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Music and mulled wine as Queen’s Park winter fair brings festive cheer!

12 December 2016 - 4:00pm

Queen's Park Winter Fair

On Saturday December 10th, the 3rd annual Winter Fair took place in Queen's Park Gardens between 2 and 4pm. As well as mince pies, seasonal songs and a visit from some Festive Donkey's there was a children's lantern parade at 3pm and residents even had the opportunity to buy their Christmas Tree's from a local Youth Project 'Trees4Xmas. Prior to the outdoor WInter Fair there was also a Christmas lunch for over-50s with Queen's Park Community Council in partnership with A2Dominion Beethoven Centre, Open Age, City West Homes and Veolia Environmental UK which was held in St Jude's Hall next door to the park. We were also be joined by the wonderful volunteers from the Community Champions project who handed out a limited number of Winter care packs before the Festive bingo and live entertainment took place. Helping us to 'Wrap' off with our Annual Christmas raffle! We hope everybody had a wonderful time and we wish you all a wonderful winter holiday. 

Local press release -

WITH plenty of fun and games, tasty food and merry music, there were smiles all round at the Queen’s Park Winter Fair.

The celebrations kicked off with an over-50s event in St Jude’s Hall, in Ilbert Street, with live music, festive bingo and a Christmas lunch. Saturday’s fun continued with a fair in the Rose Garden, with gift stalls, mulled wine and musical performances from singer Ellenor Doherty and a local choir. 

The annual event aims to help combat loneliness and isolation among older people during the festive period, as well as bringing together two neighbouring communities, from the Westminster and Brent side of the border.  

Queen’s Park Community Councillor Ryan Dalton, who Chairs the Communication and Events Committee, along with his Vice-Chair Emma Sweeney, who helped to organise the event, said: “The Queen’s Park Winter Fair is a wonderful addition to the council’s event calender and has become very popular among our local residents, especially the over-50s zone as it brings together a variety of organisations such as Open Age, A2Dominion & CityWest Homes, all helping to encourage many of our residents, who may have never even met before to become really good friends, which is very important at this time of year. This event is now in its Third year since the elections and continues to grow. Many residents have commented on the enjoyment of the Festive Donkey's and the Lantern Making Stall which was run by Queen's Park Community Council Director Sam Shippen and the QPCC Council Chair Councillor Susanna Rustin. 

Queen's Park Winter Fair
Merry Christmas in Queen's Park Gardens
Wreath making in Queen's Park Gardens
Samson and Friends in Queen's Park Gardens

For further information regarding the Council's events or to find out more about how to get involved through volunteering opportunities please email: info@queensparkcommunitycouncil.gov.uk