CHESTERFIELD: Festival entertainers take to the streets

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Top-class street entertainers are poised to amaze and amuse town shoppers .

Circus performers, illusionists, escapologists, magicians, singers and comedians will contribute their skills to Chesterfield Street Entertainment Festival.

Six sites around town, including Rykneld Square, the Market Square and Burlington Street, are hosting the festival today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday, August 23 and 24), with entertainment from 10am to 4pm.

Comedy escapologist Tony Roberts, will perform his last UK shows before returning to Australia.

International circus duo Circle of Two will present their acrobatic mime act Bambolina and Dodo.

Hula hoop expert Miss Polly Hoops will be visiting directly from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Jack Of All Trades, Master of Fun will be sharing his multiple talents.

Making his second visit to the festival will be Shandy South with his unique blend of dance, mime and side-splitting comedy.

Close-up magician Andrew Prince, from Magic Corner at London’s Covent Garden, will perform on Saturday only.

Local entertainers also have an opportunity to showcase skills. Chesterfield illusionists Masquerade will mystify spectators, Statue Knights from Ilkeston bring their human statues to the festival, Chesterfield-based Young Inspirations Theatre Company will perform songs from the shows and Sheffield musician Adam Kadabra will make his guitar sing.

No-one gets paid for performing at this festival so spectators will be urged to dig deep to support top entertainment.

Pictured anti-clockwise from top left are: Circle Of Two,Tony Roberts, Statue Knights, Adam Kadabra, Jack Of All Trades, Master of Fun and Miss Polly Hoops.