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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Stockton's Onesie party acts take the stage

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Countdown to Stockton's Onesie Party is on and there's a whole host of entertainment to kick off the evening!

Stockton High Street will be brought to life on Friday 14 November where there will be plenty to see and do to help raise money for BBC Children in Need.

The exciting programme starts at 5pm with local youth dance group Urban Kaos starting the fun on the main stage, followed by music from Apollo Arts and Tees Valley Youth Choir - local stars of the official BBC Children in Need single.

The music will continue with seven-piece band Hannabiell & Midnight Blue. The group fuse together Afro-Caribbean and Latin percussion, jazz, funk and reggae to create their own unique sound. Joining them on the live stage is six-piece band, The Funk Collective. This rhythmic touring band are inspired by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye and will bring a classic selection of funk, disco, pop and soul as well as modern dance floor hits all in their own style.

Younger visitors can head to the activity tent to try a wide range of activities including arts and crafts, games, storytelling corner with 'Bob the Builder' creator Curtis Jobling, plus the chance to have a photo taken with Pudsey Bear!

Meanwhile 'The Balloonatic', Steve Cousins will combine clowning and mime for an unforgettable performance, while street theatre artists Creature Encounters will be showcasing their puppets with a difference. The Hairy Bear Chairs are two animatronic furry, walking armchairs - each with a seated character of their own. These magical companions will be making a special appearance on Stockton High Street throughout the evening.

Councillor Bob Cook, Leader of Stockton Council, said: "Stockton's Onesie Party is guaranteed to be a brilliant, fun-filled evening. With so many different activities, music and entertainment taking place, there really will be something for everyone to enjoy - all while raising funds for BBC Children in Need. I encourage everyone to bring their family and friends to come along and show their support."

As part of the fundraiser there will also be a thrilling zip wire challenge, roller skating rink and a pillow fight arena where participants will be able to have a playful grudge match against their opponent.

Booking for the Zip Wire challenge is now open but places are limited so don't miss out! A minimum £5 donation is required for the activity at the time of booking and all proceeds will be donated to BBC Children in Need.

For more information and booking details, visit

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