Beeston Festival bounces back

After a gap of 27 months, Beeston Festival returned on Saturday (18 September 2021) and the crowds flocked to a sunny Cross Flatts Park to enjoy the show.

Mark Day, Secretary of the volunteer organising committee said:

“It’s been a long while since our last festival and was good to be back. I think it’s the busiest I’ve ever seen it! It’s what the community needed after a tough year and a bit.”

Photos by Kren Cooper and Jeremy Morton

There was a lot of love for the festival on social media. Ann-Marie Warner perhaps summed up many festival-goers feelings when she wrote on Facebook:

“Beeston Festival you was absolutely fantastic, the best yet. The organisers did a fab job gave something to everyone.”

The many responses included:

“Loved it. Especially after the past year. Great to see it back. A big thank you to all the organisers and performers.” Karen Strong

“One of our highlights of the year, love being part of such a diverse community.” Helen Birch

“The organisers should give themselves a pat on the back and have a well deserved sit down.” Dan Chadwick

“The best festival ever.” Huazhu Liu

“Totally agree! We all had a lovely day.” Sinead Egerton

“Loved the performances especially the Honey Birds. Thank you to the organisers.” Susan Murray

“It was awesome.” Zariat Mahmood

“Well done to all the organisers, great stalls, very entertaining performances, and amazing weather. Lovely to see so many people enjoying themselves.” Sue Backhouse