Stockport Express

The world comes to New Mills for festival


A MUSIC festival with an environmen­tal message will celebrate its 25th year.

The One World Festival will be held at High Lea Park, New Mills, on July 4 from midday to 6pm.

This year the line-up of acts includes Natalie Joan, who has written songs for ITV show Vera, folk musician Richard Lomax and festival favourites White Van Man.

Guest speakers include Stockport for Peace and Moors for the Future, plus there will also be stalls to browse.

Since its first event in 1990, which was organised by CND groups in the area, the festival has grown to attract thousands of visitors each year.

In celebratio­n of the 25 years individual­s and organisati­ons have painted 25 canvases depicting what the One World festival means to them to be displayed at the festival.

Volunteer Barbara Walmsley said: “It’s the people of New Mills that make the event special, they come along every year and love it. It’s part of the DNA of New Mills.

“The original ethos of the stalls was they were non-profit making, voluntary organisati­ons with a campaignin­g element, this is still largely the case.”

 ??  ?? Dancer Danny Henry at last year’s event
Dancer Danny Henry at last year’s event

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