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Press release: 23 May 2017
Highgate’s Fair in the Square goes ‘Tropical!’ on Saturday 17 June
The Fair in the Square is celebrating the summer with a ‘Tropical!’ theme when it returns to Highgate on Saturday 17 June 2017 from 12.30pm to 5.30pm in Pond Square and South Grove. The annual free event brings together the community and welcomes visitors from beyond for a fun packed afternoon, and this year coincides with the ‘Great Get Together’ weekend, inspired by the Jo Cox memorial celebrations of social cohesion.
Highgate’s local societies, charitable causes, shops and businesses are among over 100 stallholders selling a tempting variety of food, books, crafts, clothing, plants and household gifts. Live entertainment in Pond Square is provided by local schools, dance and music groups and the Pearly Kings & Queens are back this year leading the singalong. Continuing a Fair tradition, the Hornsey School for Girls’ Steel Band will open the Fair and set the “Tropical” mood.
Over at St Michael’s Forecourt the ever popular Sheep Show and Punch & Judy will give rolling shows throughout the afternoon and Jacksons Lane’s renowned circus performers will be running skills workshops. For children there are also traditional fair rides and a Kids Tent with activities led by Mini Mozart Music School and Mini Medics.
St Michael’s Church is serving tea and home baked cakes inside its “Café” where the Choir will give a 3pm performance and a Tower Tour can be booked for spectacular views over London.
The Fair takes place thanks to an organising committee, a large team of volunteers and the generous support from local sponsors. This year’s principal sponsors are Benham & Reeves estate agents, Camden Council, Day Morris estate agents, The Ham&High, Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, Highgate Society, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward estate agents and Streathers Solicitors; major local sponsors are Little London Ballet and Mini Mozart Music School.
If anyone can spare one or two hours to help join the volunteer stewards on the day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also welcoming new volunteers to join the organising committee so please get in touch if you would like join the team.
For up to the minute details please visit www.fairinthesquare.co.uk
Pictures available on request.
Celia Turner, The Fair in the Square
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