Night of Festivals took to the High Street of Hounslow this weekend (25 -26 June) for the second year, building on the popular reception the ArtReach event achieved in 2015.
At 3pm on Saturday 25th, a touching tribute was paid to MP Jo Cox. With Members of Parliament, Ruth Cadbury and Seema Malhotra, in attendance the crowds gathered to celebrate Jo’s life and the values of freedom, democracy and peace she so strongly stood for.
Lively and high quality carnival processions ran throughout both days, featuring community participants who trained with our partners at Mandinga Arts and with expert coaching from choreographer Ella Mesma. Whilst parades focused on the High Street, particularly adventurous animal characters escaped to promenade in the shopping centre!
A big thanks to our partners and the many individuals, participants and volunteers, who invested in making Night of Festivals Hounslow such a spectacular success – Inspire Hounslow, Cultural Community Solutions, London Borough of Hounslow, Heathrow Community Fund, Feltham Arts, Mandinga Arts, Treaty Shopping Centre, London Contemporary Theatre, Hounslow Arts Centre and Stage Right Productions.
We look forward to Night of Festivals Hounslow 2017!
Link to Get West London news item: http://ow.ly/7Lij301IYaf
#NofFestivals will be taking to the streets of Hamburg, Germany as part of STAMP Festival. Then, on 6- 7 August #NofFestivals London will be celebrating the opening of Rio Olympics with a carnival weekend in Potters Field Park – not to be missed!