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CultureFest takes to Telford Town Park
Blast reporter Becki Birch
By Becki Birch
BBC Blast reporter, Shropshire

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Telford CultureFest is now in its third year at the town park

Telford Town Park will host its annual CultureFest event on Saturday 24 July.

The free event has been primarily funded by Telford and Wrekin Council, following its success in 2009.

The day, which kicks off at 10.40am, will include a range of acts to promote local talent - from Bhangra dancing to metal band Nasty Habits featured on the main stage.

The event is also combined with an "active lifestyle" scheme, encouraging people to try a range of activities.

People can get involved with a variety of sports and workshops, from trampolining to African drumming.

Organiser Janice Williams said that the day is to, "celebrate culture in its broadest sense" and to "showcase local talent". A key emphasis on the day is also to encourage people to lead healthier lifestyles - families can take part in a two-mile fun run on the day.

Telford band The Yipes
Telford band The Yipes will be performing on the main stage

One of the acts who will be performing at the event are The Yipes. Taking influences from both The Beatles and Oasis, this four-piece local indie band are excited to be apart of CultureFest.

The band hope that the day will attract new fans and prepare them for their upcoming gigs in the region.

Another young performer is singer songwriter Aimee Lake, who took third place in Telford's Talent 2010.

The main stage will also feature Telford and District Light Operative Players (TADLOP). Performing a range of songs from their next production Me and My Girl, to the sing-along tunes of Mama Mia and West Side Story, TADLOP "are really looking forward to CultureFest" and are always on the look out for new members.

Come rain or shine this Saturday, with its diverse range of activities and performances, CultureFest promises to have something for everyone.


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