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Sixth annual Festival of Bathing Beauties to begin on Lincolnshire's coast

By East Lindsey Target  |  Posted: September 14, 2012

  • Two Eccentric Gents will be seen on Saturday and Sunday around Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea. Join intrepid adventurer Dr Pandemonious Fish and his beleaguered butler Archibald Beardsley as they attempt to circumnavigate the local area by land, air and sea. The two preposterous throwbacks from a bygone era will bring seaside frolics and the halcyon days of summers past to the Bathing Beauties Festival.

  • Allcock and Brown will feature at the Friday launch event and on Saturday in Mablethorpe. The stars of the Music Hall Stage, were guest performers at the Jubilee Big Lunch in Piccadilly from where they were beamed live across the world via CNN and French TV. These inventors of music and purveyors of fun emerged from humble obscurity a mere two Christmases ago. Since then they have performed in dozens of venues such as the Royal Courts of Justice, Standen National Trust, Pensford Field and Leaverstock Green and have been regulars at Rochester's Dickensian Events.

  • The Whale can be found in Mablethorpe on Saturday. Visitors can enter the jaws of a giant silver whale to be serenaded by a lovesick submariner. You might leave with a gift from the sea. A three-minute journey for one adventurer at a time (or two if you're shy).

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A WEEKEND packed full of arts and culture gets under way on the coast today.

The sixth annual Festival of Bathing Beauties promises to fill Sandilands, Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea with music, dance, pyrotechnics and a packed programme of entertainment for the whole family.

The event celebrates the unique beauty, culture, architecture and history of the Lincolnshire coast and prides itself on a reputation of being the longest linear arts festival in Europe.

Town manager Karen Froggatt said: "This year we have had record interest in those wanting to take part in the festival and have had to turn people away due to the beach huts being full.

"It promises to be a fantastic weekend with something for everyone."

On Friday night, the festival will be launched Under the Colonnade in Sutton on Sea from 7pm where there will be a performance by Allcock and Brown, Delphine film showing, vintage teatime, stalls, Pimms and Pipers and Dave Wood poetry reading.

The fun then continues throughout Saturday and Sunday along the coastal strip.

Beach huts along the promenade will also be filled with displays by local crafters with everything from cards to candles and jewellery to photographs on show.

For more information on the festival, contact Karen Froggatt by email at karen.froggatt@e-lindsey.gov.uk or call 01507 474438.

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