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Slideshow: Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival

The Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival enters its final day today.

Yesterday there was a parade in which between 30 and 40 dance teams followed the Bear from the leisure centre to Market Street. Then they performed a diverse variety of ritual British traditional dance at various sites around the town.

Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival 2016
Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival 2016

There was also storytelling in the Methodist United and Reformed Church, Queen Street, with Jo Blake-Cave, acoustic music with Marina Florence, and presentations by Poets United upstairs in the Town Hall.

Today the Sir Harry Smith Community College is hosting two-and-a-half hours of dance displays and music from noon, followed by the bear burning at 2.30pm.

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