Sand­wiches, smiles and sounds in park

Fam­ily and friends tucked in and en­joyed the mu­sic and singers

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - by Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: TRHer­bert

MORE than 1,000 peo­ple joined in the fun at the Lown­des­bourne Town Pic­nic de­spite the over­cast weather.

Rev­ellers en­joyed pic­nics with fam­ily and friends in Lown­des Park and were also en­ter­tained by the tal­ents of pro­fes­sional mu­si­cians dur­ing the pic­nic on Sun­day.

These in­cluded the Flute En­sem­ble Lon­don, Lown­des­bourne Fes­ti­val Wind Quin­tet, Chess Brass and the Lown­des­bourne Singers fea­tur­ing Jess Wills and Ella Dray­cott.

Along with this Poth­war, a mix­ture of lo­cal mu­si­cians and some who had come es­pe­cially from Birm­ing­ham for the event, played a num­ber of tra­di­tional Pak­istani in­stru­ments in­clud­ing si­tar, gharra and flutes.

Kate, one of the or­gan­is­ers, said: “All the mu­sic was greatly en­joyed by the crowds of pic­nick­ers, who were a great mix of all ages and dif- fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties.

“There was also great fun for the lit­tle ones with arts and craft and out­door toys pro­vided by St Mary’s Pre-school.

“A fan­tas­tic af­ter­noon was had by all.

“We were so pleased with the great com­ments from ev­ery­one and how much they loved hav­ing such a re­laxed free event in Che­sham.”

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Fun for all: Left, the Walsh and Davies fam­i­lies got to­gether to en­joy their pic­nic and above, Ben Davies and daugh­ter Hera, 3, get cre­ative at the craft stall

Sweet sounds: Flute En­sem­ble Lon­don and be­low, Chess Brass pro­vided a va­ri­ety of mu­sic for fam­i­lies to en­joy

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