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Dinosaurs, Daleks and Stormtroopers – what to expect at Kapow

Monday, July 02, 2018

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DINOSAURS will rampage through Stockton High Street for the Jurassic World themed Kapow Sci-fi Market this Saturday (July 7).  

Between 10am and 4pm, a host of traders selling sci-fi, TV and film related toys, action figures and collectables will fill the High Street marquee.

On the High Street, there will be an 8ft tall, 17ft long T-Rex, and safari rangers are bringing new-born dinosaurs for a special meet and greet.  

There will be guest performances from professional model maker Gary Pollard, who has designed creatures for Harry Potter, Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Doctor Who.

He will be demonstrating how to sculpt monsters, as well as transforming the winning design from the ‘Design a Dino’ competition from 2D to 3D.

Daleks will return for another year, along with Stormtroopers, Sandtroopers and Scout troopers as part of 99th Garrison who will host several workshops.

There will also be a Star Wars mini exhibition with props including droids, a speeder bike, Wampa and landspeeder.

Councillor Norma Wilburn, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: “For many years Kapow has proved a big hit with both sci-fi fans and families looking for a fun day out. Yet again we have a brilliant programme of performances to entertain people of all ages.

“Stockton High Street hosts a number of successful specialist markets during the year and we are dedicated to keeping this tradition going. I urge as many people as possible to come along and take advantage of these unique, free activities.”

The Council and Stockton BID has again teamed up with Who-ray! on Silver Street to put on this event.

Martin Shipley, owner of Who-ray!, founder and one of the event organisers, said: “As a local business we always welcome the programme of specialist markets. This is Kapow’s fourth year and the theme is Jurassic World. It’s free and we expect to have visitors coming from far and wide to browse science fiction memorabilia and collectables, enjoy the activities and meet fantasy characters. The specialist markets always encourage more people to come and explore the town which in turn brings in more trade.”

For more information visit www.stockton.gov.uk/events

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