Devonport Community Festival gets great coverage in The Herald

The Devonport Community Festival recieved great coverage from The Herald running up to the event and after. It was a fantastic festival with over 4000 members of the public visiting the event. We thank Clint Jones for putting on such a fantastic festival! Roll on next year!

Brand new family festival will come to Devonport -

The Herald 1st September 2014

'A BRAND new family festival by the sea will come to Devonport this week.

On Sunday, September 7, live music, craft stalls and a food market will come to Mount Wise Park, nestled between Mutton Cove and Mount Wise outdoor swimming pools.

Devonport Community Festival will be the first event of this scale to be hosted in Mount Wise Park for years. Plymouth City Council’s Sports Development Unit will be promoting sports activity, whilst Everyone Active will be hosting fun and games in the Mount Wise swimming pools.

Live music at the festival comes from local acts including Tom Baker, Lena Smith, Peter Crawford, I Love Amp and Suzie Mac, who has been busy during festival season including performances at Glastonbury.

There will also be a community marquee where local groups will be showcasing their work.

Children’s bouncy castles, face painting and archery are just a few of the family friendly activities available.

The festival will also host Bikespace Kid's Bike Swap.

The festival is being organised as part of a series of community projects being delivered by Devonport Community First Partnership, which is developing a wide ranging programme of community activity for the area.

Clint Jones, Development Manager for the partnership, said: “We wanted to create an event which was accessible for everyone in Devonport, but also showcased what an amazing place Devonport truly is – the view from the park is second to none and we really hope that people will come from all across the city to join us.”

The Festival is being supported directly by the local ward councillors, who are working closely with the Devonport Community First Partnership.

Devonport ward Councillor Mark Coker, said: “All of the ward councillors are delighted to have been able to assist in the creation of what, we hope, will become an annual fixture for Devonport and part of Plymouth’s events calendar.”

The festival is free and opens from 1pm until dusk.

Further details of the festival line up of activities and directions to the site can be found on Devonportlive.com'

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Thousands head to new Plymouth community Fesival

- The Herald 8th September 2014

'MORE than 4,000 people headed out into the sunshine to enjoy a brand new community festival in Mount Wise Park.

Devonport Community Festival brought live music, bouncy castles, face painting and archery to Mount Wise.

The festival was the first event of this scale to be hosted in Mount Wise Park for years, and Everyone Active hosted fun and games in the swimming pools.

More than 35 bikes were exchanged or given away to Devonport residents thanks to Bikespace, and live music came from local acts including Tom Baker, Lena Smith, Peter Crawford, I Love Amp and Suzie Mac, who has been busy during festival season including performances at Glastonbury.

Organiser Clint Jones, from the Devonport Community Partnership, says the festival will return next year, as well as a programme of activities for the summer season to utilise the fantastic outdoor space at Mount Wise.

He said: "We had a really good day. It was great to see the park being used and the feedback we have had from those involved has been really positive.

"We will definitely be doing the community festival again but looking to utilise the park throughout the year, from late spring all the way through to autumn."'

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Festival hits the target

- The Herald 9th September 2014

'MORE than 4,000 people headed out into the sunshine to enjoy a brand new community festival in Mount Wise Park.

Devonport Community Festival brought live music, bouncy castles, face painting, archery and sports in the outdoor swimming pools to Mount Wise.

More than 35 bikes were exchanged or given away to Devonport residents thanks to Bikespace.

Organiser Clint Jones, from the Devonport Community Partnership, says the festival will return next year, as well as a programme of activities for the summer season to utilise the outdoor space at Mount Wise.'

See the article on The Herald website here.

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