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The Cresset is celebrating a fabulous 45 years with a free community birthday party!

Opened by HM The Queen in 1978, The Cresset has hosted hundreds of parties over the years, from christenings to birthdays, to weddings and retirements. Now they’re having a celebration of their own – and we’re all invited!

The Bretton venue will open its doors to the public on Sunday August 20 for a free community party. The event is completely free to enter, just go along and get involved!

There’s free activities for the kids including karaoke, soft play and face painting, and a full stage programme of entertainment. For the grown ups there’s free tea and coffee, a cash bar and a craft market organised by community organisation The Bretton Project.

Hosted by local favourite Teddi the Drag Queen, the stage lineup features plenty of friends of The Cresset and local talent including: Starlight Twirlettes, EB Dance, Westwood Musical Society, PODS, the Cresset’s panto dancers, Goldhay Arts, beatboxing performances and workshops, and more. With free birthday cake and the unveiling of a specially designed mural installation by the team at Street Arts Hire, it'll be a brilliant day out!

And there’s an opportunity for young people to get a sneak preview of the mural project, and have a go themselves at some Street Art workshops on Friday 18th August! At 11am and 2pm, the Street Arts Hire team will be running fund workshops where everyone gets to take home their own canvas, for a token fee of just £5! Spaces are limited – full info and booking online.

You can get all the information on The Cresset website

or find the event on Facebook. Everyone’s welcome, so gather up your mates and family for a day of fun and celebration.

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