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Thousands enjoy free Highbury fields festival

09:56 26 July 2014

Samba drummers making plenty of noise Pic: Dieter Perry

Samba drummers making plenty of noise Pic: Dieter Perry

Dieter Perry

Almost 10,000 people flocked to Highbury Fields for a free funday of music, dancing and learning.

Festival in the Fields, on July 12, featured a carnival parade, samba band, games, rides and sport – as well special employment services and workshops for people to pick up skills.

Rose-Marie McDonald, who organised the event, said: “There was something for everyone to get involved with at the Festival, from bands, to dance acts to singers.

“While the little ones enjoyed fairground rides, teens and upwards packed the Lifted & Gifted music marquee.

“A highlight on the main stage was singer Adelaide McKenzie. It was just like X-Factor.”

“The Mayor told me this was the best event she’d ever attended on Highbury Fields.”

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