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Wednesday, 03 September 2014

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X Factor stars The Risk to switch on Workington Christmas lights

X Factor hopefuls The Risk will turn on Workington’s Christmas lights on Saturday, November 30.

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FESTIVE APPEARANCE: The Risk, former X Factor contestants, will switch on Workington’s Christmas lights on November 30

It will be part of a two-day entertainment extravaganza that will take over the town.

Murray Road and Finkle Street will be closed to make way for a fun fair, street performers, stilt walkers and a Christmas market featuring local traders and popular Italian market.

There will be the chance to meet real reindeer and there will be entertainment from 10am on the Saturday on the main stage in Pow Street.

This will include local acts the Rucksacks, Christian Nowak, the Carnegie Singers, Workington Brass Band and pupils from the Theatre Crazy performing arts school.

Santa’s grotto will be open for business too. Organised by Workington Rotary Club, Father Christmas will be based for the weekend at the former X-Catalogue shop.

A lantern procession will be held from the Hub in Washington Square.

The Risk, who were put together by Gary Barlow, will perform and switch on the lights at 7pm.

The four-piece boy band appeared on the X Factor in 2011. It has been reported that they have been working with Geordie Shore’s Gaz on a new single, Up Your Game, due to be released next month.

Lantern-making workshops will be held at the town’s St Joseph’s School on November 23 and 24 for the Christmas parade. They will start at 10am, 2pm and 6pm each day and all are welcome.

The event is run by cnevents, on behalf of Allerdale council, and is supported by Workington Town Council.

Have your say

Well done to all involved on making this year's event one to remember - The Risk were brilliant on Saturday night and on Sunday. Christian Nowak, The Rucksacks and The Soul City Walkers were proof positive that this great county of ours has got talent - and then some.

Posted by John Hastings on 3 December 2013 at 21:16

well i really loved it and i'm now just waiting for the photo's to be uploaded on the website, me and my friends were right at the front, we met them, got pictures and hugs, give them a break, they're amazing, and they arent doing it for the money i can tell you that now, because half of the band have friends up in workington. when do they upload the photo's and put them in the papers?:)

Posted by a big fan of things on 1 December 2013 at 12:28

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