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Programme unveils spectacular festival 8.09.10

The full list of events for the Art of Suburbia festival is set to be revealed.

Art of Suburbia - pictures shows clown

Thirty different acts will take place over Friday 24 September and Saturday 25 September on the newly refurbished High Street.

On Friday (10 September) programmes will start to be distributed to every household in Sutton with the latest issue of Sutton Scene.

The festival will kick off on Friday at 7.00pm with a walkabout featuring two acrobatic road workers. Friday night will close with Transe Express – a troupe of drumming performers who will be hoisted high into the sky to create a stunning giant human mobile.

Performances will take place the length of the High Street, including on the newly opened stage area at the town square

A ceremony on 24 September at 6.00pm will officially mark the opening of the refurbished High Street and unveil the new name of the town square.

Cllr Jayne McCoy, Executive Member for Planning, Economic Development and Housing on Sutton Council said: "This is going to be one of the most spectacular festivals to come to Sutton.

"The sheer variety of the different performances which will be packed into the weekend will ensure a great event and a fitting end to what has been one of the best festival seasons in the borough."

Highlights of the two day spectacular include:

  • The Avanti Display- 'Spurting Man', a hilarious performance of tricks culminating in a water display. (Friday 7.45pm to 8.15pm and Saturday 3.30pm to 4.15pm)
  • The Tightrope Show – a heart stopping tightrope show, with a walker showing off his skills above the High Street. (Friday 7.30pm to 8.00pm)
  • Black Eagles – a stunning East African acrobatics display set to lively African music. (Saturday 12.30pm to 1.00pm and 2.30pm to 3.00pm)
  • Hoodwink: Gastronomic – an elaborate outdoor theatrical feast which rapidly descends into an epic custard pie fight. (Saturday 12.30pm to 1.00pm and 2.30pm to 3.00pm)

Residents will also have to watch out for a family of mountain gorillas (Creature Feature), a car boot sale where all is not what it seems (dot Comedy) and a cyborg strolling down the street (Titan – Cyberstein).

Last updated: Friday, 03 December 2010

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