Participatory International Dance Workshops)

2pm – 3pm Liverpool Samba School (Procession along Bold Street)

3.30pm – 4.30pm Movema Dance Company (outside Oxfam)

1pm Eritrean Coffee Ceremony (outside News from Nowhere)

All day assorted street performers (e.g. stilt-walkers, musicians, poets, clowns, drummers) . (the length & breadth of the street)

All day Assorted small events inside & outside shops run by individual shops, plus lots of special offers, food-tasting, face-painting etc.

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