Build up to the Stranraer Oyster Festival 2018 Begins

Excitement is building for the 2018 Stranraer Oyster Festival with the announcement of the headline children’s performer for the festival, Samsam Bubbleman, and the appointment of Allana Hardie as the Oyster Festival Co-ordinator.


Allana Hardie the new Oyster Festival Co-ordinator.

Samsam Bubbleman is an internationally renowned bubbleologist who is currently touring Australia.  He is the holder of nine bubble related Guinness World Records and has performed for a host of famous people including Prince Harry, JK Rowling and Shakira.  He will be introducing the children of Stranraer to the bubblingly awesome spectacle of creative, interactive bubble magic at two fun-packed performances on Sunday 16th September.  These will be free of charge to attend.


Activities for children and young people are a key element of the Stranraer Oyster Festival, particularly during 2018’s Year of Young People, and the full programme of events, activities and volunteering opportunities will be unveiled later this summer.  Samsam Bubbleman is the second act to be announced for the 2018 Oyster Festival, joining celebrity chef Nick Nairn on the festival programme.


Romano Petrucci, Chairman of Stranraer Development Trust, the organisation behind the festival, Told DGWGO:

While our first festival exceeded all expectations we always said we wanted the 2018 Stranraer Oyster Festival to be bigger and better, and we’ve set ourselves a challenge as a board to deliver on that promise. 
“Our young people’s line up is every bit as important to our festival and our town as the food festival elements, so I’m delighted that a performer with such wide appeal to audiences of all ages has been secured for our festival.  I look forward to seeing Samsam Bubbleman wowing the crowds and I’m hoping his performances will inspire our young visitors to fill the skies above the oyster festival with hundreds and hundreds of bubbles.”


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