Newington Best Fest is back

Get ready for the Newington Best Fest

The Best Fest in Newington is back for its third year next month.

The festival, held on the green behind Newington Community Centre, will include free interactive activities and entertainment for the whole family. There will also be a chance to see what services are available in the area and what support they can offer.

Created by local residents and supported by arts charity People United, Best Fest has developed from The Best of Us; a project using the arts to tell positive stories about the community and to explore the best of us as human beings.

The first festival in 2015 included ‘We Are Here’, a photographic series at Newington Community Centre, consisting of celebratory portraits of Newington residents, photographed within their own environment.

Each person photographed had been nominated by other residents as contributing to the estate in a meaningful way and by their actions, enriching the community.

Other activities included The Whispering Forest, a unique sonic experience which centred around interaction, storytelling and transformation.

This year the festival will take place on July 22 at the green in Princess Margaret Avenue  from 1pm-5pm. People are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy the music, crafts, sports and stalls.

If you are a local service provider and would like to have a stand at Best Fest email  Liam.clark@redzebra.org,uk