Smiles on faces of audiences – and festival committee

PERFORMANCES by 37 acts are taking place in eight locations in Town over the coming weeks.

Vocalist Dani Robin, who hopes to have a professional singing career, was one of those performing in the Guernsey Street Festival yesterday. (Picture by Cassidy Jones, 29811086)
Vocalist Dani Robin, who hopes to have a professional singing career, was one of those performing in the Guernsey Street Festival yesterday. (Picture by Cassidy Jones, 29811086)

The Guernsey Street Festival was planned to go ahead last year for the first time but was cancelled due to Covid.

‘It’s turned out to be everything we wanted,’ said festival chairwoman Claire Dawson.

‘We have had great feedback from members of the public as well as shop owners, which is important because it means local businesses are getting support from the festival.’

Alongside the music, the festival features several children’s activities including mystically-themed activities on Saturday such as a fairy door hunt and a fairies, witches and wizards fancy dress contest.

‘The children are encouraged to dress up, with prizes to be won that have been kindly provided by Creasey’s Kids,’ said Mrs Dawson.

There will also be face painting, a dance floor and a colouring station available.

Despite the bad weather on the first day of the festival last Saturday, people still turned up to watch the various performances.

‘There was torrential rain on the first Saturday and I saw two people dancing under their umbrellas.

‘It completely encapsulated what the whole thing is about,’ said Mrs Dawson.

‘My favourite part is standing on the sidelines and watching the public walk past smiling and having a good time.’

Vocalist Dani Robin has been singing for three years and hopes to pursue it as a full-time career. This was her first time performing in Town and she can be seen a total of six times throughout the festival.

‘I was very nervous initially, but its so nice to sing to people other than myself,’ she said.

Miss Robin has sung for local theatre groups Gadoc, MTG and Evoke.

‘I usually perform in pantomimes and plays, so it’s great to actually be able to see the whole audience, and there are great acoustics.’

. The festival continues until 7 August.

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