Summer Fun In Dundee Streets

HIGH ADRENALINE performance above the streets and pastel designs on the pavements look set to combine to create a memorable summer experience in Dundee.

The city’s first Summer Streets Festival will take to the city centre in July and today (MONDAY) aerial artist Beverly Grant of All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre helped preview the occasion.

Supported by EventScotland, part of VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, the festival will animate the city and offer a vibrant mix of entertainment for all ages.

While The 147th Open is playing out at nearby Carnoustie over the weekend of July 21 & 22, the Dundee Summer Streets Festival will include the centrepiece aerial show in City Square, mini golf in Reform Street, food and drink and a children's play bunker area in Albert Square.

The Re-formation project will see young people taking over Reform Street and transforming it with colour and paint.

Throughout the weekend street theatre from Surge and music from the Sound of Dundee will create a vibrant buzz with something for everyone.

Lynne Short convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “This weekend at the height of summer will offer something for everyone of any age.

“There’s plenty to watch, see and listen to, but anyone can also get involved.”

 Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events at VisitScotland, said: “EventScotland is delighted to be supporting the inaugural Dundee Summer Streets Festival, through our National Events Programme.

“From the feature aerial show to the mini-golf, the festival offers a fantastic family-friendly programme that will appeal to all ages that is sure to attract visitors from Carnoustie and further afield to Dundee city centre. It is also great to see the festival celebrating Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018 with the Re-formation street artwork project as part of the weekend’s activities.”

 More information is available at www.dundeecity.gov.uk/event/dundee-summer-streets-festival

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