Fiesta courses a boon for the young
PRICES rise, retail outlets fail, traffic worsens, HS2 threatens and taxes of all sorts seem to rob us of our hard earned pay.
No, we do not often feel that there is anything for which we want to praise the powers that be – that is, until the Hillingdon Fiesta programme came into being.
I don’t know how long it has been running, but it first came to our attention last year, having previously been a well-kept secret, and it is amazing.
It provides affordable entertainment for young people in the borough and is a gift for those of us who try to juggle school holidays with full-time jobs.
There are so many courses to choose from, for the sporty, the arty, the musical. You name it and they have something.
I thought that I might have over-booked my teenager, out of concern for not wanting her to be alone, but I need not have worried. She has done film production, The Voice and now fashion design, and she has loved all of it.
Fashion design deserves a special mention. The design expert leading the course has fired their enthusiasm, and our daughter returned every evening full of ideas and accompanied by the day’s creations, which are really quite impressive.
And parents, don’t be deterred by the odd hours that make taking and fetching tricky. Groups of friends go together to lots of these, and parents