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CREATIVE kids have been getting arty as they get stuck in to building floats for the upcoming Riverside Festival.

The floats will feature in the parade of the tenth annual Riverside Festival which takes place on Saturday 11th June with the theme of celebrating Gainsborough.

Gainsborough Riverside Festival workshop at Charles Baines Primary School. Gainsborough Town Council Activities Officer Holly Parker and Artist Charlotte Carson are pictured with yearr 4 children G110525-1a

Gainsborough Riverside Festival workshop at Charles Baines Primary School. Gainsborough Town Council Activities Officer Holly Parker and Artist Charlotte Carson are pictured with yearr 4 children G110525-1a

Town Council activities officer Holly Parker has been travelling around local schools to spread the word, as well as leading art sessions at Richmond Park where youngsters build and design floats and decorations for the parade.

“It was really nice to go around the schools and engage with the young students,” said Holly.

“What was very encouraging to see was that when asked how many of them had been to the festival before or heard it, every hand went up, which is a bit of a tribute and a salute to the festival and ten years of hard work.”

She continued: “We’ve been making things to reflect the heritage and environment of Gainsborough, so we have a Viking, river rapids, a windmill and all sorts. People from GAPA, the Performing Arts Club of St Johns and all sorts of community groups and schools have been getting involved and making their own floats.”

Holly added: “People are really getting stuck in.”

The Gainsborough Riverside Festival takes place on Saturday 11th June from 12pm-10pm.

For a full programme of events and more information visit www.gainsboroughriversidefestival.com or call Gainsborough Town Council on 01427 811573.