Poole will be bringing a taste of the cultural Olympiad to the Quay this Bank Holiday Monday 7 May for its annual Street Arts Festival
For a taste of the absurd see the metamorphosis of Bruce Airhead
and his giant six-foot green balloon in a highly original piece of street art. Test your skills with Lady Glossop
and her 1908 Glorious Games and learn more about the Edwardian take on the original Olympic trials including Egg and Spoon and hopping races.
The fun starts at 11am and throughout the day will be music from Djambo
and Not Just Sax
. Meet top street magician David Paine
, watch the balloon modelling and join in with a host of hilarious acts.
Feeling inspired? Take the opportunity to let your creative juices flow and turn the Quay into a living work of art with the Pavement artist. Children will have their chance to transform the area by creating bunting that will be used throughout the day to decorate Poole's quayside.
Other sport inspired acts on the day include:
Sports Guides - who are bursting with knowledge, history and statistics of strange sports and top tips on more unusual ways to keep fit.
The Adjudicators - will be on hand to ensure fair play in some silly races
The Lifeguards - perched high on their chairs will oversee proceedings and stop any running jumping acrobatics or horseplay
The Ticket Office - get your ticket for the alternative Olympics and help to create a series of fantasy sporting events.
Bruce Grant-Braham, Chairman of Poole Tourism Partnership, said; "One of the great things about the 2012 Olympics is seeing it inspire cultural entertainment. Events like this help you see familiar surroundings in a new light - you can be sure of catching something that will delight and entertain. Poole Quay is the perfect location to enjoy the Bank Holiday with the family surrounded by fabulously creative street entertainment of the highest calibre."
Organised by the Borough of Poole Arts Development Unit, Poole Tourism and supported by Poole Quay Businesses, the event takes place from 11am-5pm.