Damp debut for LeyFest
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
HATS OFF: Above, Tinlin entertain at LeyFest. Below, Nick Lindsay of Replica Rockaholics entertains at Ley Fest
ON SONG: Marc Gambrell of Replica Rockaholics