Bold Street Festival – Sat 26 Sep 09

We’ll see you on Bold Street tomorrow…

Bold Street Festival, music, dancing, art, food,
FUN and SAFE
Saturday 26th September 2009

Over 50 stores on Liverpool’s Bold Street are joining forces to create a festival of fun for the public to enjoy on Saturday 26th September from 10am to 5pm. The event is to celebrate Bold Street in all its glory and what it has to offer here today with its variety of shops, art, culture, choice of dining and entertainment.

The Bold Street Festival will be action packed for all to take advantage of. There will be street entertainers, promotions, dancing, music and lots of food sampling. Often referred to as the independent quarter, Bold Street offers a rich variety of shops, cafés and restaurants for visitors and locals to enjoy throughout the day and night.

The list of activity for Bold Street Festival is endless, there will be colourful animated stilt walkers, free tango dance classes, tai chi lessons, free handheld windmills, circus dancing, balloons, food sampling, cooking demonstrations, music, carnival fun, interactive games, graffiti artists at work and traditional scouse tasting surveys courtesy of Maggie Mays cafe. For the more artistic crowd, Bold Street has arranged for Push Poem Machine to offer a never-ending public interaction and collaborative street poem. This will continue throughout the day at the top of Bold Street, next to artist Nina Edge who will be displaying her talents with her trademark large flowers painted in shop windows. Nina is the artist in residence of FACT Cinema and has been displayed her work at the FACT café throughout the summer.

One of the main features happening on the day of the Bold Street Festival will be the transformation of the empty unit next to rapid into a small cinema. The public can enjoy the full cinema experience, watching a short film with smartly dressed ushers, velvet curtains and with the luxury of ice cream intervals and pop corn.

There will be three screenings of programmes which will compromise short films of cartoons, news reels, classic trailers and comedy at 12pm, 4pm and 6.30pm. Re-Dock have worked with Bold Street traders to develop and curate each of the three programmes which will comprise short films by local, national and international filmmakers.

As well as all the music, dancing and creative poem creations, you can join Shiverpool and hear ghost stories reflecting on the history and ghostly events that have occurred in the area over the last 200 years.

Bold Street is one of the most historic streets in Liverpool it was built in 1780 and named after Jonas Bold, a wealthy merchant who went on to become The Lord Mayor of Liverpool in 1802. Now today there are over 70 retailers with a strong flow of footfall making Bold Street one of the most loved streets in Liverpool.