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Festival fun under way in Altrincham
ALTRINCHAM centre has been transformed - thanks to the town’s first ever arts festival.
Ten days of largely free events are being held at various and unlikely locations and many are designed to encourage visitors to discover their creative side.
Shop spaces will become exhibition galleries for work by exciting artists and students from Trafford College will be among the exhibitors.
The Altrincham Arts Festival also includes live performance, with Altrincham Baptist Church playing host to It’s Not Fair, an evening of theatre inspired by stories told by victims of human trafficking.
Film fans can also enjoy special screenings in Altrincham Film Club’s Fold Up Cinema on October 26. The cinema will be housed in the premises once occupied by New Look and screenings take place from 2pm.
The Altrincham Arts Festival runs until October 27.
Organiser Carole Evans said: "The Altrincham Arts Festival is going to be amazing... unlike any event Altrincham has ever seen. Taking over 11 venues in town, as well as events occurring in bars and cafes around Altrincham, there is something for everyone and plenty of time for many people to get involved. As well as the temporary art galleries in the vacant shops, there will be performances, an improvisation night, a Fright Night of scary storytelling, artist's talks, sketching workshops, a pop-up cinema, stuff for the kids and there's much more. Altrincham will be full of music and colour for ten days; the place to be.”
* Anyone interested in finding out more should visit altrinchamartsfestival.co.uk.
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