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The Lime Square team celebrate Openshaw’s fifth Annual Festival

The Lime Square team celebrate Openshaw’s fifth Annual Festival
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The Lime Square team celebrate Openshaw’s fifth Annual Festival

9 September 2019

On Saturday 7th September the team at Lime Square celebrated the fifth annual Openshaw Festival with a jam-packed day of great food, live performances and fun activities. 

The Openshaw Festival was sponsored by Three Ways and saw hundreds turn out for the sunshine on Saturday. 

The festival was officially opened by the Leader of Manchester City Council, Sir Richard Leese, who said: “I am really pleased to be here today at the Openshaw Festival and to see so many people getting involved. Events like this really do help to build strong communities.”

The day was filled with live music performances and entertainment on the main stage. Performances came from the Wright Robinson School, The Gym Group, Urbanised Dance Academy, Company Chameleon, SAFE Ambition Youth Project, Mercedes Jo TDS Dance Group and Beth Singh. 

This year’s festival introduced a new concept, with all activities falling into one of five ‘villages’. These were Street Food, Craft, Funfair, Health and Entertainment villages and they were located throughout the centre. 

Lots of local traders also came out to celebrate the festival – the Street Food Village saw SB Creations who were selling wood-fired pizza and Mariyam’s Food Hut which was filled with a selection of burgers, wraps and drinks. As well as this Lime Square’s very own Marco Rea was also selling ice cream.

The Health Village was busy throughout the day with stalls from The Gym Group, Specsavers, Active Communities, City in the Community and the NHS. Throughout the day visitors could have free health checks and learn about their local services.

The Funfair Village was filled with children’s rides and the Entertainment Village had various games, free donkey rides and face painting was also available. Community stalls such as The Dogs Trust, Salvation Army and Manchester Settlement also attended, and the Craft Village hosted a rage of stalls.

Events manager of Lime Square, Kayleigh Marron said: ‘We are very pleased with how Saturday went, this is a great family-friendly event that everyone can enjoy.

“The Openshaw Festival is a great way of bringing the community together and celebrating what Openshaw has to offer and we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped make the event a success and to all the great performers who came along.”

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For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644