Spectacular drummers Spark! to launch Light Up Cheltenham with two shows in town

Details have been confirmed for the launch of the latest new event on its way to Cheltenham – Light Up Cheltenham.

The event being run by Cheltenham BID throughout February half-term will see major buildings lit up in a way they have never been seen before.

And the week will be launched with two performances from spectacular street theatre drumming group Spark!.

The fun kicks off at 5pm on Saturday February 10 when the group play on the new public space at The Brewery Quarter next to the Cosy Club.

This will then be followed by a parade through town, stopping off in the pedestrian Promenade, and culminating with another performance by Spark! at the Quadrangle at 5.45pm.

The floodlights will be seen for the first time that evening on The Municipal Offices, the Queens Hotel, Boots, the Brewery Quarter and the Town Hall.

Many other buildings that are lit throughout the year will also be joining in the fun and using the same two-colour theme lighting throughout the week. Already signed up are Martin & Co, The Bank House, HSBC, United Services Club, Moo Moo and Fever nightclubs and three buildings in the Promenade, 131, Knight Frank and Cotswold Transport Planning.

There will also be romance in the air on Wednesday February 14th when the main buildings turn red for Valentine’s Day.

BID Director Kevan Blackadder said: “I’m delighted so many businesses have come forward to get involved in Light Up Cheltenham and I know that Spark! will launch the week with a great show.”