Best Fest, the annual arts festival celebrating the Newington Community is back for 2017. Funded and led by resident partnership Newington Big Local (with additional funding from Orbit and Southern Housing), the event brings local people together to celebrate the community and to have fun. All activities are free and Best Fest 2017 will host over 20 local groups and organisations including Ramsgate Festival, Margate Task Force, Ageless Thanet, Little Stars, Orbit Housing and Sports4 NRG. They are all groups that work effortlessly to make the community a better place.

To add to the fun atmosphere, local bands will be playing throughout the afternoon, visitors are encouraged to bring a blanket and a picnic and Newington Big Local will be providing free food tasting sessions. Young people are teaming up with artist Nova Marshall to showcase teepees they have made to explore themes of love, kindness and to raise awareness of mental health problems for young people. Creative Champion Simone will be running an art stall all about kindness, and Marie will lead the new Thanet Sound Crowd, an intergenerational group of singers, in their first public performance in Newington.

In 2016 over 500 people attended Best Fest and we hope that this number will increase, giving people even more of an opportunity to meet their neighbours.

Free to attend.
 Saturday 22 July 2017, 1-5pm
Location: Princess Margaret Ave, Ramsgate, Newington