The festival of Sussex street art will return to the heart of Battle this Saturday, 28th April. Loved by all ages, Streets of Battle has charmed visitors to Battle’s High Street and Abbey Green since 2016. Watch out for uproarious acrobatics, giant puppets and laughing your socks off.

The event revived after a team of local producers was granted Arts Council Funding for 2018’s festivities.

Streets of Battle Festival brings top notch street performers and entertainers to public spaces around Battle on the last Saturday of April and May, followed by an event in Bexhill taking place in June.

Visitors can enjoy an extraordinary encounter with a Goblin Queen and her huge firebreathing Dragon in ‘Dragon Quest’ from Circo Rum Ba Ba. Handmade Theatre will present ‘Too many cooks’ a sizzlingly scrumptious show jam-packed with tasty tunes, popping puppets and a lot of silly sausages. UK Africa Acrobats will exercise their hair-raising circus skills as they juggle hats, bowls, people and bicycles. And to top it all, shows will be overseen by stiltwalkers and accompanied by drumming from Drumskullz.

Mandy Curtis of 18 Hours said ‘We’re thrilled to be helping this great community organisation bring Streets of Battle to life. The event brings some of the country’s best street performers to Battle for everyone to enjoy for free.’

For more information, look out for the Streets of Battle leaflet or visit the Streets of Battle Facebook page: facebook.com/battlestreetarts

Streets of Battle’s first 2018 event will be on Saturday 28th April, from 12-4pm on Battle High Street and Abbey Green.

The feature photo of UK Africa Acrobats was taken by Kim Hall, more of whose work can be found here. The drummers photo was taken by Dean Thorpe whose work can be found at Death Prone Images. All other photos are made available without attribution. 

 

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