A Christian youth festival on Saturday 15 May, 2pm to 9pm, with workshops in hip hop dance, puppets, circus skills, drumming, football and basketball, promises to be bigger and better than ever.
The Mix Festival, organised by Claire Camm with a team of volunteers from West Swindon Churches and youth charity ncounter, will also include singing workshops, cookery and craft workshops, community and food stalls and a cafe.
Claire said, “we aim to bring the community together, provide opportunities to learn and develop new skills and give young people a showcase to perform.”
A highlight of the day will be a performance by youngsters from Crowdy’s special school. It ends with performances by two local bands, Hero Nextdoor and Dominic French.
The last two Mix festivals have each attracted 500 people and Claire hopes more will attend this year. “I’m excited because it’s a great way for the churches to build links with the local community.
The festival takes place at the Holy Trinity Church, Shaw and in the adjacent field. It’s open to all ages. Entry is £1.
Pictured: Launching The Mix last year, Claire and Rev Ann Carter, centre, Jack the Juggler with participants