Popular Brandon Fire and Flint Festival set to return for 2018

Brandon Fire and Flint Festival 2017. Picture: CARL WIBBERLEY

Brandon Fire and Flint Festival 2017. Picture: CARL WIBBERLEY - Credit: Archant

Preparations for an action-packed festival full of fire-eating displays and juggling performances are already being made after a successful 2017 event.

Brandon Fire and Flint Festival 2017. Picture: CARL WIBBERLEY

Brandon Fire and Flint Festival 2017. Picture: CARL WIBBERLEY - Credit: Archant

Visitors were entertained with surprise theatrical flashmob performances from Shoestring Theatre, as well as storywalks around town and poetry readings at this year’s Fire and Flint Festival in Brandon.

Stallholders provided a range of interactive activities, while schoolchildren turned up in force to show off their creative lanterns. The digital mapping show projected onto the Town Hall for the finale awed everyone who watched it.

Ali Atkins, creative agent for Forest Heath and event manager for Fire and Flint, said: “This was an exceptional event. I’m so proud of the commitment and enthusiasm of the Brandon Creative Forum members who helped plan and deliver this over many months.

“It’s been a real pleasure to work with and in the community of Brandon. This event could not have been pulled off without everyone come together as they have. It’s exciting to see families in Brandon participate in arts activities and for local residents to really embrace this events as their own.”

Brandon Fire and Flint Festival 2017. Picture: CARL WIBBERLEY

Brandon Fire and Flint Festival 2017. Picture: CARL WIBBERLEY - Credit: Archant


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A spokesman for the event said it was a “true collaborative effort from local businesses, Brandon Town Council and Market Place’s Brandon Creative Forum”, adding: “We cannot wait for working with you all again for an event next year.”

Brandon Fire and Flint Festival 2017. Picture: CARL WIBBERLEY

Brandon Fire and Flint Festival 2017. Picture: CARL WIBBERLEY - Credit: Archant

Brandon Fire and Flint Festival 2017. Picture: CARL WIBBERLEY

Brandon Fire and Flint Festival 2017. Picture: CARL WIBBERLEY - Credit: Archant

Brandon Fire and Flint Festival 2017. Picture: CARL WIBBERLEY

Brandon Fire and Flint Festival 2017. Picture: CARL WIBBERLEY - Credit: Archant

Brandon Fire and Flint Festival 2017. Picture: CARL WIBBERLEY

Brandon Fire and Flint Festival 2017. Picture: CARL WIBBERLEY - Credit: Archant

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