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Oh La! La! Altrincham announces its Third French Festival Alti French Festival

Altrincham’s renowned French Festival is back bigger and better for 2015.  This year, inspired by the huge popularity of the event, the organisers of the festival are now planning it over two dates.    

On Saturday 11 July, there will be a Bastille Day celebration at Bowdon Rugby Club, a ticketed evening event with a sit down 3 course French meal, drink, live entertainment and a spectacular firework display. 

On Sunday 12 July, The Main Event will be a free, family celebration of French culture and food at Stamford Park.  There will be a wide range of sumptuous French food and drink, a range of entertainment for children and families including vintage French cars, French storytelling, a magician, a puppet show and a junior rugby tournament in celebration of the Rugby World Cup.   Boules, French cookery demonstrations, face painting and craftwork. Exhibitors will sell and promote a wide range of French products including toiletries and giftware. The event will include a live 3 hour concert with both international and local artists for people to enjoy whilst having a picnic and perhaps a glass wine.

This year we also plan to have an Art Competition for A level and GCSE Art students.  The event will once again be raising money for Marie Curie through a raffle.  

The event is being supported by a number of organisations and businesses including the French Embassy and Alliance Francaise de Manchester.

Founder of Altrincham French Festival, Zainul Sachak said:

Nearly 3000 people came last year and had a fabulous family day. This year, we're back with a bigger and better event. There are a lot of opportunities to get involved whether volunteering, running a stall or sponsoring some of the activities. You can make a difference by supporting your local community. Your festival needs you, so please get in touch with us today.”

If you are interested in participating in the festival email Zainul on info@altyfrenchfestival.co.uk

For media enquiries please contact Sarah at Tree Communications on sarah@treecommunications.co.uk or 07919 886488

More information

The Altrincham French Festival began in 2013 and this year will be held on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July 2015.

6pm to 11pm on Saturday 11th July at Bowdon Rugby Club, Clay Lane, Altrincham. WA15 7AF 

11am – 7pm on Sunday 12 July, at Stamford Park, Queens Road, Altrincham WA15 1HD

The event is organised entirely by volunteers and French enthusiasts.

Website: www.altyfrenchfestival.co.uk

www.facebook.com/AltyFrenchFest      Twitter: @AltyFrenchFest

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