12th Nov, 2019

Could you star at city's Victorian Fayre?

Rob George 4th Jul, 2019 Updated: 4th Jul, 2019

ORGANISERS of Worcester’s Victorian Fayre are on the hunt for amateur choirs, bands, dance groups, soloists and ensembles to perform at the popular event, which regularly attracts more than 100,000 visitors.

Selected groups will be invited to perform for 30 or 60 minutes on one of a number of stages in Cathedral Square.

Although the four-day event doesn’t take place until November 28 to December 1, the deadline to register interest in performing is Friday, September 6.

Applications from schools are welcome and performers can collect money for a charity of their choice during or directly after their performance.

“There is always a fantastic atmosphere at Worcester’s Victorian Fayre; it is a great opportunity for local groups to show off their talent and perform to a large open air audience,” said city council economic development officer Helen Mole, who is responsible for the event’s organisation.

“Christmas may seem a long way off, but because of the huge scale of this event we always plan far in advance. By registering interest by September 6, selected performers will also have plenty of time to prepare and rehearse.”

The Victorian Fayre was started in 1992 by traders from picturesque New Street and Friar Street. Now in its 27th year, the event has grown a lot but stayed true to its traditional roots with plenty of Victorian-themed characters, festive treats and a wonderful atmosphere.

This year there will be 200 stalls, selling local arts and crafts, delicious street food and gifts.

Call Claire Giles at Worcester City Council on 01905 722501 – or e-mail christmas@worcester.gov.uk for more information.

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