It may be some months off but Douglas Development Partnership is already making a song and dance about the forthcoming festive season.
Town centre manager Michelle O’Malley (pictured below) is calling for street performers to register for a pitch in the town centre and entertain shoppers over Christmas.
‘Street entertainment makes for a great atmosphere in the town centre at any time of the year, but especially at Christmas,’ she explained. ‘We’re inviting applications from all types of artists - solo singers and musicians, brass bands, community choirs, instrumental groups - anyone who can add to the mix of street theatre.
‘Demand for pitches is always high, especially for the Thursday late-night shopping evenings, so I’d advise performers to come forward now as we’re drawing up a timetable and allocating slots for this peak period.’
For the Christmas season street entertainers must apply to Douglas Development Partnership, the body that issues busking licences on behalf of Douglas Borough Council, no later than Thursday 24th October.
Busking slots are provided free of charge. Applicants should indicate the duration for which the slot will be required.