Huge fun as BigFeat cel­e­brates lucky 13th year

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

UXBRIDGE High Street was brought to life once again as BigFest came back for the 13th time run­ning.

BigFest 2015, or­gan­ised and run by Hilling­don Coun­cil, saw a va­ri­ety of street theatre per­for­mances and en­ter­tain­ment for all of the fam­ily ar­rive at the town cen­tre.

The pop­u­lar free event took place from noon to 4pm on Sun­day.

It kicked off the coun­cil’s first month­long fes­ti­val Cul­ture Bite, which will see literature, arts and cul­ture events pop­ping up across the bor­ough through­out Oc­to­ber.

Coun­cil­lor Dou­glas Mills, cab­i­net mem­ber for com­mu­nity, com­merce and re­gen­er­a­tion, said: “The coun­cil’s month of cel­e­bra­tions has taken off in spec­tac­u­lar style last Sun­day with the BigFest Street Fes­ti­val in Uxbridge High Street. With plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties on dis­play and a huge turnout, it was a fan­tas­tic time for friends and fam­ily alike.

“BigFest leads on to Cul­ture Bite, which is held through­out Oc­to­ber and will fea­ture some­thing for ev­ery­one, whether you’re into literature, arts or cul­ture.

“We’re invit­ing ev­ery­one to take part in the ac­tiv­i­ties. Come along to the events and get in­volved and we hope to see you there.”

Shop­pers of all ages could en­joy a dress up photo booth, a cir­cus skills work­shop and arts and crafts, as well a cab­i­net of cu­riosi­ties, the coun­cil’s Sto­ryCamp and mu­sic on the Flower Stall Stage.

n FAN­TAS­TIC TIME: (Clock­wise from above) Chil­dren with some panto per­form­ers; deputy mayor John Hens­ley and deputy may­oress Diane Hens­ley; one of the street per­form­ers; Cameron, two, en­joys paint­ing; Jes­sica, six, with nan Sue Sof­flet

Photos by Jake Dar­ling www.buyapho­


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