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Communities Gather for Highfields Summer Festival

The 4th Annual Highfields Festival took place this Saturday at Leicester’s Highfields Centre.


Crowds gathered to find community fairs, food stalls, live music and much more! The festival had everything for all ages and with the whole community getting involved it was proved a success. The performances by Shola Ama, Red stripe and Tanni added to the already vibrant atmosphere of the annual festival. Leicester’s singing policeman Kulbinder Rai was also entertaining the crowd with his Punjabi beat. Along with the international foods, face painting and much more.


Priya Thamotheram, a member of the Highfields center, stated the festival ‘gradually built up to be a major event in this area, it’s a lot of different agencies coming together to put on this event to celebrate diversity and unity in the community’. The crowd’s reaction to the live performances showed just how much Highfields is becoming a major even for all the community to attend. The festival was a great opportunity for all to try something new and exciting. The welcoming community encouraged many to attend the spectacular event.


One member of the public said that ‘the nice weather is bringing people out; with nice food and nice music it makes a great atmosphere’. Cllr Abdul Osman stated ‘the local community got together with Highfields community; it’s something that has grown’. Let’s hope that the Highfileds festival continues to grow and becomes bigger and even better next year.

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