Street entertainers return to Northampton town centre

Messy Moss is one of the entertainers in Northampton town centre this weekend
Messy Moss is one of the entertainers in Northampton town centre this weekend

Two performing arts organisations are among the entertainers this Saturday in the latest entertainment event organised by Northampton town centre Business Improvement District (BID).

From 11am to 3pm on Saturday October 8, a host of musicians, singers, dancers and even a circus performer will be taking to a stage on the first floor of the Grosvenor Centre.

Dance styles from ballet and tap to jazz and modern are taught at the Open Stage Performing Arts Company, which aims to improve physical, social and emotional wellbeing in every session. Several Open Stage students are looking forward to showcasing the arts skills on the Discover Northampton town centre Live stage.

Meanwhile, NMPAT Rock, part of Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust (NMPAT), will be presenting acoustic performances throughout the event. NMPAT is an independent charitable organisation offering music and performing arts opportunities for the children, young people and communities of Northamptonshire

Open Stage and NMPAT will be supported by painter, decorator and circus performer Messy Moss, who has delighted adults and children alike at several of the street entertainment days organised by Northampton town centre BID.

Jessica D’Aulerio, chair of Northampton town centre BID, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming two local performing arts organisations to October’s street entertainment day.

"The quality of our cultural and creative destinations is one of the things that really sets Northampton town centre apart, so it’s great to see local organisations offering performing arts opportunities to local children and communities, building up talent for the future and helping everyone to enjoy music and dance.”