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Mavis the Giant leads Hampton Festival Procession

19 September 2017

Hampton Festival took place on Saturday 16th September in Peterborough celebrating the community's 20th anniversary since it was built. 

Despite the rain, the festival was a great success with stalls, activities, singing and music as well as a procession from The Tump to Serpentine Green.

The Hampton Folk Tales procession was created by Eastern Angles, Lamphouse Theatre and Peterborough Presents. Leading the procession was Mavis the Giant - created by residents of Hampton and supporting artists. 

Keely Mills from Eastern Angles Theatre, who helped organise the parade, said: "The whole festival had something for everyone from ages three to 93 and it responded to Hampton brilliantly, especially the Hampton Folktales procession with Mavis the Giant, which had over 200 people there. Throughout the day, we had some lovely comments and great feedback which was much warmer than the weather."

"It felt family friendly and all the different partners really pulled together to make it feel that way. I really hope we can do the festival again and that the weather is sunnier next time!"

Many thanks to everyone involved!