Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 11.12.00Community groups and charities from across the North East are being given the chance to take part in one of the region’s biggest events.

On Saturday June 27, South Tyneside Council will be hosting a Summer Fayre in Bents Park, South Shields as part of the South Tyneside Festival 2015.

The event, open from 12.30pm until 4.30pm, is expected to attract hundreds of visitors, with live entertainment running throughout the afternoon.

This includes performances by The Sour Dogs, State Express Five and South Tyneside Drum Young Orchestra, as well as dancing by the Benfield Morris Men, and a giant inflatable obstacle course.

A limited number of stalls are available to hire at the event, designed specifically for community groups and charities hoping to raise funds or awareness of their activities.

Anyone wishing to take part is being asked to contact Julie Shearer at South Tyneside Council on (0191) 4554031 beforeFriday June 5.

Councillor Alan Kerr, Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council with responsibility for Culture and Leisure, said: “The Summer Fayre is one of the annual highlights of the South Tyneside Festival, with thousands of visitors enjoying a day of entertainment in Bents Park.

“This year we want to make sure that community groups and charities can make the most of the day too and are offering them the opportunity to raise their profile, as well as much needed funds.”

The South Tyneside Festival, which runs from June to the end of August, offers free live entertainment and activities for all ages.

As well as the Summer Fayre, highlights in this year’s event include an Alice in Wonderland-themed parade on July 4 and a series of Sunday concerts headlined by 5ive (July 12), Billy Ocean (July 19), Sophie Ellis Bextor and The Feeling (July 26) and North East stars Joe McElderry, Collabro and Lola Saunders (August 2).

For more information and full listings go to www.visitsouthtyneside.co.uk search for South Tyneside Events on Facebook, follow STynesideEvents on Twitter or call the South Tyneside Visitor Information Centre on 0191 424 7788.