Thursday, 28 March 2013

Bacup Goes Barmy on Easter Saturday!

COMPETING with the Seville's Semana Santa in Andalucian Spain, Bacup in Lancashire this Easter Saturday will have its usual good turn out for the annual 'Nutters' Dance around the town.  Or, as one web-site describes it:
'Another peculiarly English traditional dance performed at this time of year is the appropriately named Nutters dance in the town of Bacup in Lancashire, where the dedicated Nutters dance their way down the streets of this small town performing a variety of local traditional dances.'

A program of action has been agreed so that when the Britiannia Coconut Dancers parade through the town there will be a host of attractions to entertain and keep visitors in the area.  The Coconutters will be on stage at the Royal Court Theatre on Rochdale Road at 12 noon approx, and there'll be an Open Day there between 10am until 1pm with coffee and refreshments.   The Nutters will be at the Rose & Bowl pub from 5pm, despite a complaint from the police that they disrupt the traffic in the town.

A Bacup Traditional Market, craft stalls and local produce stalls will be open in the town centre from 10am until 4pm.  Bacup Natural History Museum on Yorkshire Street, will have an Open Day from 10am to 3pm and Bacup Consortium Trust on Burnley Road will be opening a Community Cafe, and having an Easter Egg Hunt and Owd Bacup Quiz.      

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