PEFORMERS and market traders are being asked to help launch their town’s Christmas celebrations.

Groundwork North East and the Derwent Valley Partnership are organising a day of market stalls and entertainment in Consett town centre on Saturday, November 23, culminating in the switching on of the town’s Christmas lights in Middle Street.

The day-long event will feature market stalls, musical and theatrical entertainment, face painting, a magic show and an appearance from Santa.

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If anyone is interested in either having a stall at the event or performing on the stage, they should contact Lynne Miller at Groundwork North East via lynne.miller@groundwork.org.uk or on 01207-524803.