trAction 2018: big build challenge workshop

Community groups and schools are invited to help make this year’s trAction Crewe event the biggest and best yet by entering their wacky creations in a giant town parade.Big build challenge workshops will get under way on May 5th, in Crewe to help organisations design and build their entries for the parade which will be a highlight of the town’s celebration of all things transport, science and engineering on July 7.

Cash boost from the Arts Council will see trAction Crewe grow into an even bigger family spectacle this summer with more art and inter-active displays and greater emphasis on inspiring young engineers and scientists of the future. Crewe Town Council, in conjunction with Cheshire East Council, Sandbach Transport Festival and Fleetwood Festival of Transport, has secured a £528,467 grant to help boost the arts side of trAction through SpareParts:Accelerate – an engagement programme targeting communities where the arts is considered to be under-represented.

More than 40 community groups across the area have been invited to be part of the festival and organisers at Crewe Town Council hope to hear from more. Free and fun for all the family to enjoy, the event will once again entertain with futuristic artists, acrobatic displays, exclusive cars and motorbikes, STEAM workshops and grand parade winding its way from Victoria Street to the Lyceum Square.

Groups can enter a float on any theme and use any type of ‘wheels’ from trailers, go-karts and scooters to bikes and prams. They are simply encouraged to let their imaginations go wild!

People can also enter on foot and dance, sing or play music along the way. The council hopes to hear from dancing troupes, cheerleaders and bands who can add dazzle the crowds lining the route.


For more information contact Crewe trAction Participation Officer Sarah Harris: [email protected]

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