Express Performing Arts Academy hosted a special Christmas event and performance. Photo by Terry Moran Photography

The High Park Project and Brighter Living Partnership are presenting the first annual High Park ‘Hodge Podge’ Festival on Saturday 13th August 11-4pm on Russell Road Recreation Ground in Southport. 

The project is funded by the National Lottery’s Community Fund and stewarded via volunteer members of Southport Rotary

The festival has been co-designed with the community and includes live music and performances from the likes of Express Performing Arts Academy, The Dance Place, Spoken Word and Poetry by local residents, The Ametrines, Hayley Murray, Twilight Avenue and stage and sound provided by Live Events Ltd. The event has fairground rides provided by RNM Amusements and Zorbing by iZorbs, food stalls such as burgers and hotdogs from L & L Catering, ice cream from Triviso, Pizzas from Graft Pizza and vegan food by Megafauna, craft and selling stalls from Queens Court Hospice, Eden Events, Black Kat Crafts, Glitter tattoos & Facepaint by Haylea Corfield, Noo Noos bespoke handmade items, Crafts from Glynis Roberts, Crochet by Jenna Maldini and Vintage collectibles from Ruth Thompson.

There will also be a chance to get involved with helping paint a wonderful mural on the old changing rooms with Local Artist Lisa Langan. Project organiser Joe McNulty says “The mural and the festival have been co-designed with local residents so we hope it will bring a splash of colour to the area!”

The festival also aims to provide the opportunity to talk to various charities and community groups representing themselves such as Southport African Caribbean Heritage Association (SACHA),  Friends of High Park Green Spaces, Gymophobics, Living Well Sefton, Brighter Living Partnership, Sefton CVS Volunteer Centre and The High Park Project.

Entry is free but there is a cost for rides, zorbing and food and craft stalls so bring some cash. You can register your interest for the event on the Facebook Event page to subscribe to more updates about which stalls and other features are in store.

For any enquiries or information please email text/WhatsApp 07708 589017

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