SO - what a top festival finale

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The SO Festival comes to a grand finale in Skegness with an epic weekend of entertainment.

Saturday and Sunday sees the week-long East Lindsey-wide arts cavalcade reach a thrilling climax.

After winding its way across the district, Skegness will bring the curtain down on the festival in style.

Promising street theatre, an illuminated parade, opera on the beach, contemporary dance and Battle of Britain fly-past, it is set to combine the surreal and spectacular.


2pm - Big Dance Mass Bolero, commemorating the 30th anniversary of Torvill and Dean’s Olympic Gold victory.

To take part alongside professional dancers and other festival-goers, email and attend the noon or 12.30pm rehearsal workshops to learn the moves.

9.45pm - Shoal, an illuminated parade followed by a breathtaking display of fountains, fire and flares on the beach.

Composed by Stu Barker and performed by Skegness Silver Band and members of Sinfonia Viva, Shoal features a combination of crowd choreography and music.


1pm Garsington Opera - Big Screen on the Beach.

Broadcast of Offenbach’s Vert-Vert telling the tragic comic story of a French convent’s pupils, their deceased parrot and devotion for an unsuspecting and innocent young man.

2.30pm - Battle of Britain fly-past. Featuring the iconic Avro Lancaster, Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane from the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

6pm - BBC Introducing Lincolnshire concert, Pier Field. Featuring sets from some of the East Midland’s most talented, unsigned acts.

Performances throughout the weekend include Without Walls’ contemporary dance, Insect Circus and Travelling Show of Outrageous Novelty.