Have you got enough oomf! to take part in Open City?

Talented local actors, buskers, mime artists and other street performers are being sought to take part in Oxford's Own Millennium Festival oomf! for short.

Open City, part of oomf!, runs from Friday, June 30, to Sunday, July 2, and is opening up buildings across the city not normally on view to the public, such as Christ Church's Great Hall, in association with Oxford Preservation Trust and Oxford University.

The event also features a Festival Fringe organised by community groups and venues across the city, including street theatre, open air music, art exhibitions, lunchtime jazz and open gardens and teas. Open City co-ordinator Lucy Tennyson is looking for performers who can entertain the public with stunning and wacky performances.

She said: We're looking for people who are experienced in entertaining, for example jugglers, stilt-walkers and clowns. We already have a large number of musicians on board, but are looking for people who can really bring a festival atmosphere to the city over the weekend.

Although performers cannot be paid, they will have the chance to take part in an unforgettable millennium event, as well as benefiting from extensive publicity. OOMF! Open City has grown up around the main event at South Park, which takes place on Saturday, July 1. It will include processions from across the city parading to South Park ahead of an evening extravaganza featuring pyrotechnics, three 100ft towers rising to expand the city skyline and a mass choir and orchestra.

If you are interested in performing, call Lucy on 01865 203345.