Huge crowds enjoy entertainment at Uppingham Feast

Body art with Olivia, Henry, Joseph and Miranda Hill with Ally and Samuel Seecharan at Uppingham Feast Festival Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150622-095429001 EMN-150622-095429001

Body art with Olivia, Henry, Joseph and Miranda Hill with Ally and Samuel Seecharan at Uppingham Feast Festival Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150622-095429001 EMN-150622-095429001

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Last weekend the Uppingham Feast brought in huge crowds who enjoyed live music, free entertainment and shopping in the Market Square.

Danny Hern, from Rocky Road Music who sourced the music artists for the event said: “We welcomed both primary schools singing a few songs, the bright young talent of Eva Finnemore, aged nine, who performed popular songs on the acoustic stage, we also had impressive performances from ‘together in harmony’ who are a charity raising money for Lee Rigbys family.”

The event also offered workshops, displays, refreshments, a Punch and Judy show, craft fair, and a surf simulator.

Danny Hern said: “We also had local artists The Tin Pigeons with their cool indie folk vibe, plus the Sons of Kilcullen giving us a bit of Irish rock.”

The Parish Church hosted a range of children’s activities including Elsa from Frozen, inflatables, a Viking display, and Beast Hill became home for the afternoon to falcons and alpacas.

Committee member, Lucy Stephenson said: “As ever, it was nice to see and hear the children from Uppingham C of E primary school and Leighfield Academy sing demonstrating the local nature of this event and its holistic approach to appealing to all generations”.

Other artists who performed at the event were Sian Macgill, Guano, Real Monsters, The Likes, and Sarah Bell who organised a flash mob.

Lucy Stephenson said: “The event closed with the Hound Dogs who did not disappoint with a musically accomplished and visually engaging show which provided an appropriate conclusion to what was a thoroughly enjoyable and varied day and evening in Uppingham.”