Lincoln Court and Clooney festival gets underway

Pictured at the launch in the Lincoln Courts Community Centre of the Waterside Communities Connecting Festival, which will be held in the grounds of Ebrington Primary School this week were, from left, seated, Alison Wallace, Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership, and John McClay, Lincoln Courts Community Association, standing, Seanan McAleer, Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership, Billy Hutchman, Lincoln Courts Community Association, Betty O�"Reilly, Clooney Residents Association, Gerartdine Boggs, DSD, funders, and Christine Hart, Bond Street Residents. INLS2715-163KM
Pictured at the launch in the Lincoln Courts Community Centre of the Waterside Communities Connecting Festival, which will be held in the grounds of Ebrington Primary School this week were, from left, seated, Alison Wallace, Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership, and John McClay, Lincoln Courts Community Association, standing, Seanan McAleer, Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership, Billy Hutchman, Lincoln Courts Community Association, Betty O�"Reilly, Clooney Residents Association, Gerartdine Boggs, DSD, funders, and Christine Hart, Bond Street Residents. INLS2715-163KM

The joint Lincoln Court and Clooney summer community festival gets under way in the grounds of Ebrington Primary School this Wednesday, July 8, and runs until Friday, July 10.

All the action will be taking place in a community marquee with stacks of activities on offer in this family-friendly event.

The event’s been organised by the Lincoln Court Youth and Community Association and the Clooney Estate Residents’ Association.

The full programme is as follows.

Wednesday, July 8

Kids Corner 2pm - 5pm; Space Camp 2pm - 5pm; BBQ 2pm - 5pm; Movie Night 7pm - 9pm Big screen - showing Paddington Bear; tuck shop - all day

Thursday, July 9

Bouncy Castles, Foam Pit, Bungee, Trampolines etc 2pm - 6pm; Arts and crafts 2pm - 5pm; Nail Painting/Art 2pm - 5pm; Storytelling bus 2pm - 5pm; Game on 6pm - 9pm; STEM aware workshop 6pm - 9pm; iPad workshop 6pm - 9pm; Segway Express 6pm - 9pm

Friday, July 10

Master of ceremonies, Nigel Gardiner; Inflatables 2pm - 6.30pm; Tea Dance and Bingo 2pm - 5pm; Live music, Light lunch provided; BBQ 5pm - 6.30pm, Kabalikat Workshop/food demo; Sarika Shah - Henna Tattoo; Darren Milligan, Piper 5pm - 5.30pm; Caw Flute Band, 5.30pm - 6pm; and Lindsey Mooney Band, 6pm - 6.30pm

Community police will be in attendance from 2pm to 6.30pm on Friday for bike safety.

Come along and have your bicyle marked by the PSNI for theft prevention.

After the festival the associations will be also running a series of summer day trips.

The trips are to Lurgybrack Farm, July 14; Belfast Zoo, July 15; Tropical World, July 16; W5 Odyssey Arena, July 17; Dundonald Ice Bowl, July 20; Bowling Alley, July 21; Portrush/Portstewart, July 22; Leisureland Redcastle, July 23; Bundoran, July 24.

For photographic coverage of the festival see next week’s paper.

Pictured at the launch in the Lincoln Courts Community Centre of the Waterside Communities Connecting Festival, were, from left, seated, Alison Wallace, Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership, and John McClay, Lincoln Courts Community Association, standing, Seanan McAleer, Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership, Billy Hutchman, Lincoln Courts Community Association, Betty O’Reilly, Clooney Residents Association, Gerartdine Boggs, DSD, funders, and Christine Hart, Bond’s Street Residents. INLS2715-163KM