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By Heather Hunter - 1st October 2020 8:00pm
Haddenham Feast Festival 2020 — A Review by Heather Hunter
We made it, be it all online! Thanks to everyone that made it even possible — especially our sponsors.
At our open meeting at the beginning of the year we were poised to launch Year two of Haddenham's Feast Festival with help from a great any local residents. Then Covid-19 struck!
We were determined to be up-beat about the situation, hoping that things would improve. We feel that we have achieved everything that was possible, and the results are on our web site:
We had a good response to our 50-word story competition in two groups. The winners were:
6-9 group — Cooper Doddy, and
18+ group — Chris Wylam.
Congratulations to them both.
The stories will be heard on our partner's Red Kite Radio station, as well as being reproduced in a 'Feast Festival 2020' book.
The Photography competition produced a wonderful selection, with the winners being:
Under-16 — Billy Evans, and
Over-16 — Ann Warburton.
Once again, congratulations to them.
There is great diversity in the art that is presented in the on- line exhibition. We hope to have a physical exhibition of these when the future allows.
Music in the Orchard
The 'Music in the Orchard' was video recorded for us on a very sunny evening on Friday 18th September (something was on our side!) and can be on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ECeRWjrp90.1)
And some Giants came out to play as well. The were prevented from parading, but on view for the weekend, nonetheless.
Thanks to the street food outlets that visited the village hall site on Saturday evening 19th September, an extra night for the Feast Festival.
Unfortunately for the first time for a long time the church service on the green was canceled and the travelling fair did not visit. But even under all the restrictions this year we have seen a vast amount of creativity in the village and confirms there is still support for the Neighbourhood's plan for investment in community facilities to support the Arts.
We hope that, by next year, Covid-19 will be under control but either way we WILL be back next year as we are planning already.
Stay safe until then.
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