‘Dancing Grannies’ get into the groove at the Sutton Farmers’ Market

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Two hilarious ‘Dancing Grannies’ brought Sutton Coldfield town centre to standstill on Sunday when they got funky at the ever-popular monthly Farmers’ Market.

The duo of gyrating geriatrics was the latest brilliant attraction booked by Visit Royal Sutton Coldfield BID (Business Improvement District), which have been attracting more and more people to the town centre to spend time, eat, drink, shop and relax.

And a huge crowd formed around the Grannies as they launched into dance routines to hit tracks by everyone from Beyonce to Vanilla Ice – and even Riverdance!

Michelle Baker, Sutton Coldfield BID Manager, said “Sunday was another great market day in Sutton Coldfield town centre, and the Dancing Grannies added a little ‘Strictly’-style glamour to the proceedings.

“As soon as they put down their shopping bags and started to limber up a massive crowd formed to watch them – they really could move too!

“All of these attractions and acts are being paid for by the BID – which means they are funded by local businesses – and they aim to bring more people to the town centre.

“We’re so grateful that local residents are turning out each month to support the Market and all the other events we have been organising. We know that people really want to see the town centre prosper, and support local businesses.”

This month’s Market, which saw 36 traders set up along the Parade, saw its hours extended from 10am-3pm.

The speciality market is just one of the BID’s ideas to raise the profile of the town.

Next weekend, the Royal Town’s centre is set to host a day of regal Coronation festivities from 10am-3pm on Sunday 7th May, the day after His Majesty the King is crowned at Westminster Abbey.

The day will include Royal stilt walkers, living statues, living flower men, a brass band and a steel band, free face painting, free balloon modelling, a free children’s craft workshop and a ‘bubbleologist’. There will also be 20 food and drink traders, with picnic benches along The Parade to create a street party feel.

Michelle Baker said “As a Royal Town, we’re hoping lots of local people will come along and enjoy the attractions we have arranged next Sunday – it’s going to be a great day!”

If you are interested in trading at the new Farmers & Craft Market please contact Michelle Baker email bidmanager@suttoncoldfieldtowncentre.co.uk