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Westival Brings In The Crowds
07-12-2016

Nearly 4,000 people enjoyed a day of festive fun on Braunstone Gate at the end of November and got to meet the LCFC legend Steve Walsh.

The Winter Westival community street festival was kicked off by 'Walshy' around noon, and people from the West End and beyond got shopping in the festive market for local crafts and tasty treats, having a ride on the funfair, listening to the local bands playing live and meeting the Winter Westival ice queen on stilts!

A group of local volunteers (and staff from the shops and venues along Braunstone Gate) has been working since to June to put the festival together, as part of the wider Braunstone Gate Places for People project.

The festival hosted lots of fantastic local craft sellers, as well as children?s activities from The Polish Mums and Children's Centre, and Cultivating Communities who helped 100s of children make wooden reindeer decorations. Local musicians and performers included The Heartland Roots Band, while 'Punky Hoops' provided an illuminated hula-hooping and fire-eating finale.

Christina, local resident and volunteer festival organiser, said: 'It's been great to get to know people in the local area, and the day has had a really friendly atmosphere, with great live music and street entertainment'.

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