Huge festival at Clooney Park West

ALL roads lead to Clooney Park West this Saturday for a groundbreaking festival.

Waterside Area Partnership’s project Waterside Links is hosting a massive event on Saturday from 12.00 – 6.00pm at Clooney Park West.

This festival is unique in the area because it involves all sections of the community working together to promote and accept the cultural diversity which exists within the Waterside.

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This festival is open to everyone and will promote the projects key message of breaking down the boundaries and segregation by bringing the communities and individuals together for a fun day that the whole family will enjoy.

The Community Liaison Officer, Louise Moore who is organising the event is delighted that communities and individuals are participating in the event by organising their own stalls for the event, for example cakes, craft, bric-a-brac and even a few games.

She added: “We can confirm that a taster session will be running between 2pm and 3pm with food from 22 nationalities from all over the world. There will also be a programme of events including Hamilton Flute band, Beyond Skin Multi Cultural Band and Harmonicity Interactive Band who will close the programme by interacting with the audience, so why not come and test your musical abilities?”

Also in the programme are dancers from various countries. For entertainment value there will be a Rodeo Bull on the day, or if your not afraid of heights why not try out the bungee trampoline, there are also bouncy castles, an assault course, slides, inflatable football table, and loads more to enjoy on the day. There is no entrance fee to the event but young people can pay 2 which enables them to go on all the activities as many times as they want!

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A balloon release will be held at approximately 5.30pm and whoever’s balloon goes the furthest wins a prize.

There will be beauticians on the day to pamper the ladies and for the men we have a Vintage Car display, the Fire Brigade will be present with their fire truck, police with their cars or motorbikes, the Army Cadets are bringing a climbing wall and the Air Cadets/ RAF are hoping to bring a Hunter Fighter Jet to the Festival.

Food will be available throughout the day with a BBQ on offer, a burger van, tea and coffee van, dinky donuts and ice-cream van for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Louise Moore concluded: “The Festival is about making a mark on the Waterside area. It will hopefully be a day of laughter, enjoyment but most of all about coming together as a whole.”

Waterside Area Partnership would like to thank Peace III Building Positive Relationships at the local level for funding this project.

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