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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Nominate your favourite Globe stars for the final five

Monday, March 31, 2014

Members of the public are being given the chance to immortalise their favourite stars as part of a spectacular new piece of artwork at The Globe Theatre in Stockton.

STELLAR: The Stars Fell on Stockton is a brand new art installation designed to pay tribute to the galaxy of famous stars who performed at The Globe over the years.

The artwork will see colourful LED light strips installed in the paving outside the historic theatre as well as 15 spotlights, each etched with a portrait of one of the Globe’s past performers.

The striking installation is set to transform the area into Stockton’s very own version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

It has been designed by artist Simon Watkinson to honour the rich heritage of the theatre and the brilliant entertainers who played there.

Stockton Council is now calling on members of the public to be a part of this unique piece of art.

Ten famous faces including The Beatles, Buddy Holly and The Rolling Stones have already been selected, leaving five final spotlights left to fill.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to nominate a famous star of their own, five of which will be allocated to the remaining spotlights.

Leader of Stockton Council, Councillor Bob Cook, said: “The Globe has hosted many famous faces, with audiences coming from far and wide to see their favourite artists perform here in Stockton.

“I’m sure many people who visited the Globe over the years have a special memory of seeing an artist who they feel is worthy of nomination. This unique artwork recognises our rich cultural heritage and provides a wonderful opportunity to be part of something special. Pop into the Rediscover Shop to suggest your favourites.”

Nominations can be made at the Rediscover Shop on Stockton High Street from 1 April, or online at

Nominees should have performed at the Globe Theatre at least once. Anyone who makes a nomination is encouraged to give their reasons, stories and photos to support their star. T

he deadline for nominations is 30 April. The five most popular nominees will be featured in the final five spotlights.