First Street Fest is a hit with young

RUSHDEN, FAIR, Park Road. Street Fest (series of workshops organised by young people for young people) - Hannah Porter 10 (Left), Heather Aldwinckle 20 (Right)

RUSHDEN, FAIR, Park Road. Street Fest (series of workshops organised by young people for young people) - Hannah Porter 10 (Left), Heather Aldwinckle 20 (Right)

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Dozens of young people took part in their town’s first ever Street Fest.

The event was organised by by Rushden charity Fair (Family Action in our Region) and its youth management team and was held at the charity’s base in Park Road yesterday.

About 40 young people aged between eight and 16 went along to the festival of arts activities to try their hand at a variety of sessions ranging from circus skills to DJ mixing.

Jenny Fisk, of Fair, said: “We’ve been really busy and the young people have really enjoyed themselves. We’ve had lots of laughs and plenty of smiling faces and this is what Fair is all about.

“We’ve had lots of people taking part in the graffiti art session, we’ve had a very successful drama group and the DJ mixing, which has been run by two young people from Rushden Community College, has also been a hit.

“We’ve also found the beauty and nails and the trashion session, where young people are taught to remodel clothes, have been attracting lots of people.”

Among the other visitors to the event was Rushden mayor Janet Pinnock, who spent about an hour at Fair trying out some of the activities on offer.

Miss Fisk added: “I’m really proud of the young people in our youth management team for the fantastic contribution they made to Street Fest.

“All the activities on offer were things they had chosen and they clearly made the right decisions because the sessions have been so popular.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing what ideas they come up with next.”