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Chorley Little Theatre Ook & the Elephant

Chorley Little Theatre Ook & the Elephant

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Organisers of a two-day live music and entertainment event in Chorley are urging local performers and venues who would be willing to take part to come forward.

Chorley Council is teaming up with the Creative Network again to put on Chorley Live, which proved a hit attracting more than 4,000 people to town over two days last year.

The organisers are looking for a wide variety of musical acts including bands and solo artists covering all genres of music but there will also be other types of performances including comedians, poets, magicians and ventriloquists.

Coun Peter Wilson, deputy leader of Chorley Council, said: “Chorley Live was a huge success last year and we want to make it even bigger and better this year.

“Not only will this event boost trade among pubs, clubs and restaurants it will also bring more people into the town centre and show that people can have a great night out in Chorley without having to spend money on travelling to other towns and cities.

“We want to include a wide variety of performers and it will be important that we have a lot of local acts taking part so they can showcase their talent.”

The event will see people able to gain entry into the venues with a £5 wristband that enables people to choose from more than 100 live performances on a Friday and Saturday evening.

It will include a wide variety of venues including pubs, libraries, churches and restaurants and there will be something for everyone including families and young children.

The organisers are also looking for new venues who might be interested in hosting performances in the town centre.

Nigel Stewart, of the Creative Network and who will be organising the acts, said the event brings the town centre alive at night.

He said: “I was staggered by the success of the first ever Chorley Live last year and we had so many positive comments about how great it was and that there was a brilliant atmosphere in the town.

“It is a great opportunity for acts to perform on a live stage in a variety of venues as part of a bigger event that will attract thousands of people over the weekend.”

The event is scheduled for Friday/Saturday October 3/4.

Contact the Creative Network direct on 07883 181978 or info@creatives-network.co.uk.