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Things are heating up for Sa Fire in Sleaford this Saturday

To download the trail guide that details the event and includes an event  map click on link  :-D Sleaford Sa Fire Trail Guide

Things are heating up in the quiet Market town of Sleaford as preparations are underway for the third and final part of the Sa Fire Festival.

Many hands are busily making light work of creating clay lamps, knitting lanterns, bending willow sculptures and fashioning plaster masks to add colour, light and drama to make what promises to be a truly spectacular event this Saturday from 6pm.

Alongside inspirational art installations rehearsals are underway for enchanting performances ranging from storytelling, aerial dance and choral singing in St Denys parish church to Punch and Judy at Cogglesford Mill, Street Dance on the skateboard park and a host of delights in between.

artsNK’s Sa Fire Festival was initially launched in May in a blaze of fire and light at Lincoln Cathedral and having scorched a creative path along the Spires and Steeples route, it bursts into flame for a dramatic finale to inspire people to want more for next years’  Olympiad and Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Sa Fire in Sleaford takes the theme of Best of British, in honour of being the venue for the 2012 Olympics and reflecting artsNK’s success at securing funding from the Igniting Ambition Olympiad scheme.

As well as a programme of community workshops to make, create, compose and choreograph all the new pieces, artsNK were able to get Arts Council of England funding to commission some very special artists to work with them. Jennifer Paterson of All or Nothing will perform suspended from silk from a scaffold in the church. Walk The Plank, one of the countries top pyrotechnic and fire event companies are building a Fire Garden in the local park. American artist Gabriel Dawe has been flown in to weave the whole gallery into a beautiful coloured thread installation in The National Centre for Craft & Design and to work with residents to create stunning pieces along the Festival route.

Tickets in the form of wristbands cost just £3 and are available from NCCD, artsNK and Cogglesford Mill. You will be given a wristband that denotes your starting point. Along with your wristband you will receive an event map that shows where everything is.

The event will run from 6.00 pm until about 8.30 following a spectacular aerial display above the Boston Road Recreation Ground by Walk The Plank.  For more information call artsNK on 01529 410595