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Festa Italia Opportunities

10th May 2018

On 9th September Lancaster city centre will be celebrating all things Italian with the first ever Lancaster Festa Italia. The event is expected to attract large crowds to enjoy the themed markets, outdoor bar area, vehicle displays, Italian entertainment and children's activities throughout the day.

Local businesses have opportunities to get actively involved to ensure the benefits from this event are maximised.

Outdoor pitches are available at a reduced rate of just £40 for BID levy payers to be part of the Italian themed market for the day. Stalls don't have to be selling Italian products as long as they can be themed for the event, for example using red, white and green for the stand or Italian flag bunting to decorate the stall. A stallholder information pack, along with further details of the event, can be found at our website here.

Promotional opportunities are also available as part of the Italian themed umbrella canopy which will be displayed across New Street throughout the summer months leading up to Festa Italia. Banners promoting this installation will be displayed at prominent sites above city centre streets with space available for local business logos. BID levy payers have the opportunity to be included on one of these banners for just £240 plus VAT. That's just £20 per week to promote your brand in a prime city centre location.

To take advantage of either of these limited opportunities contact the Lancaster BID team as soon as possible on info@lancasterbid.org or 01524 590650. We look forward to hearing from you!

Finally - if you shop locally in Tesco you can help us even more. The umbrella canopy is currently part of a customer vote to secure grant funding. Place your vote if you shop in Tesco and you can help increase the size of our grant, bringing more funding into the city to ensure the event can be one of our best yet.



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