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Street food and fun planned for new George Eliot Festival; The special celebration is being held next month.

Byline: Claire Harrison

The ultimate birthday party is being thrown in honour of George Eliot in the centre of the town which she called home.

As part of the bicentenary celebrations of the birth of Mary Ann Evans, Nuneaton town centre is to host a family fun festival.

It is being organised by CJ's Events Warwickshire, the firm behind the two successful food festivals held in the town centre.

Fittingly, the event will held in the George Eliot Gardens, based behind the Town Hall, on Sunday, September 15.

Around the gardens there will be a bouncy slide, face painting, children's rides, food and drink, ice cream and independent stalls offering local crafts and local produce.

Jamie Walker, of CJ Events, explained that the success of the twofood festivalsled to them joining forces withNuneaton and Bedworth Borough Councilto host the event.

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"Following the success from two Food Festivals in Nuneaton, we are extremely pleased and excited to have been invited back to support the council in the George Eliot celebrations," he said.

"George Eliot is regarded as one of the world's greatest novelist and what a better way than hosting a free family event to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Mary Ann Evans."

He added:"Nuneatonhas a great crowd who support good, quality events, and we're working hard behind the scenes to ensure this is another highly successful event for Nuneaton which hopefully can become a yearly event for the town which they can be proud of.

"There is a great feeling aboutNuneatonand we love the offering it has, our team enjoy working on events for this town and we're really excited about next month's event."

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The event will run from 11am until 6pm.

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Publication:Coventry Telegraph (Coventry, England)
Date:Aug 24, 2019
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