The first Brentford Festival took place in 2005
It has grown into a major community event in West London with visitors growing from 3,000 to over 10,000. Held on the first Sunday in September in Blondin Park, this popular event is free to enter and is a community engagement day for all the family. The Brentford Festival gives an opportunity for charities and local businesses to showcase themselves.
Organised and run by a team of volunteers, all profits from each festival are invested into the next year’s events.
Visitors are invited to visit the many eateries, take refreshment and to try out new activities. With a live stage there is an opportunity for local musicians and performers to play to a large audience to gain new followings. Previous events have included a dog show, a petting zoo, a classic vehicles display and Royal Horticultural Society workshops.
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About the organisers
Over recent years Sara Ward and her family have transformed their Victorian terrace house into an urban smallholding allowing them to have the best of both worlds. Nestled in West London, they are living the good life complete with 20 hens, two colonies of honey bees, a fruitful kitchen garden and a micro bakery which is making 30-40 loaves of bread each Friday along with hundreds of sticky buns, cakes and savoury treats.
Friends of Boston Manor
The Friends of Boston Manor are a company limited by guarantee who are based in Boston Manor Park, Brentford and have been major players in organising the Brentford Festival since its conception in 2005. The group of volunteers are the community face of the park organising everything from gardening projects, tennis courts and birthday parties to making cups of tea to the many visitors to the pavilion cafe. All profits are reinvested back into the park.
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Linda Massey, a community champion, has taken the lead with the Brentford Festival since its conception. Linda is also a very active hands on volunteer with many other groups, both sides of the border which include
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