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Enliven: Stories of Strength

14th August 2021

Locations in Crawley Town Centre

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A new season of art in the town centre celebrating the strength of people in Crawley beginning with a family friendly day of free live outdoor circus and dance performance, live music and DJs to welcome people to the town centre.

Crawley Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) and Creative Crawley are collaborating to bring the town centre to life through a range of arts and cultural events across the year with their Enliven Crawley programme.

The first season launches in August with a photographic exhibition trail in shops, banks,

the museum and other windows in the town centre and a day of live events celebrating the strength of people in Crawley.

From a circus strong lady to giant lip puppets lip-syncing to popular music, from live local musicians and DJs to performance poetry and street dance, this new programme of work invites curious people to come and spend some time exploring the town centre.

Produced and curated by Crawley born-and-raised Louise Blackwell the day takes place in three locations:

Queen’s Square: circus, dance and puppetry plus local DJs

High Street: live music and poetry plus local DJs

Bandstand: live music presented by Crawley Festival plus local DJs

Nicki Cheek, Director Crawley Town Centre BID - ‘The First Enliven Crawley programme with the Stories of Strength theme is so exciting, such a powerful showcase of artists bringing to life their stories, celebrating achievements, reflecting the true community spirit of our town and hopefully the start of more events to inspire, entertain and introduce the exciting new developments that Crawley town has to offer.’

Steve Sawyer, Chair, Creative Crawley - “We are excited to be collaborating with the Crawley Town Centre BID on the first Enliven Crawley programme. There’s something for everyone to help bring the town centre to life through creativity with a core message around strength, resilience and community. I’m really looking forward to it and the potential to develop future programmes to enliven and inspire artists and audiences about the great

place that is Crawley.’


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