THE circus is coming to town this weekend when town centre shoppers will be treated to a taste of the big top.

Clowns, jugglers on stilts, a giant trike and a balloon modeller will parade through Church Square this Saturday (June 21) between 11am and 4pm.

There will even be a chance to learn some of the tricks of the trade at a circus skills workshop.

St Helens Council Leader Barrie Grunewald said: “If you’re looking for fun then this is one event you don’t want to miss.

“But for us there’s also a serious message and that’s all about bringing people into the town centre to support local retailers.”

Other events coming soon to the town centre include:

  • Dr Who Day: Saturday July 5 - Church Square. 
  • The flagship Summer Streets event: Thursday July 31 – Saturday August 2 - Church Square and Church Street.
  • The Summer Beach: Tuesday August 5 – Saturday August 30 in Church Square.

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