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First year of the Enchanted Children’s Festival takes place in Orpington

PUBLISHED: 07:00 06 June 2018

The festival was set in the Priory Gardens in Orpington. Picture: Completely You Events

The festival was set in the Priory Gardens in Orpington. Picture: Completely You Events

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Children were invited to explore their imagination at the inaugural Enchanted Children’s Festival.

The festival saw free arts, an exhibition and special appearances. Picture: Completely You EventsThe festival saw free arts, an exhibition and special appearances. Picture: Completely You Events

Families enjoyed a day of free arts and activities in the Priory Gardens, Orpington, as well as a crafts and sports area and an arts exhibition in The Great Hall, which included work from the likes of Sir Peter Blake.

A range of workshops were available whilst a tug of war tournament and a penalty shoot-out entertained budding athletes.

Saturday’s other highlights included an appearance from Michael De Souza, the man behind Rastamouse, several performances and the Recycled Music Wall.

The Yoko Ono inspired Wish Tree saw festival-goers invited to write down their hopes and dreams and tie them to the branches of an olive tree.

A range of activities were on offer/ Pciture: Completely You EventsA range of activities were on offer/ Pciture: Completely You Events

Organiser Embla Gisladottir, of Bla Bla Productions, said: “We are delighted with the outcome and the turnout for the first year of Enchanted Children’s Festival. The feel throughout the whole day was incredibly uplifting.”

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