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Street theatre a key part of this year's SO festival

By Louth Target  |  Posted: June 13, 2012

LIONHEART PROJECT: One of the three crocheted lions which is coming to Louth as part of the district-wide SO Festival.

LIONHEART PROJECT: One of the three crocheted lions which is coming to Louth as part of the district-wide SO Festival.

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STREET theatre will bring market days alive as part of a district-wide festival.

East Lindsey District Council has confirmed final arrangements for the SO Festival which takes place across the district from June 28- July 7.

There will be street entertainment performances in Louth, Horncastle and Woodhall Spa during the festival period.

The BBC radio Lincolnshire touring stage will also visit Louth, Woodhall Spa, and Horncastle.

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The SO Festival is part of East Lindsey Live which was launched in January to promote culture, sport, music and heritage events in this important year of 2012.

So far, 108 events across the district have received free accreditation to benefit from publicity through the website and festival programme available on www.eastlindseylive.org

In Louth, two of the highlights will be the National Lionheart Project which will be in the Market Place from June 23-26.

Commissioned by Shauna Richardson, the art piece is three giant crocheted lions which will come to Louth in a 16-metre long illuminated glass case.

The project is part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and the SO Festival is just one of the four locations chosen as part of the East Midlands tour.

The small car park by NatWest will be closed from June 23-26 for The Lionheart.

Also confirmed for both Louth and Wragby is The Pig.

This free outdoor shows sees an oversized pig brought to life with a short piece of theatre.

The audience will stick their heads through the body of the inflatable pig and wear curly tails to watch the show.

The Pig will be in Louth Market Place on Sunday, July 1 and at Wragby on June 30.

Acts confirmed for Horncastle and Woodhall Spa areas include Bruce Airhead – a comedy show of the metamorphis of a man and a six foot balloon and Camel explorers – the illusion of a bad-tempered, life-sized camel being ridden by two intrepid explorers and much more.

The street theatre will be performed in Horncastle on June 28, June 23 in Louth, and June 24 in Woodhall Spa.

Tattershall Castle will host the Strongman performance by the Bash Street Theatre on several nights through the festival week.

See next week's Target for more details about the SO Festival.

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