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Street Entertainers      Night

Saturday - July 23rd Whitehaven Harbour and Park

Lakes Alive and Copeland Council joined together to produce another day of entertainment and activities for a sunny Saturday at the start of the school holidays. The day featured sporting activites in the Castle Park and street entertainers around the Hub, Market Place and King street. The night brought another aerial specatacle from a French troupe called Transe Express.

To mark the Olympics starting in Britain in 1 year's time, Copeland's sport development team had put together a wide range of activities for kids and adults, allowing them to try out various sports.


Sports included archery where tuition was given...

podium battle

...not actually in the Olympics but fun none the less a Gladiator style podium battle...


....and fencing.

The street entertainers around the harbour featured Indiana Jones and the Temple of Boom.

2011-e-jonez (93K)

This Welsh nostalgia D.J. took us through the songs of the 80's and 90's with mime, dance, comedy patter and a range of inventive props.



On King Street we were also treated to this old fashioned photographer, who only communicated with his subjects via mime and gesture and somehow never managed to arrange them perfectly for the shot, but did try and try and try.

2011-e-lifeguard (69K)

The Fairly Famous Family were back again after appearing at Glastonbury, with their Aussie Life-guard routine on King Street. Here we see them confronting two Bo-Peep characters who were searching high and low for their sheep.


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