For the sixth consecutive year, the Highfields Festival took place at Highfields Centre on Saturday 13th August between 11am and 5pm.
This year’s Festival was located indoors and it proved to be a joyous and entertaining event, with over 1,000 people attending throughout the day!
The event was free and the activities and taster sessions for children, young people, adults and elders were fully enjoyed by all participants, with 98% of attendees evaluating the event as very good to excellent – indeed, 76% stated it was excellent!.
The Centre’s Main Hall stage featured some scintillating live performances by our regular and popular local artists and the finale showcased the Highfields Centre Music Project’s young performers who received a well deserved and rapturous applause for their spirited rendering of their self-produced music and songs which highlighted the Festival’s theme of ‘Celebrating Diversity and Unity in our Community’. Various information and community stalls, together with the tasty Asian and African-Caribbean cuisine food helped to provide the mental and physical nourishment for all attendees!
Jon Ashworth, Leicester South MP who attended on the day said the Festival was another example of the excellent work conducted by Highfields Centre and hoped that its work would be supported by all the major funding agencies in this city.
Festival attendees also said:
“It was an excellent event, especially because it went ahead when faced with all the challenges!”
“It was excellent and very welcoming to everybody and hope you do it again.”
“It was excellent and very friendly and great to see local communities sharing their talents, with great opportunities to see and enjoy Highfields Centre.
Senior Joint Head of Centre
0116 253 1053