Fleetwood's mermaid makes a big splash at festival

A giant mermaid puppet created in Fleetwood last year was at the head of a parade in Cheshire on Sunday as part of a new Tram Sunday initiatve.

Wednesday, 26th April 2017, 10:20 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:25 pm
Fleetwoods mermaid on parade
Fleetwoods mermaid on parade

The SpareParts Arts Festival, sponsored by Leftcoast and Wyre Council in Fleetwood for the last three years, has proved a big success and included the mermaid last year.

Now SpareParts is also a feature at Sandbach’s transport festival and Fleetwood’s mermaid made a big splash.

Featuring a dozen acts, many of which will be at Fleetwood’s Transport Festival (Tram Sunday) on July 16, the Sandbach town park 
was transformed into an open-air arena of fun and performance.

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Originally part of Tram Sunday, this celebration of street art has been funded by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund to visit two other free Transport Festivals in 2017 – Sandbach and Crewe, both in Cheshire.

Dave Carlos, Tram Sunday’s operations director, said: “It was so exciting to see the acts which we are bringing to Fleetwood perform with a huge public audience at another transport festival.”