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Rushden Boot & Shoe Outdoor Spectacular

DATE: December 2012
GENRE: Multimedia Outdoor Performance
STATUS: Active


Cue lights, cue performers, cue sound and cue huge video projections as WTS latest heritage spectacular hits Rushden, Northamptonshire. The finale of the county-wide Global Footprints project will bring together many months of work across Northamptonshire. Work that has been undertaken by a highly skilled team of artists, historians and archivers to celebrate the importance of this fascinating industry, a living industry with a rich heritage and a bright future.

The finale show will see WTS illuminate the old factory on West Street, Rushden in an explosion of colour, sound and moving image, recalling the heyday of the manifold boot and shoe factories found in the town. Performers from local colleges will feature in this high-tech historical happening as WTS relive long forgotten memories, and highlight key moments. The event is free and will be held alongside the switching on of the town's Christmas lights on 1st December 2012, a day when thousands of local people gather to celebrate the winter season.