Search

GALLERY: Samba dancers and Brazilian music entertain at Primrose Hill Fair

15:33 09 June 2014

The Paraiso School of Samba, band and dancers open the fair. Picture: Mark Hakansson

The Paraiso School of Samba, band and dancers open the fair. Picture: Mark Hakansson

Archant

Samba dancers and Brazilian music managed to keep most of the rain at bay on Saturday as thousands attended the annual Primrose Hill Fair.

Themed to match the upcoming football World Cup, the fair in Chalcot Square was opened by Camden’s new mayor-elect Cllr Lazzaro Pietragnoli and organised in keeping with its “traditional village fair” feel.

Coconut shies, food stalls and Punch and Judy shows kept people of all ages entertained while samba dancers brought the colour and pageant to the square.

All money raised from the day’s activities went to the Primrose Hill Community Association (PHCA).

Mick Hudspeth, centre manager of the PHCA, said: “Despite the forecasts, the weather was great and a few thousand people turned up.

“We had a great Brazilian theme to tie in with the World Cup which went down really well.

“We’ve been hosting the fair in Chalcot Square for some 30 years now and have had great support from our volunteers and local businesses, so a big thank-you must go to them.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

43 minutes ago
Cllr Stephen Stark

Camden’s Labour group have furiously rejected claims they have not shown enough support to the Jewish community in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks.

08:00
Tutor Terri Murray, with former students Kain Egan and Mabel Evans at Hampstead Fine Arts College. Picture: Polly Hancock

Two former Belsize Park pupils are set to launch the UK’s first billboard advertising campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM).

10:00
Sophie Leigh, Tara Skok and Molly Townshend, all 17, with Marjorie Wallace, headteacher Barbara Elliot and artist Richard Crawford. Picture: Polly Hancock

Pupils have handed over a cheque for more than £500 to the founder of a mental health charity.

Yesterday, 23:37
Nurses and midwives form a picket line outside the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead during industrial action last October. Picture: Polly Hancock

Planned strike action by health workers in a row over NHS pay has been suspended after a breakthrough in talks.

Most read news

The iPhone maker smashed financial records and expectations when it announced its latest round of results.

14 office blocks have all been legally protected from demolition because apparently, they’re of “special interest” to the country.

Fans of cool pictures of fire – this one’s for you.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder