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Westbourne Summer Festival took place on 7th June and was attended by over 2,000 people, which is over twice as many as in the previous years!
People of all ages came together to enjoy all that the festival had to offer – and there was plenty to choose from.
Once again the petting zoo and the bouncy castle were a huge success. The drumming circle which featured fifteen drums which festival-goers played with the guidance of teachers was a hugely popular activity and created a lovely beat as people were entering. Acrobats and balloon artists helped entertain the children and there was a range of activities that also took place on the Electrical Barge.
The visitors could also find out about local projects and services at the information stalls, and unwind in the holistic marquee with some yoga and massages. What a day it was!
We can’t wait for the next year!
Mark Sunday 7th June in your diaries for an afternoon of fun and sun at the canalside by the Warwick Estate. As always it will be a day of entertainment run for the community by the community!
There will be something for everyone with food, live music, drumming, yoga, exotic petting zoo, family activities, raffles, face painting, bouncy castle, stalls and much more!
We look forward to seeing you there.
The Stowe Centre runs the Jack Petchy Achievement Award Scheme where young people vote for their peers and decide who gets awarded £200 which then they can spend on training or equipment for the youth club.
Here are the stories of this year’s winners:
Corey, 17, has been a member of the Stowe Youth Club for the past three years. When Corey first started, had confidence issues mainly because of his weight . Corey joined the cooking class which operates every Tuesday, where young people are taught how to cook a healthy meal on a budget. Corey has been volunteering in the cooking sessions for eight months and has changed his eating habits, which lead to weight loss and increased confidence. Since then, Corey has supported and inspired other young people who had similar issues.
Corey used the £200 he was awarded by the Jack Petchey foundation for cooking equipment.
Brenton, 19, has been a member of the Stowe Youth Club for six years. During that time he has taught himself how to write and produce music. He has been volunteering in the MAC room each Thursday and Friday evening for the last 2 years and supporting a member of the youth team in delivering music production classes to young people who attend the youth club.
Brenton has become an accomplished teacher who delivers his support with confidence.
Brenton was awarded £200 and decided to spend the money on new keyboards for the music production class.
Jorden, 17, has been a member of the Stowe Youth Club for 3 years. During that time he has developed a passion for sports, which has helped him to overcome his shyness. In the past 6 months Jorden has been volunteering in the junior group every Monday and Friday, and has grown as a person and gained a lot of confidence. Jorden is now going to college to study sport science.
Jorden was awarded £200 and decided to spend the money on sporting equipment for the youth club.
Co-ordinated by Westbourne Forum the annual Westbourne Festival took place on Sunday 22nd July, and Westminster Academy was very proud to support the event. We were lucky enough to enjoy glorious sunshine for the whole day, and it was a wonderful event for the local community.
There was live music (including Ionie Johnson, Zakri Zulkurnain and Joanna Charafeddine-Akar; all Year 12 students), several food stalls, lots of information stands and community groups, and even a zoo and a bouncy castle!
All the stall holders were extremely friendly, and the canal side venue created a very laid back and relaxed atmosphere. There were lots of families attending, and it was lovely to see people from such an incredibly diverse range of families mixing and sitting together on the grass.
I spent the day interviewing guests and stall holders with the WA Camera Crew, and every single person commented on what a great day it was, and how many friendly faces there were (even the ones painted to look like tigers!).
A big thank you has to go to the absolutely wonderful stewards (ten of which were WA students) for running the event so smoothly and ensuring that everyone was having a good time. And especially to those involved in the planning and organisation, particularly Sara and Geoff. Overall, it was a fantastic day and I really enjoyed being involved in it. Bring on 2015!
Year 12 student, Westminster Academy
After last summer’s beach party, we are moving even closer to the water for this year’s day of fun.
Since Westbourne Green is currently occupied by the Thames Water’s works, the festival will be taking place next to the canal.
Local resident Sara Hamid has been appointed as a Events Coordinator by Paddington Development Trust, and will be very busy over the next months to ensure this year’s festival will be one to remember. Sarah will be working alongside local residents and community organization, as well as City West Homes.
Expect plenty of fun activities for the whole family, sport activities, bouncy castle, musical performances and plenty more!
Our normally spacious hall was jammed packed with excited and chatty children and adults. Creative activities, a dance and movement session, the Easter story and food and drink were shared with a small Easter egg given to every child.
Westbourne Park Family Centre provides a warm welcome to children and their parent carers of 0-4 years old every Tues – Friday from 10.00am-12.00pm during school terms. There is a toy library with 300 toys to play and borrow on Tuesday and Friday, a creative session with a dance workshop on Wednesday and a general play session on Thursday. The drop in sessions cost £1 to attend and is open to all.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 7727 6019 for more information