The final of Test Valley Borough Council’s Four Fun Fridays events will take place in Andover High Street on Friday 26th August from 11am to 3pm.
For the last of the Friday events, theatre ensemble Wet Picnic will be bringing along a special lift where the ‘audience’ will be invited to step inside and select one of nine different ‘floor’ buttons. Each button represents a particular scene or event, which is then performed for both the audience member in the lift and those looking in.
A silent movie will be brought to life by Watch the Birdie, a photographer of few words who uses mainly gesture and eye movements to demonstrate to his sitters what to do, often with ridiculous and hilarious results. And once again children and adults will have the chance to get creative with two different art workshops.
Each Friday in August the High Street has come alive with street entertainers, mime artists and creative art workshops. Last week saw the intrepid Explorer Galorers ‘fly’ around the town in an orange balloon and two comedy guides from the Notional Trust on the lookout for ‘unusual wildlife’. Art workshops included a giant pentagon shaped mural people could colour in and collage houses to make and hang on a community washing line.
Leader of Test Valley Borough Council, Councillor Ian Carr, said: “The aim of the Four Fun Friday events was to bring a buzz to the High Street and help to create a festival atmosphere. There’s been a fabulous mix of great acts and activities over the last three weeks and I’m sure what’s in store for the last of the Four Fun Friday will be just as lively and entertaining.”