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Free arts festival for Altrincham
TEN days of free art exhibitions and live performances - the first ever Altrincham Arts Festival is about to take place.
A former resident, Carole Evans, has organised the event which will bring together some of the country’s most exciting visual artists and allow visitors to show off their creative skills.
in various locations venues around the town 30 visual artists will display their work and Altrincham Market Hall will host events ranging from drama performances to comedy and to poetry readings.
Carole said events like the AAF can “really add a buzz to a town - even if it’s for a short time.”
She said that Altrincham has the facilities to stage events like this and added: “It’s got a lot of artists and there’s a lot of creative people living here.”
Carole said artists to particularly look out for include Jordan Rodgers and Josephine Rose, who turns discarded hub caps into pieces of artwork. She also hopes Altrincham Film Club hopes to offer what she describes as a “boutique cinema experience” in one of the available shops.
She explains: “Maybe it’ll be a secret, with the audience not knowing what it’s going to see. Maybe it’ll be themed - if it’s a French movie maybe there will be French wine and cheese to go with it.”
Carole is grateful to Trafford Council for its funding support - the local authority is paying the business rates for the premises being used. She said Altrincham Arts Festival is being promoted through social media and through flyers and posters, which are paid for out of Carole’s own pocket.
* Altrinham Arts Festival runs from October 17-27 and anyone interested in finding out more should visit altrinchamartsfestival.co.uk.
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