Gravity Fields: It’s time for Grantham to party!

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Grantham is throwing a massive party tomorrow night (Saturday) with free festival entertainment taking over the streets.

Thousands of people are expected in the centre of town to enjoy events and entertainment at St Wulfram’s Church, the Market Place, Abbey Gardens and St Peter’s Hill.

Umbrellas. Photo: Andre Pattenden

Umbrellas. Photo: Andre Pattenden

Hundreds of school and community participants will join international performers and some of the UK’s top outdoor arts companies in processions and outdoor arts.

Gravity Fields’ ‘Ingenious Night Out’ is a major highlight on day four of the festival, which started on Wednesday with a programme of 120-plus events and something for all ages.

The evening programme starts just before 6pm and culminates in a swirling colourful procession along the High Street to St Peter’s Hill for a 9.30pm finale capping an extraordinary evening transforming the town.

Grantham’s historic Guildhall will be lit up by a stunning Helios flame and sound installation and Grantham College students are part of a giant Heath Robinson ‘Industriosity’ invention in the Market Place. They are joining maverick circus innovators PanGottic in an explosive performance.

Helios

Helios

Students also join circus artists, street performers, puppeteers and magicians around St Wulfram’s Church, with a sometimes sinister recreation of London’s 17th century Pleasure Gardens performed by Cirque Bijou.

Cirque Bijou will also deliver its LED Umbrella Project, with 100 choreographed dancers using Grantham as their stage and lighting up the town.

In the Market Place, spectacular acrobatics from Acrojou can only mean one thing – it’s‘Frantic’, with dance and theatre choreographed around a wheel to stunning effect.

Griffin Historical will use the Angel & Royal Hotel car park to illustrate the history of gunpowder, with smoke and noise guaranteed. The evening’s entertainment will end with a fireworks display from the Guildhall.

Ingenious Night Out programme

Wide Westgate Fun Fair (all evening)

St Peter’s Hill area

Music Stage:

5.15-6.45pm Grantham Capoeira presentations and open workshop from 5.30-6.30pm

7-7.45pm Original Tennessee Stud

7.55-8.20pm LOV introduces: Future Theory

8.30-9.10pm The Minesweepers

7-9.30pm Helios presented by External Combustion

9.30pm The Umbrella Project presented by Cirque Bijou. Over 80 young people dance with LED-illuminated umbrellas

9.45pm Firework Finale

Abbey Gardens

4-9pm Anti-Grav Box

High Street

4.30–8.30pm Skryf – Sand writing by Gijs Van Bon

6-9pm Busking Stations: Including music, songs and science buskers

9-9.30pm Illuminated Procession

Market Place

6.40pm Industriosity presented by Pangottic

7.10pm Frantic presented by Acrojou

7.40pm Clatteratti - Junk Percussion Band

8pm Industriosity presented by Pangottic

8.30pm Frantic presented by Acrojou

8.55pm Industriosity presented by Pangottic

The Angel & Royal

7–9.30pm BBQ and Live Music (hotel yard)

7.15pm/8pm/8.45pm Flash in the Pan by Griffin Historical (car park)

St Wulfram’s Church

7-9.30pm The Pleasure Garden Experiment presented by Cirque Bijou offers the extraordinary and the exotic, with contemporary circus and street artists such as Desperate Men, Pickled Image and many more, plus crafts, glass blowing and 17th century picnic. In partnership with Grantham College