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Workington gets ready to rumba as festival fever arrives

Workington is ready to rumba tomorrow as the Paint the Town Red festival comes to town.

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A performance by Strictly Come Dancing stars Darren and Lilia, at St Joseph’s School, will be among the highlights of the one-day event in aid of Hospice at Home West Cumbria.

Thousands of people are expected to attend activities and shows across the town.

Helen Irving, organising committee chairman, said: “We are looking forward to a very exciting, fun-packed community day.

“Preparations are going really well and we are grateful to everyone who has helped out.

“We encourage people to come early and get one of our programmes for £1 to make sure they don’t miss anything.”

Local performers will show off their talents in a Red Raw Talent Show hosted by the Times & Star.

The talent show, sponsored by Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster, will take place before a judging panel in Curwen Park between 11am and 4pm.

There will be three age categories and one act from each will appear in the final at 3.15pm.

Seaton Village Choir and Seaton Junior School choir will perform in Curwen Park from 10am.

There will be a main stage at Udale Street and events in Curwen Park and Vulcan Park.

  • For your 16-page Paint The Town Red guide see this week's TImes & Star
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Good point Michael. There's a tennis court isn't there? Maybe he'll be on that or perhaps he brings his own portable surfacing. I guess we'll soon find out. ;)

Posted by Sarah, Times & Star on 19 May 2012 at 08:47

Jan, you should be able to pick up one from one of the Paint the Town Red sheds in Vulcan Park, Curwen Park or, I think, the town centre.

Posted by Sarah, Times & Star on 19 May 2012 at 08:43

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