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