This Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September sees the community event ‘Bishop Celebrating Together’ happen, but what’s it all about?
Rewind 6 weeks ago and all of this was just an idea.
An idea that I had originally came up with, I wanted to see a Bishop Auckland celebration day within our town, where the full community came together and enjoyed themselves, celebrating the passion that the people have for this town, and support the local community with it too.
I’ve spoken many times before about collaborations, ever since April it’s been a foreword in a lot of things that I do.
Collaborations are about working together towards a common goal, and this event is no different.
6 weeks ago I pitched this idea to Colin Wilkes of Bishop Auckland Market, Durham Markets and Durham Street Food Project.
I approached him because I wanted to see the now popular ‘Full Moon’ Street Food Market return for one more time, to give our community, residents and visitors something to look forward too.
From here I spoke and pitched this celebration day to Lee Brownson of Bishop Auckland Town Team and Lee liked the idea too.
Fast forward 6 weeks and we as a community of people have really come together to provide an event we can all support and be proud of.
In 6 weeks we have worked immensely hard behind the scenes, whilst working with and supported by local businesses, and the community, over the next two days sees this event come together on what we hope will be the first of many ‘Bishop Celebrating Together’ events in the years to come.
This event is all about Bishop Auckland, the community, the people, collaborations and just enjoyment.
With the start of the celebration weekend now just hours away, what I personal like about this project is how our community and businesses have got behind it from the outset.
Many businesses creating special offers and wanting to be a part of this weekend, to offer many different choices and options to what we hope will bring many visitors into Bishop Auckland over the 2 day event.
Tonight sees the return of the popular ‘Full Moon’ Street Food Market.
For anyone that has been before they’ll tell you it’s an event to look forward too, with a varied selection of food stalls, craft beers, and live musical entertainment, it’s an opening event to share with family and friends in our iconic market place.
To read more about the ‘Full Moon’ Markets, see here:
Along with the above article, further parking is now available in the Bondgate car park, as per the below photos.
Stall holders tonight are:
Earth & Fire
The Asian Project
La French Pop Up
Auckland Cupcake Co
Los Churro and Waffle
Ice Cream Van
Children’s Roundabout and Candyfloss
Saturday sees a full day of community themed entertainment starting at 10.00am from live music, to dancers, to entertainers, stilt walkers, Bishop the Boar, birds of prey, the police and the fire brigade too.
Also, many different events can be seen and visited within Bishop Auckland Town Hall, No.42 and St Anne’s Church over the course of the day too.
Alongside the entertainment sees over 20 market traders take part in Bishop Auckland’s Saturday Market, hopefully giving some impetus for future week’s too.
Saturday’s Market Traders can be found here:
With performances from local musicians and dance schools:
Ami Leigh Boorman
Aldworth Williams Experience
Xtreme Dance Fusion
Sandra Welsh School of Dance
Tonight is the start of the ‘Bishop Celebrating Together’ and we hope the community comes out in support of both tonight’s and tomorrow’s events.
Bishop Auckland is a town like no other, it’s a town full of passionate people, a town that everyone wants to see it return to its once former glories.
And together we can all help it happen.
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