Summer curtain-raiser for Gravity Fields Festival

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Gravity Fields Festival will get an early summer boost on Saturday (7 July) with a free Gravity Family Day on St Peter’s Hill celebrating science, arts and circus!

There will be aerial skills performers, a circus skills workshop, a Star Dome planetarium in the Guildhall Arts Centre and even a Greatest Showman film singalong – all acting as tasters for this autumn’s Gravity Fields Festival (26-30 September).

Saturday will see a tremendous trio of events from South Kesteven District Council, with a Teenage Market in the Market Place and an evening of Shakespeare in the Park at Wyndham Park, says Cllr Nick Robins, SKDC Cabinet member for Retail and the Visitor Economy.

He said: “Our Gravity Family Day is a fantastic taste of the fun and entertainment we can expect from September’s festival. Add in the Teenage Market and Shakespeare in the Park and it’s going to be an amazing weekend. Even the weather forecast is good.”

Italian circus artist Stefano di Renzo and Grantham Capoeira will be in action on St Peter’s Hill, with hands-on science experiments thanks to The Science Boffins. Rhubarb Theatre will be performing on The Green and there will be face painting, arts and crafts, a community dance project, a Playbus and an inflatable Helter Skelter.

There is also the chance to help create large carnival flowers for a festival art installation in September with community artists Nadya Monfrinoli and Louise Jones.

The main Family Day events schedule runs from 11am to 4pm with drop-in activities during the day. Pre-booking is advised for Star Dome sessions, which run throughout the day, and The Greatest Showman at 4.30pm.