In October 2015 and July 2016 Creative Champions from People United’s The Best of Us project programmed two community arts festivals to bring people together. Best Fest is now an annual free community arts festival full of art, music and fun activities for the whole community to take part in, led by Newington Big Local.
The event brings local people together to celebrate the community and to have fun. All activities are free and Best Fest 2018 will host over 20 local groups and organisations that work effortlessly to make the community a better place. Young people are teaming up with artist Nova Marshall to showcase artwork they have made. To add to the fun atmosphere, local bands will be playing throughout the afternoon, visitors are encouraged to bring a blanket and a picnic.
People United will be running a creative drop-in activity ‘New Town: Under Construction‘ challenging you to create a giant map of your favourite places in Newington.
In 2017 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.