Home entertainment at Mundford festival

The Buccaneers at Home Festival, Mundford. Photo: Jon Seymour ANL-151108-131833001

The Buccaneers at Home Festival, Mundford. Photo: Jon Seymour ANL-151108-131833001

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Saturday saw Home Festival return to Mundford for a third year and once again it was an event aiming to be family orientated and a boost to charity.

For 2015, the job of organising the festival fell to Gemma Parnell of Ocean Remix, of Downham.

Diversity at Home Festival. Photo: Jon Seymour ANL-151108-135933001

Diversity at Home Festival. Photo: Jon Seymour ANL-151108-135933001

Shortly after agreeing to take over, Gemma became unwell and everything had to be put on hold.

Gemma made a full recovery of course, but was left with just three months to try and put the festival together.

The event featured a lot of activities for children and adults to do, including inflatable sumo suits (always good for a laugh), a climbing wall, and even a mechanical bull.

There was a variety of food and drinks available on site too, so it was obvious that a lot of planning had gone into it.

Benjamin Bloom performing at Home festival in Mundford. Photo: Jon Seymour

Benjamin Bloom performing at Home festival in Mundford. Photo: Jon Seymour

Entertainment throughout the day was provided by a host of local artists, with a total of 16 acts appearing on stage.

There were also dance workshops with Perri and Jordan from Britain’s Got Talent 2009 winners Diversity, with help coming from Aspire Dance from Norwich.

The dance tent proved to be very popular with the crowd jammed in the whole time it was open.

Introducing all of the acts, and making sure everything went according to schedule was beat-boxer and singer Josh “Differential” Hyland, who also played a set during the show.

Dancers at Home Festival in Mundford. Photo: Jon Seymour ANL-151108-132946001

Dancers at Home Festival in Mundford. Photo: Jon Seymour ANL-151108-132946001

The charities sharing the proceeds for this year we East Anglia Children’s Hospice and Norfolk homeless charity the St Martin’s Trust, two very worthy charities.

The variety of acts put on was great, with something for almost everyone, and there was plenty to keep an aging rocker such as myself happy too, in fact my throat is still quite sore at the time of writing this.

The event was very successful by all accounts, and taking into consideration the time frame in which everything was achieved, it was an astounding achievement.

The festival has been growing steadily and plans for 2016 are already underway, and if anyone is interested in helping, playing or sponsoring the festival, then please get in touch via the website www.homefestival.co.uk and hopefully with a little help, it can be bigger and better.

Penny Hannant on stage at Home Festival in Mundford. Photo: Jon Seymour ANL-151108-131441001

Penny Hannant on stage at Home Festival in Mundford. Photo: Jon Seymour ANL-151108-131441001

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