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FEAST! Picnic by the Lake Festival

A weekend of top quality arty performances in Platt Fields Park that costs you absolutely zilch

Published on May 21st 2009.

FEAST! Picnic by the Lake Festival

For free summer events, this has got to be one of the best. The FEAST! Picnic by the Lake Festival is a three day performance extravaganza that's been held annually in Platt Fields Park for several years now. This summer's event, which is held on 5-7 June, is the last one for the foreseeable future, so make the most of it while you can.

It's a little bit special, not just because it's free, but because it turns Platt Fields into a magical, mysterious wonderland for the three days that it's here. Go along with a picnic and settle down to watch the performances as the daylight fades. Candles and night-lights appear amongst the banners, flags and decorations. It's very atmospheric.

Photo by Paul Herrmann

The performances and shows this year come from Germany, Belgium, France, India and Egypt, and there'll be leading acts from the UK with a number of world premières. The highlights include Indian circus, Egyptian music, Eastern European rhythms, French comedy, fire-blazing tango, spectacular acrobatics and dreamy evening illuminations. There's games, workshops and activities for all ages, and Friday and Saturday evening will culminate with a dazzling finale.

Feast! Picnic by the Lake takes place on Friday 5 June from 7.30pm until 11pm, on Saturday 6 June from 2pm till 11pm, and on Sunday 7 June from 1pm until 6pm. To find out more, go to www.streetsahead.org.uk

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5 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Comic Character CreationsMay 21st 2009.

We very much enjoyed performing at the 2009 Manchester feast and would like to thank our wonderful audience who turned out in the rain to watch 'Freetannia'!If you'd like to see the National Dance again, we're on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/comiccharacters

riazMay 21st 2009.

The Event of the year for Manchester

Thoroughbred MancMay 21st 2009.

Last year's event was fabulous. Highly recommended.

PaulM@ConfidentialMay 21st 2009.

You have until 5pm today to book for tonight - better get cracking!

MarleyboyMay 21st 2009.

It bveing the 10th June - are we too late for this, or is someone too slow to delete it?

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