Jugglers, singers, performances, poets and chefs wow audiences at Great Exhibition of Boscombe (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Jugglers, singers, performances, poets and chefs wow audiences at Great Exhibition of Boscombe
JUGGLERS, singers, performance poets and chefs wowed audiences at the Great Exhibition of Boscombe this weekend.
Events taking place in the precinct and the Sovereign and Royal Arcade shopping centres on Sunday included displays of local art in shop windows and live music in the performance tent, ranging from popular local vintage hits singer Polyanna Price to hip hop act Rockit Dance.
Other entertainments on offer ranged from decorating a car with graffiti artwork to magic tricks and a circus show.
Local councillor Chris Wakefield said: “It was a fantastic event. I tried to get along to everything and it really showed the great range of talent we have here.
“The guys painting the car were fantastic, and there was some interesting, edgy artworks in the Royal Arcade.
“At times I got quite emotional about the whole event, it was a whole raft of people from different cultures showcasing their talents and it changed the atmosphere in the town centre.
“It is normally so frenetic, but people seemed to be more relaxed, checking out the various events and doing their shopping.
“The organisers did a great job.”
Cllr Wakefield said he would like to see the event, which was organised by Bournemouth Coastal BID, Boscombe Regeneration Partnership and Community Interest Company, repeated in December.
The exhibition weekend boasted a range of world cuisines thanks to the World Food and Culture Fair, and a Thai market selling a variety of south east Asian goods.
On Saturday, visitors to Shelley Manor enjoyed a harp recital by Mereike Beyer with their morning coffee, and later a concert with the Myriad Quartet.
As well as the weekend events, over the week the exhibition, part of the wider Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, saw pop-up art galleries established in shops from the Crescent to Pokesdown Green.
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