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Follow the Star to Clitheroe this Christmas

Published Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Clitheroe Market will come alive to the sound of three choirs, a top songstress and £4,000 worth of Christmas lights and decorations on Saturday.

Some of the finest artisan food and craft makers in the North West are taking part in Northern Star at Clitheroe Market on four consecutive Saturdays from November 26 and the nearby Platform Gallery from 22 October to 7 January.

The Platform Gallery will host over 50 artists and makers from across the UK, including jewellery, ceramics and textiles, while Clitheroe Market will feature a dedicated Christmas lights switch-on by Langho songstress and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Ella Shaw at 4pm on Saturday, as well as a host of festive fun on subsequent Saturdays, including performances by the Pendle Primary School, St Michael and St John’s Primary School and Grand Choirs, roast chestnuts and a visit by Father Christmas.

Heather Coar, Ribble Valley Borough Council’s head of environmental health, said: “We are going all-out to ensure Clitheroe is the place to be for festive shoppers this Christmas.

“We are inviting them to forget the hustle and bustle of the city, and come to Clitheroe for a unique shopping experience among some of the best craft makers and award-winning independent shops in the North West.

Ella Shaw was described by Simon Cowell as “mega-talented” during last year’s Britain’s Got Talent, in which she reached the semi-final. She released her self-penned debut album, Imperfections, in September, and will perform a number with the Grand Choir before the lights switch-on at around 4pm. 

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