Tales Add New Twist to Town of Culture Street Fest

Date Released - 26/07/2022

WANT something more than top-class street food to feast on when you attend “Stalybridge is the Word”, the next Town of Culture Stalybridge Street Fest on Friday, August 12?

Then how about “Twisted Tales for Terrible Children”? It’s an hour of nonsense and nastiness guaranteed to trigger giggles and gasps.

Storyteller Gav Cross – described as a show-off and chief idiocy wrangler – takes a look at the tales we’ve all heard since childhood and adds a slight twist to reveal the terrible, the silly, and the downright incredible.

You’ll have heard these stories before, but not told Gav’s way. He brings these old fables to life in the most vivid way. It’s comedy storytelling for all the whole family and Gav will be giving performances at 5.30, 6.30 and 7.30pm.

In addition there will be walkabout characters and live music, as well as the usual array of mouthwatering food and drink that has made Stalybridge Street Fest one of Greater Manchester’s best-known culinary events since it launched in July, 2021.

Cllr Sangita Patel Tameside Council’s assistant executive member for culture, heritage and digital inclusivity, said: “It’s incredible to think that a year has passed since the first Stalybridge Street Fest took place.

“Month after month the popularity of this fantastic event has increased, bringing more and more people into the picturesque and historic town centre to enjoy some of the tastiest street food available.

“‘Twisted Tales’ – the latest offering from our exciting Town of Culture programme – is bound to attract even more visitors.”

Town of Culture Stalybridge Street Fest takes place on the second Friday of every month (5 to 9pm), in and around Armentieres Square, featuring traders supplying a wide range of food and drink to suit all tastes, and against a background of live entertainment.

For more information visit www.intameside.co.uk