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Popular family festival returns to Blacon

21 June 2017

Music, theatre and plenty of other exciting entertainment will take centre stage as the hugely popular Blacon Festival prepares to get underway.

The annual summer spectacle, now in its 22nd year, attracts hundreds of families from across the neighbourhood and is recognised as Chester’s largest community-led festival.

Organised by local social enterprise Avenue Services, the exciting event will be opened by Chester MP Chris Matheson and takes place at Queen Elizabeth Fields, Blacon Avenue, on Saturday 1 July from 11am to 3pm.

Visitors will also be treated to performances by local schoolchildren, dance groups and Theatre in the Quarter as well as a demonstration from Blacon Boxing Club and a guide dog presentation.

Among a host of other activities will be an array of stalls offering items including local produce.

Paul Knight, Head of Avenue Services, said: “The Blacon Festival has been entertaining families for more than two decades now and next month’s event promises to be just as exciting.

“A lot of hard work has gone into the planning of this popular event and we are sure everyone who attends will have a great time.”

For more information about the festival, call 01244 305 456 or 01244 305 518 or email sandra.hewitt@sanctuary-housing.co.uk


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