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The Waterside Community Links Festival is back

Ethan Hamilton pictured at the Waterside Community Links Festival in St. Columb's Park on saturday. Picture Martin McKeown, Inpresspics.com. 28.7.12

Ethan Hamilton pictured at the Waterside Community Links Festival in St. Columb's Park on saturday. Picture Martin McKeown, Inpresspics.com. 28.7.12

Waterside Community Links Festival will take place on Saturday, July 19, from 12pm to 4pm at St Columb’s Park.

The festival is unique in the area because it involves all sections of the community working together to promote and accept the cultural diversity which exists within the Waterside. This year the band Hitmen will headlining the event.

The Links festival is open to everyone and will promote the projects key message of breaking down the boundaries and segregation by bringing the communities and individuals together for a fun day that the whole family will enjoy.

Events organiser, Louise Moore, who said she is delighted by the past four years, said she could not believe the success of this festival.

“Every year it gets bigger and better. Last year St Columb’s Park was full with people enjoying themselves,” she said.

There will also be a programme of events including salsa dancing, flamenco dancing, the Mandarin Children’s Choir, and this year we are introducing new upcoming local band Foreign Owls.

Entertainment will include face painters, balloon modelling, a shooting sent, bouncy boxing, and a ‘Fly Wall’, bouncy castles, an assault course, slides and there is no entrance fee. There will be beauticians and vintage cars too, and the NIFRS and PSNI will have vehicles, craft workshops running throughout the day to make small crafts.

Food will be available throughout the day with a BBQ on offer, a burger van, tea and coffee van, Dinky Donuts and Ice-Cream Van for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Derry City Council is funding this event.

For further information contact Waterside Area Partnership on 02871 349594.

 

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