Vets ready for magical day out

Date Released - 22/03/2017

HEY presto! Tameside Council has again been accepted to take part in the annual Manchester Day parade.

It takes place in the city centre on Sunday, June 18, and this year it’ll have a magic-inspired Abracadabra! theme.

In 2016, the theme was Eureka! and Tameside’s deputation of armed services veterans, Scouts and Guides carried a huge spaceman they had built under the banner “Reach for the Stars”.

 Cllr Frank Travis, Tameside Council’s assistant executive member with responsibility for culture, said: “I’m delighted that we are going to be taking part in Manchester Day again. It’s a fantastic event that really has the city centre rocking. I took part last year and loved every minute of the experience.”

Manchester Day was created in 2010 and has now become one of the North West’s flagship events of the summer. Its purpose is to celebrate the creativity and diversity of Greater Manchester.

More than 2,500 performers and artists from local communities bring the city centre to life in a fantastic display of colour, sound and movement. An audience in excess of 100,000 are wowed by the incredible day of amazing structures, vibrant costumes and pulsating music and dance.

The creative process that makes Manchester Day such a spectacular event is curated by Walk the Plank – internationally renowned outdoor arts experts.


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