Community comes together for fantastic Festival

People enjoyed scorching weather for St Leonards festival on Saturday.

Monday, 2nd July 2018, 11:32 am
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:08 pm
St Leonards Festival 2018. Photo by Roberts Photographic SUS-180207-075523001

The popular community event saw a busy street market taking place at Kings Road and a parade along the promenade to the Warrior Square Gardens festival site.

Hundreds of people enjoyed street arts, great bands, delicious global food, storytelling and comedy during the day-long event.

Six schools and ten local groups, including Section 5 Drummers, took part in the fun.

St Leonards Festival 2018. Photo by Roberts Photographic SUS-180207-075523001

There were performances by Barefoot Opera and Vocal Explosion World Music Choir, the Bangladeshi community and Hastings Gospel Soul Singers

As darkness fell Warrior Square was lit up with a high-tech extravaganza of drumming, giant puppets, illuminated costumes and cutting-edge choreography, when Dundu and the World Beaters performed. There was also a light show in Bottle Alley.

The Festival was organised by 18 Hours Events and sponsored by Hastings Borough Council.

Pictures by Roberts Photographic.

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