SO Festival is coming to SPILSBY

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Published 8th May 2017. FESTIVAL-GOERS, families, neighbours and just about everyone in Spilsby can expect excitement and some great outdoor entertainment when the popular SO Festival returns on 27 June from 6pm - 7.45pm.

The family-friendly free arts festival will take place across five locations including Spilsby from 27 June through to 2 July, with supported events in Louth and Woodhall Spa, bringing an exciting programme of outdoor entertainment guaranteed to leave audiences wow'ed across East Lincolnshire.

Returning again to East Lincolnshire, the festival is always a must-visit for local people and visitors to the area and this year is no different as popular acts including Southpaw Dance Company's Speakeasy and Flame Oz Circus Workshop come to town.

Lorna Fulton, the Festival Director for SO Festival said she cannot wait for SO Festival to begin.

"Last year's festival was fantastic and very popular with everyone who attended and this year promises to be no different.

"Yet again there will be even more to see and do as we welcome a host of exciting new acts and entertainment which will make this the best year yet."

Taking place from the 27 June to 2 July, SO Festival will be visiting Spilsby - 27, Horncastle- 28, Alford - 29, Mablethorpe - 30 June before finishing in Skegness for a two-day spectacular - 1 and 2 July.

One of the many highlights this year will be the new show by Southpaw Dance Company Speakeasy who will be entertaining us with their breakdancing extravaganza.

They will welcome you inside the wonderful world of their ability to combine high quality community engagement alongside the blistering physically of their professional performance company.

Told through intense physical and narrative dance style from the Southpaw Dance Company who have become renowned for, speakeasy features a unique fusion of world-class Charleston, and swinging big band music of the roaring 20s that taps into the spirit of gangsters, bootleggers, gamblers, flappers, and hep cats of the time.

This year's festival is inspired by 'play' - and we'll be showcasing jaw-dropping acts that will inspire, excite and amaze the whole family.

Lorna added: "We decided to take on the theme of play which will bring something new and exciting to SO Festival. Together with increased opportunities for groups and schools to participate in the development of the programme and a series of new digital & gaming commissions, communities will be using their free time to play with the Festival, and even bake!"

SO Festival was awarded National Portfolio Funding from Arts Council England in 2014 with the aim to promote and present the best festival arts and entertainment to new audiences and creating new opportunities and experiences.

Aimed at a family audience, the festival remains as one of the most exciting and innovative outdoor art festivals in the UK.

Entry and all events at SO Festival are FREE (except the Lincolnshire School Prom event held at Embassy Theatre).