Gallery: Knebworth Festival draws to a close this weekend

A VILLAGE’S annual summer celebrations will draw to a close tomorrow night (Sunday) after eight days of festival fun.

Knebworth Festival got underway last Saturday with a fete on St Martin’s Church Green during the day, before a comedy night was held at the village hall.

Visitors were able to enjoy a host of entertainment and activities including a jazz band, bouncy castle, a variety of stalls and a barbecue at the fete, while biting satire and cheeky humour in aid of Knebworth FC was on offer at night.

Other highlights throughout the week have included a four-mile festival walk around the village, a mobile treasure hunt and a concert featuring WGC Male Voice Choir.

Speaking earlier in the week, Knebworth committee chairman Brian Worthington said: “The fete was a real success.

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“Lots of people came and everyone has been enjoying themselves.

“It’s been a good start to the festival.”

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The festival is not quite over yet though as Knebworth Primary School, in Swangley’s Lane, host a fun-packed fundraiser today (Saturday).

Raising funds in order to improve the school’s playground, the event will feature bouncy castles, a tug of war competition, train rides, dance routines, archery stalls and activities.

The fun day takes place this afternoon and finishes at 4pm.

Entry costs 50p for adults, children and concessions are free.

Tomorrow’s finale at Knebworth House will feature a poetry reading by actor Colin Greenslade at 8pm and musical interludes provided by cellist Catherine Wilmers.

For more photos click on the gallery link, top right.

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