Damp de­but for LeyFest

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

THE rain did not dampen the spir­its of the hun­dreds of peo­ple who at­tended an inau­gu­ral fes­ti­val at the week­end.

The first ever LeyFest took place on the Ley Hill School’s play­ing fields on Sun­day (July 26) from mid­day to 8pm.

The fam­ily mu­sic fes­ti­val, or­gan­ised by the school’s PTA, was packed with lo­cal tal­ent, fun events and ac­tiv­i­ties, mu­sic and re­fresh­ments and was hosted by Rain­bow Big­bot­tom.

The fes­ti­val raised funds for the school, in Bot­ley Road, Ley Hill, as well as Che­sham Toy Bank, a char­ity set-up last year by Claire Rooney to en­sure all lo­cal chil­dren are able to have a toy at Christ­mas, no mat­ter how dis­ad­van­taged their cir­cum­stances.

As well as live mu­sic, in­clud­ing Lama Canyon, fea­tur­ing Ley Hill School’s own head­teacher Nigel Hoff on bass guitar, there were science ex­per­i­ments and sto­ries, a soft play area, cir­cus skills work­shop, food and drink, Che­sham Mu­seum dress-up ses­sion, go kart­ing, pet­ting zoo, pony rides, a bouncy castle, karaoke tent, sports, yoga, Zumba, soft­play, hair braid­ing, henna tat­toos and more.

It is hoped the fes­ti­val will be­come an an­nual event.

Two year old Zoe Gan­non tries a spot of draw­ing with aunt Sue Long

LIGHT BULB MO­MENT: Six year old Noah Wat­son makes a per­son­alised lamp­shade. Above, Com­pere Rain­bow Big Bot­tom

Clive O'Sul­li­van en­ter­tains. Be­low, a damp scene at Ley Fest, which was held in the grounds of Ley Hill School

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HATS OFF: Above, Tin­lin en­ter­tain at LeyFest. Be­low, Nick Lind­say of Replica Rock­a­holics en­ter­tains at Ley Fest

ON SONG: Marc Gam­brell of Replica Rock­a­holics

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