Pictures: Jester Festival in Fortune Green enjoys 43rd year
PUBLISHED: 13:02 06 July 2015 | UPDATED: 13:02 06 July 2015
Revellers managed to dodge the patches of rain over the weekend as the annual Fortune Green Jester Festival enjoyed its 43rd year.
The Jester Festival
West Hampstead's annual Jester Festival was officially opened by Mayor of Camden Cllr Larraine Revah, pictured here with Janet Redder of the Friends of Fortune Green. Picture: Polly Hancock
The Lib Dem cake stall. From left, Nancy Jirira, Gillian Rosso-Gill, Cllr Flick Rea and Keith Moffitt. Picture: Polly Hancock
Eleanor Roberts (11) tries her luck on the Conservatives Lollipop Wheel. Picture: Polly Hancock
The Gillian Winn dance school dancers prepare to dazzle on the Main Stage. Picture: Polly Hancock
Revellers enjoy the acts on the stage. Picture: Polly Hancock
Tulip Siddiq MP at the Labour Party Tombola (she walked away empty handed). Picture: Polly Hancock
Daisy Holmes, aged 3, enjoys one of the children's fairground rides. Picture: Polly Hancock
Main stage act Florence Joelle. Picture: Polly Hancock
The weekend saw hundreds turn up over Saturday and Sunday, with live music, children’s rides and a big climbing wall providing fun for all the family.
Stalls included arts and crafts, bric-à-brac, books, homemade baked goods, potted plants, and mouth-watering international food.
Cllr Flick Rea, Lib Dem representative for Fortune Green, said: “The day went very well and although it started spitting with rain, in the end we had two great sunny days.
“We’re in our 43rd year now and it’s still an event that families really enjoy. We had a great turnout and we try and improve it every year.
“This year, by accident, we had a very big climbing wall which the little ones just loved.
“Children were also queuing up to be taught by our circus skills trainer.”
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