2012

This event was officially recognised as one of the Bucks Olympic Live Sites and featured an 80ft LED ‘Big Screen’ Broadcasting the London 2012 Olympic games live including Women’s Boxing, Sailing, Badminton, Women’s 400m finals and Men’s 100m finals.

The festival also had a surprise visit from the competing olympians from St. Vincent!

The event was, as always, a free family fun day for anyone to attend and enjoy the vibrant performances, colourful parades and learn a variety of activities happening within the area. The event also provided as a platform to showcase local young musical talent, with performances by visiting professional artists. The activities planned encouraged the community to take part in dancing, sporting activities and generally celebrating diverse cultures.

Despite the occasional showers, Wycombe Steel Orchestra continued to play and keep the public’s spirits. They were accompanied by the colourful procession around the festival with colourful carnival costumes.

Both children and adults alike had the opportunity to try sports they would not normally take part in. All activities were free and ran until 6pm and the festival continued until 10pm, finishing with the men’s 100m final. There was music and entertainment on stage and stalls selling food and drink

Wycombe Steel Orchestra

Judo

Audience joining in!