THOUSANDS of people basked in the blazing sunshine to enjoy an afternoon of free entertainment to conclude this year’s spectacular Chesterfest.
Funday on a Sunday has been taking place on the Coronation Playing Fields in Hoole for a number of years now, having started as part of the popular Hoolefest.
Last year, The Light Project and churches throughout the city combined forces to launch Chesterfest, for which the fun day provided a fitting and fun-filled climax.
For the second year in a row, the event was blessed with non-stop sunshine as families flocked to the field to form huge queues for activities such as bouncy castles, children’s rides, face painting, craft sessions, biscuIt making and sporting fun.
A main stage had been set up for a programme of events, compered by the Rev Andy Glover and Ed Green, which included music from the likes of YFriday, Fire Escape and the Rhos Orpheus Male Voice Choir and dancing from groups including D4J and Devote.
UK football trickster champion Dan Magness showed off his skills all afternoon and the event concluded with a Chester’s Got Talent competition.
Although the main Chesterfest week has now come to an end, events and gatherings take place throughout the year. For more information, ring 01244 401935 or visit www.chesterfest.org.uk.
A page of pictures from Sunday’s event in Hoole will appear in Friday’s edition of The Chronicle.