Street entertainment for St Albans this weekend


Slinkielove - Credit: Archant

A PROGRAMME of street entertainment designed to bring top street performers to the city centre continues this weekend.

Magic, dance and comedy will be performed in St Peter’s Street, St Albans, from 11am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday (17/18) following jugglers, dancers, a unicyclist and stilt walkers last weekend.

The middle weekend of Summer in the City will find magician Magical Bones combine eye-popping close-up magic with hip hop on Saturday.

Comedy is supplied by Patent Pending who will hit the streets to show off their new ideas, and they are joined by Vegetable Nannies with their pram full of babies including Magnus the ambitious downhill-racing watermelon and Jessica the award-winning sweet potato beauty queen.

On Sunday, the inquisitive giant Slinkies will be shuffling along St Peter’s Street and an aerial artist will be performing from a hoop high in the air. Violinist Sid Bowfin will also be challenging the usual decorum of the classical performance with a combination of physical feats, dangerous antics and audience participation.

Dance also features with Everyday Hero performed by Bicycle Ballet – six dancers with three tandems – a new take on cycling for fitness.

For fans of Strictly Come Dancing, there is a chance to learn a new dance style with Savboy Hop who will show off dance skills and encourage the audience to join in.

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St Albans’ very own Culture Cart will be on hand to offer people a chance to try their hand at something involving less physical exertion.

The council’s portfolio holder for community engagement and localism, Councillor Beric Read, said: “Summer in the City offers a world-class programme of entertainment for residents and visitors. The aim is to provide entertainment that helps attract new visitors and boosts the local economy. The reaction to the Covent Garden entertainers last weekend was fantastic.”

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