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Last Few Weeks of Festival Fun

Time is running out to enjoy free summer fun as the South Tyneside Festival draws to a close.

The South Tyneside Festival, which has been running since June, will host its last event of the year on 2 September. But in the meantime, visitors can enjoy the final few weeks of live entertainment and activities running across South Shields.

Entertainment includes the twice weekly Kids Fun-Fest parties at the open air Amphitheatre on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from 2pm to 4pm, until Thursday 24 August. The parties feature games and activities as well as a host of children's entertainers and a gunge tank.

South Marine Park's Victorian bandstand continues to host live performances on Saturday afternoons (except on 26 August). The concerts, supported by the Friends of North and South Marine Parks, run from 2pm to 4pm,and are free to all ages. Cats Night Out will perform this weekend (12 August), followed by Little Big Band on19 August and Just So on2 September.

The Amphitheatre at Sandhaven also continues to host brass band concerts from 2pm to 4pm every Sunday. This Sunday (13 August)North East Concert Band will take to the stage, followed by Westoe Brass Band on 20 August and NASUWT/Riverside Band closing the brass band series on 27 August.

The three-month-long South Tyneside Festival 2017, is delivered by South Tyneside Council with support from a number of organisations and local businesses including Port of Tyne, Colmans, The Little Haven Hotel, Town Centre Automobiles, Minchella & Co, Friends of North and South Marine Parks and BBC Newcastle.

Councillor Alan Kerr, Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council with responsibility for Culture and Leisure, said: "The annual South Tyneside Festival is always an extremely popular event in the Borough's calendar and this year has been no exception.

"It has been a great success so far. Our Once Upon a Tyne themed Summer Parade was spectacular and we have had a marvellous run with our Sunday Concerts with high profile names at Bents Park attracting tens of thousands of spectators.

"We hope visitors will make the most of the rest of the summer by enjoying the free events and activities on offer as this year's festival draws to a close."

For further information and full listings for the South Tyneside Festival 2017 go to search for South Tyneside Events on Facebook, follow STynesideEvents on Twitter or call the South Tyneside Visitor Information Centre on (0191) 424 7788.


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