Summer Bash Streets Festival

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A LEADING councillor has hailed last year’s Dundee Summer (Bash) Streets Festival a “great success”.

Mark Flynn, convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee made his comments as it was revealed that more than 45,000 people attended the various activities and events last July.

He said: “In a year when we were all finding our feet again and for some attending their first major gathering, the festival was a great success.

“With almost £220,000 of direct economic impact on the city and 92% of people who attended rating the 10-day festival good or very good, the benefits across the board are there for all to see.

“Events for children and the marble run were considered particular highlights, with 96% of people saying that being at the festival had a positive impact on their health and wellbeing.”

Dundee Summer (Bash) Streets Festival ran from July 4 to 14 across Dundee, and proclaimed the city, Beanotown, celebrating the stories and characters that have emerged from the city.

Focussing on the impact of comics, the festival featured exhibitions, workshops, free outdoor shows, an activity tent, the Dennis and Gnash Dash fun run, comic character parade and an iconic Hollywood-style Beanotown sign overlooking the city.

While the majority of visitors were from Dundee, almost 20% came from the rest of Scotland with a small proportion from across the UK. Most people visited for the day and 87% said that it improved their opinion of the city.

The festival was run by One City Many Discoveries, supported by EventScotland as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022, DC Thomson and Beano Studios and the University of Dundee's Scottish Centre for Comic Studies.

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