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Dinosaurs, juggling and pillow fights - just your average afternoon in Gillingham

Date: 03/06/2008           Category: Arts and Libraries

PART OF FUSE MEDWAY FESTIVAL - Saturday, 31 May to Saturday, 14 June A host of captivating and unusual acts take to Gillingham's High Street on Saturday, 14 June, from 12noon. The final Street Arts Day in the Fuse Medway Festival 2008 calendar sees the return of the towering Saurusses, alongside a wide range of performers. All acts take place on Gillingham High Street, are free and suitable for families. The Amazing Camera Obscura - 12noon - 4pm Welcome to a safe and watchful world where, hidden from view, you can keep a beady eye on what everyone is up to. Gandini Jugglers - 12noon, 1.30pm, 3pm Taking the art of throwing and catching to mesmerising new levels. Balloonatic - 12noon, 1.30pm, 3pm Forget the vaguely convincing sausage dogs of old, Balloonatic has inflated balloon art to a new level. Pillow Fight Cup - 12noon, 1.30pm, 3pm A handful of audience hopefuls get 30 minutes to contest for the revered Pillow Fight Cup. Only one feathery-skilled fighter will emerge victorious. The Black Eagles - 12.30pm, 3.15pm Based in Medway, this group make the street their own through acrobatic performances packed with power and grace. All set to lively African music. The Saurusses - 12.30pm, 2.30pm Gentle and inquisitive by nature, these towering, metallic dinosaurs can get rather excited when hungry. Make sure it's not you who leaves the sandwiches out. Jon Hicks - 12.45pm, 2pm, 2.45pm, 3.45pm This international man of artistry is a speed painter extraordinaire. Can you guess the brush-stroked icon before the music stops and the canvas turned? Fuse Medway Festival is a celebration of arts and creativity in Medway. Spanning three weekends of great live performances and exhibitions, the festival includes theatre, indoors and out, cabaret, music, visual arts, dance and a hamper-full of fun for families. Visit www.fusefestival.org.uk to download a free brochure and uncover the full line-up. Alternatively, call box office on 01634 338338 to request a hard copy.