First Street Fest Success!

The heart of the world’s first Garden City came alive on Saturday 10 July with music, dance and drama for Letchworth’s first-ever Street Fest.

Many congratulations to the organiser, Town Centre Manager Lee Boswell, for masterminding such a spellbinding day. Letchworth’s first-ever Street Fest brought together over 50 acts to perform on seven ‘live’ stages scattered across the Garden Square Shopping Centre, Eastcheap and Leys Avenue.

Fresh from his appearance on Channel Four’s ‘Big Brother’, Titan The Robot took centre stage in Leys Square, thrilling the crowds with his synchronised routines and scintillating small talk.

First and foremost on the music front, Letchworth bands and performers featured prominently in an eclectic programme across all genres from The Mighty Wonderfuls, Donna MacKay and Tony Weedon to Letchworth City Chorus, Priscilla McCarthy and the wonderful Winter School.

It was the first time such a large-scale extravaganza had been attempted since the Summer Fun Day and ‘Make A Big Noise’ celebrations of the Garden City’s Centenary year, back in 2003. What’s more, Street Fest proved to be another massive hit with the public.

It was one of those days when the sun shone brightly, young families gathered in the Leys Square to enjoy the fabulous new fountains (not forgetting free face-painting and storytelling too). Others sat back, chilled and just took in the feast of free entertainment of Letchworth’s first (and certainly not the last) Street Fest!

Click here for more photos taken by professional photographer Paul Winterton.

Visit You Tube to see a video of Titan in action in Leys Square - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzyTwOcytGo

Headline Act Titan The Robot fresh from his Big Brother appearance.
Titan The Robot thrills the crowd in Leys Square, Letchworth Town Centre
Bang On! First to perform on The Comet Stage in Leys Square.
More percussive entertainment with Bang On's Dave Smith assisted by a member of
Letchworth Garden City's very own The Winter School first to perform on The Davi
Leys Square is filled with song from The Letchworth City Chorus led by founder T
Grunge power trio Spiked - A Major find on The David's Music Stage
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