PARTY TIME: Fes­ti­vals make the most of In­dian sum­mer

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

CROWDS en­joyed the magic of Uxbridge’s an­nual street fes­ti­val. BigFest brought a host of attractions and ac­tiv­i­ties to the town cen­tre on Sun­day for peo­ple to en­joy com­pletely free.

Now in its 12th year, the fam­ily-friendly fes­ti­val is al­ways a popular event, with shops work­ing to­gether to pro­vide a pro­gramme of mu­sic, the­atre, sto­ries, dance and street art. This year, the most popular attractions in­cluded a tiny the­atre built on a mo­tor­bike side­car and a cin­ema that fit­ted snugly into a wardrobe.

Chil­dren were cap­ti­vated by a sword swal­lower, stilt walk­ers and a ma­gi­cian, and en­joyed tra­di­tional fair­ground games.

Fans of live mu­sic headed straight for the Flower Stall Stage, op­po­site Uxbridge Tube sta­tion, where an eclec­tic mix­ture of acts pro­vided the sound­track to the day, while book­worms in­dulged in a pop-up Lit­er­a­ture Salon. There was also street food for sale.

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Pho­tos by Toby Van de Velde

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