The 2015 Zero Degrees festival is just a few weeks away, and it’s promising to be an extravaganza of talent, with something for everyone.
The festival kicks on June 19 with Party in the Pews, which will feature no less than four local dance groups tripping the light fantastic up and down the aisle, 52nd Street Jump with their Lindy Hop session, local choirs, Louth Playgoers, the Louth Ukelele orchestra, and the return of the fabulous Brazilian percussionist, Claudio Kron and his eager young apprentices from Lacey Gardens School.An inspiring show to help celebrate the St Jame’s’ Inspire500 festivities.
The ‘Fringe for a Fiver’ comedy festival is back, at the Town and Country Club, starting on June 24, with three brilliant stand-up comedians over three weeks on their way to the Edinburgh Festival: Amy Howserska, Morgan Berry, and Tom Allen, who has recently toured with Sarah Millican.
The Zero Degrees music festival starts on Friday June 26 at the New Orleans Jazz Club, moving on to the King’s Head car park on Saturday, and finishing off at the Brown Cow on the Sunday.
The festival committee is delighted to announce that local company D S Smith has made a generous donation towards the cost of the festival, and local solicitors Bridge McFarland and Spout Yard Trust have added their name to the list of festival sponsors, which already includes the King’s Head, Cobbles Bar and Famous Four.
Councillors Jill Makinson-Sanders and George Horton, and Louth Mayor Andrew Leonard, have also given financial support..
Festival Chairman Alan Mumby said: “Just a few months ago, the future of the festival was hanging in the balance. Now, with the drive and energy of the committee, and the support of local businesses, councillors and, of course, local people, we’re really cooking on gas.”
Visit the website www.zerodegreeslouth.org.uk, where for more information, and to buy tickets for the comedy nights. Alternatively, visit the ‘Louth Festival - Zero Degrees’ page on Facebook.