The Andover youth festival, A-Fest, which returned to the High Street for its eighth year yesterday (Sunday May 8) was a huge success with dozens of people enjoying the activities.
The event showcased incredible opportunities for young people in Andover, highlighting the range of youth provision in Andover, including martial arts, arts and crafts, dance clubs and more.
Check out our gallery above to see all the latest photos from today’s events.
Dmitrijs Meiksans and Katherine Bird were the co-organizers of the festival.
Bands represented at the festival include: DMK Potential; Isle of Wight Hampshire Youth Commission; Unity Youth; Andover Mind; Andover Girlguiding; Yellow brick road projects; Youth in small groups; Koala Community Center; Life Bus; Everything tied by Louise; Andover Community Events; Andover Museum; Martial Arts Matt Fiddes; Merry Go Round Storytelling; Purbeck Ice Cream Van; Sweet Ideas; Kerry cakes; Steve’s 3D printing; The Geek Emporium; Nigel’s artisan pizza kitchen; Sights of the junction road; Support Oak Purple; and the Chapel Arts Studio.
Alongside the stands, a fire engine, petting zoo, face artist, storyteller, well weaver, attractions and live music from the A-Fest stage filled the main street with plenty of activity for the whole family. family. Music slots were filled by Mad Melodies, Lani Clayton, Andover Youth Choir, Nuno and Beth Smith
A-Fest has been supported by Test Valley Borough Council, Hampshire County Council, Andover Town Council and the Test Valley Arts Foundation, alongside Love Andover and InAndover.
The announcer’s photographer, Sean Dillow, was out shooting and putting together this fantastic selection of photos to capture the day. Spot someone you know?
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