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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans, bright future

Countdown to the relaunch of Stockton's new look town centre

Thursday, March 19, 2015

stockton town centre launch

Final preparations are under way ahead of the magnificent re-launch of Stockton Town Centre following its two and a half year, multi-million pound regeneration.

At 1pm tomorrow (Saturday 21 March) the High Street will be transformed into a magical land as an 11 metre tall giant and an eight metre wide eagle bring the new central garden to life with a spectacular piece of breath-taking street theatre.

Yesterday (Thursday 19 March), Spanish theatre company Carros de Foc, spent several hours constructing the giant and the eagle on Stockton High Street.

Tomorrow anyone visiting the town between 1pm and 2pm will not fail to notice the giant as it strides down the High Street ahead of the eagle swooping down to reveal the stunning new water feature surrounded by seating and plants.

Following the performance Leader of Stockton Council, Councillor Bob Cook and Mayor of Stockton, Councillor Barbara Inman will officially re-open the new look Town Centre.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Bob Cook, said: "The giant and the eagle are something quite spectacular.  The size and scale of them really have to be seen to be believed.  I can't wait to see the show tomorrow and I hope everyone who lives or works in or around Stockton will join in with our celebrations - it will be a day to remember!"

Visitors to Stockton Town Centre tomorrow can also enjoy a host of family-fun activities between 10am and 3pm ranging from puppet-making and face-painting to storytelling, crazy golf, street theatre and live music.

Parking will be free in Wellington Square, the Castlegate Centre and in all Stockton Council owned car parks all day from 10am.

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