The festival was a great success with music from Zig Duo playing Balkan/gypsy music, Neck - psycho Irish Ceilidh, and jazz from Aydenne Simone with Jazz Culture.
Local children made masks with Mandinga and took part in a colourful carnival procession to the sound of drumming from a bateria band.
The festival showcased some of our ongoing projects with a screening at the Holloway Odeon of Hip Hop Heritage, a film about Rap music made by local teenagers at Cornwallis Youth Club with film maker David Blandy.
The Whittington Grand Hotel, created by local children with Eudemonic, was so successful in engaging the audience in a surreal encounter with its staff that they did not notice the dismal weather!
Mayor Joyti Vaja visited and talked to children and young people about their involvement in the project.
Photographer Ruth Corney visited Whittington Park over a period of several months to take pictures of dogs and their owners. These were displayed at the festival.