Stockport’s largest commercial landlord, Orbit Developments, issupporting this year’s first ever Old Town Fringe Festival.
The deal is a two year commitment worth £8,500.
Head of the organising committee Joe Barratt said thesponsorship was hugely welcome. “Orbit Developments has shown greatconfidence in us and the event and we are thrilled to be workingwith them to make it happen,” he said.
The festival, which will take place from the 29th tothe 31st August, will include exciting themedentertainment, activities and stalls at venues around the towncentre.
On Friday 29th the theme will be music, withtraditional Irish music performed at Seven Miles Out and acousticfolk and Indie sessions at the Bakers Vaults. Foodie Friday willalso be taking place in the market square, with an eclectic mix ofstreet food stalls.
On Saturday 30th the theme is art and entertainment includes arange of interactive art activities, including the launch of theStockport Old Town Public Art Trail. In Seven Miles Out and theAngel Courtyard there will be acoustic music sessions, street artand graffiti workshops as well as a film screening.
On Sunday 31st Stockport’s traditional VictorianMarket Hall will be transformed into a vibrant Festival of Markets,featuring all the specialist markets Stockport Old Town has tooffer, including The Vintage Village, The Teenage Market, the Book& Record Fair and the Handmade Market.
There will also be a Festival of Dance, featuring performancesfrom local dance groups, street dance freestylers, Irish Dancers,Clog Dancers, the Morris Men and the Urban Gypsies.
Tony Jones, managing director of Orbit Developments, said: “Thisfestival aims to attract people from around the Borough who don’tnormally visit the town centre, so they can see all the leisure andentertainment available in central Stockport.
“As we have such a strong presence in the town centre we thinkthis event is a fantastic way to celebrate all that Stockport hasto offer and were keen to show our support.”
Left to right: Joe Barratt of The Old Town Fringe Festival andClaire Stott of Orbit Developments