Whitehaven Festival 2013

Whitehaven is preparing for their annual festival, with more than 200,000 people expected over the weekend.

Jet skis and sweet treats on the last day of the Whitehaven Festival

An estimated 200,000 people have attended the three day Whitehaven Festival which draws to a close on Sunday night. The Festival combines music, maritime events, food and much more.

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Jet skis and acrobatics at the Whitehaven Festival Credit: ITV News Border

Celebrity chef Jean Christophe Novelli said: 'The wonderful thing aboutthis festival is that it is free. I've been coming for six years and I see old faces and new ones. It is very special. But the best thing is the local produce. Cumbria is very lucky for that.'

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Food stall at the Whitehaven Festival Credit: ITV News Border

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Whitehaven Festival Sunday Travel

Festival opens at 11.00 with The Bay City Rollers on stage from 13.30 – 16.30 and finishes at 17.00

Park and Ride

Energus Car Park, Lilyhall, Workington to Wetherspoons, Whitehaven

Sunday 10.30am – 17.30pm

Innovations Centre, Westlake’s Science Park to Bus Stop at Multi Story Car Park, Whitehaven

Sunday 10.30am – 17.30pm

Vehicles will run a continuous service at peak times and a 15 minute service at off-peak times

Whitehaven Festival Saturday Travel

Festival opens at 10.00, with Sweet, From the Jam & Slade onstage until 22.30, fireworks starting at 22.40 and finishing at 23.00.

Park and ride:

Energus Car Park, Lilyhall, Workington - Wetherspoons, Whitehaven

09.30am – 23.30pm

Innovations Centre, Westlake’s Science Park - Bus Stop at Multi Story Car Park, Whitehaven

09.30am – 23.30pm

Vehicles will run a continuous service at peak times and a 15 minute service at off-peak times

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Children's TV presenter entertains at festival

Children's TV presenter Steve Mould is at the Whitehaven Festival encouraging pupils and students to realise that science can be fun.

He is holding demonstrations with 800 local school children and teaching them pranks.

Steve Mould said:

"I think Science is fun and I want these school children to see that too.

"Parents will hate me after today as the pranks are ones they can do at home but if they enjoy that's what matters.

"There is a science lesson in it - they just don't know it."

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