Your news: Crawley Festival is a hit

Crawley Festival, Memorial Gardens. Pic Steve Robards SR1715853 SUS-170307-112203001
Crawley Festival, Memorial Gardens. Pic Steve Robards SR1715853 SUS-170307-112203001

A huge range of attractions and a great turnout helped make this year’s Crawley Festival one to remember.

Tony Witton, chairman of the organising committee, said it had been a fantastic festival.

Crawley Festival, Memorial Gardens. Pic Steve Robards SR1715890 SUS-170307-112055001

Crawley Festival, Memorial Gardens. Pic Steve Robards SR1715890 SUS-170307-112055001

“It was probably the best one we’ve ever had to be honest,” he said. “The weather was great, we had hundreds of people - thousands throughout the whole week. We had a fantastic programme.”

The Mainstage event was a particular highlight, with live music, dancing on stage, street theatre, and cooking tips and food tasting courtesy of the Cultural Kitchen.

“Seeing the whole park bathed in sunlight and shoulder to shoulder with local people, choirs and schools singing and performing on stage - that was the highlight for me,” said Tony.

“We changed the committee this year, and I took on the chairmanship.

Crawley Festival, Memorial Gardens. Pic Steve Robards SR1715950 SUS-170307-111936001

Crawley Festival, Memorial Gardens. Pic Steve Robards SR1715950 SUS-170307-111936001

“It felt like a team effort - it’s a good committee and they work well together. It made me really proud.”

He said the festival will be back next year - the committee is due to meet up in a few week’s time to discuss how this year’s event went. Once that’s done, they will get straight on with planning for 2018.

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