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‘Eastleigh Unwrapped’ set to brighten town centre

June 5, 2013

EBC Press Release

Scarabeus Aerial Theatre

Scarabeus Aerial Theatre

Local people are set to descend on Eastleigh town centre this weekend to discover an exciting world of FREE performances across the town.

Entitled ‘Eastleigh Unwrapped’ the event will include music, storytelling, buskers, street theatre, audio tours, explosive dance, circus fusion and acrobatics at locations around the town centre.

The renowned Scarabeus Aerial Theatre will premiere their new outdoor work for families, La Tempesta in collaboration with Little Angel Theatre, based on the French children’s book La Tempete. Expect a unique and spectacular performance bound to delight 3-7 year olds and their families.

As part of the day the newly opened Sorting Office in Wells Road will also be hosting its first public open day, offering a chance to visit the studio, meet the resident artists ,see their work and participate in a range of workshops

You will also be able to browse Eastleigh’s charity shops to see their windows transformed with the latest creations from budding fashion designers.

Cabinet Lead for Leisure Cllr Alan Broadhurst said:

“Eastleigh Unwrapped promises to be a great day! The Point, Eastleigh will welcome over 20 local companies who will spill out onto the streets to present a wide range of art-forms. I encourage everyone to come along and enjoy the fun and entertainment this sunny weekend!”

Eastleigh Unwrapped is on Saturday June 8 from 11am to 4pm at venues across the town centre.



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5 Responses to ‘Eastleigh Unwrapped’ set to brighten town centre

  1. Eastleigh Xpress on June 5, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Before anyone starts jumping up and down the Council have pointed out funding for this free event has partly come from a €2 million EU regional development fund called ‘Recreate’ which is

    “designed to boost economic regeneration and development as well as job creation through the support of creative industries.”

    Of course as the UK is the thirds largest net Contributor to the EU budget one could argue Eastleigh’s tax-payers are paying for it anyway, but just rejoice that this particular tranche of dosh is being spent here in Eastleigh and not Estonia!

    Interesting to see that Eastleigh’s economic strategy for the Town is in line with EU regional devlopment plans i.e to build a vibrant local economy based on ‘creative industries’ instead of old-fashiondy stuff like Industrial manufacturing.

  2. Matthew Myatt on June 10, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Good to see that Face Painting and jugglers will save Eastleigh’s dying economy. Well done The POINTless.!!

  3. curious on June 12, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Did anyone attend this event? If so, roughly how many residents (not performers) took part?

  4. Stu on June 15, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I attended this event with my wife and two children and thoroughly enjoyed it. I met several of my friends there, with their young children. We sat and enjoyed a lovely outdoor performance in the sunshine with about 40-50 other people. It’s sad to think that people think that one of the most valuable arts resources in the area is POINTless. I wonder, have they ever been to the point.

    • Matthew Myatt on June 18, 2013 at 8:35 am

      Don’t start me off…!!

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