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Road closure for street festival
Bold Street
Liverpool's Bold Street festival is promised to be 'bigger and better'

Liverpool's Bold Street will close to traffic on September 26, 2010 to allow for a "much bigger and better" Bold Street festival.

Event organisers told BBC Radio Merseyside the street will close in order for a 'sweep to take place' to clean the road before celebrations.

Pavement art, dance workshops and the world's smallest nightclub have all been planned for the festival.

The event seeks to celebrate Liverpool's alternative shopping area.

Sara Newton, a member of the Bold Street Traders Association said: "I see this as a party for all the people I bump into when I walk down Bold Street, a chance to show how proud we are of Liverpool's creative epicentre."

"Cities all over are under pressure to homogenize more, to look more like one another, but Bold Street just looks like Liverpool and I think it's really important that we highlight this.

Ambrose Reynolds, Creative Director of 'Urban Strawberry Lunch' added: "Locals will be able to enjoy Liverpool's Hung Gar Kung Fu martial arts club and the Liverpool Samba School at the festival's launch followed by lots of street activities throughout the day."

The road will then reopen as the festival comes to a close.

Bold Street Festival takes place on Sunday 26 September, 1030 - 1800 BST.

A full list of the day's events can be found on the Bold Street festival website: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1828191003


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