Excitement is building for Festive Fabuloso, a free touring community celebration of lights, sounds and creativity, which kicks off this Friday in Horncastle.
The cultural experience is coming to a market town near you in the run up to Christmas. East Lindsey District Council successfully applied for Arts Council England funding earlier in the month and were awarded the full £30,000 to deliver the events for residents and visitors.
Festive Fabuloso will see Alford, Horncastle, Louth, Spilsby and Wainfleet, which are all part of the Council’s Vital and Viable programme, brought to life with illuminations, street theatre and some crazy, creative, interactive installations!
Around 350 school children have also been involved too, following a series of workshops where they made their own creative art pieces to be displayed during Festive Fabuloso.
Each Festive Fabuloso will bring various exciting installations, including:
- Carousel Fabuloso – new interactive artwork featuring local children’s designs
- Digital Carousel – Digital version featuring loads more local designs
- Fabuloso Organ – crazy sound machine
- Silent Disco – a chance to dance in the street
- Digital Graffiti – paint pictures onto a building in the marketplace (Wainfleet excluded)
- Shadow Stage – make your own stories with 2D puppets and shapes (Wainfleet excluded)
- Performances from a range of different artists
The fun starts in Horncastle Market Place this Friday, December 2 from 4pm-8pm where there will also be performances from Zeph, a Blues guitarist and singer; Earth Bound Misfits, street entertainers; Dance 10, a local community dance group and Horncastle Community Choir.
Festive Fabuloso will then move to Wainfleet Market Place on Saturday, December 3 from 12noon-6pm and will include performances from Zeph and the Earth Bound Misfits. Festive Fabuloso will be part of the Wainfleet Christmas Market.
Louth will host Festive Fabuloso in the Cornmarket on Thursday, December 8 from 4pm-8pm with performances from the Earth Bound Misfits, Zeph, the community choir Sing Out Louth and Studio 2000, a community youth dance group. Businesses in Louth will also be open for people to do some late night shopping.
The entertainment continues on Friday, December 9 in Alford Market Place from 4pm-8pm where there will be performances from the Earth Bound Misfits and Zeph.
The festive finale will be in Spilsby Market Place on Saturday, December 10 from 4pm-8pm for even more entertainment from Zeph and the Earth Bound Misfits as well as Alford Morris.
Whether you live locally or are visiting from further afield, you can come and enjoy Festive Fabuloso for free!
Festive Fabuloso is part of East Lindsey District Council’s Vital and Viable project, which aims to work with local communities in Alford, Horncastle, Louth, Spilsby, and Wainfleet to protect, promote and preserve the towns by keeping them thriving, clean centres which are attractive places to live, work and visit.
Bringing new touring events to the district is a part of the council’s cultural strategy – a new framework that supports investment opportunities and employment in cultural sectors. The approved Framework supports the development of cultural provision through town centres, heritage and natural assets as well as festivals and events across East Lindsey.
The strategy sets out an ambitious vision for culture, connecting heritage and the visitor economy while recognising the health and wellbeing benefits culture brings to people’s lives.