Posted: July 9th, 2012 | Author: Joe | Filed under: Events | Tags: Carnival, Festival, Hayes | No Comments »
Roll up! Roll up! Transition Heathrow hits the Hayes Carnival for our fourth successive year of fun, frolics and frivolity! All, of course, brought to you with minimal environmental impact and maximum sparkle.
Grab some tea and cake from the rocket stove cafe, mix up a delicious smoothie on our bike-powered smoothie-maker, find some fab free clothes in the Free Shop, learn about growing your own food and take some plants away to get yourself started, or join in with some arts and crafts making beautiful things to take home!
And once you’re tired of all that, we’ll be chilling out in the sun (fingers crossed!) by our big top tent, with live bands through the afternoon including local acts ‘Colour Me Purple’ and ‘The Tuts’ as well as our classic mix of folksy goodness – all powered by renewable energy.
We will also be defending our title in the procession, with a hot new upgrade on our bicycle float. We’d really love it if you could join us for the parade – bring your bike and we’ll help you decorate it, so you can join our bike block! We’re going for a Mayan look this year (the theme is 2012, so we’ve chosen the apocalyptic interpretation) – get yourself dressed up or we’ll dress you on arrival. Meet at 12.30 at Hayes End Rec for a 1pm departure – we’ll be with the bicycle sound system! If you can’t make the procession, we’d love to see you through the afternoon in Barra Hall Park!
More information can be found on the Hillingdon Council website here: http://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/index.jsp?articleid=16259
Posted: June 22nd, 2012 | Author: matt | Filed under: Events | Tags: Festival, sipson | No Comments »
It’s time to celebrate the season!
Come and join us at Grow Heathrow for an open day of seasonal delights on Sunday 24th of June from 12 onwards. It’s a great opportunity for a first visit if you’ve never been before and a perfect excuse to come back for those who have.
Fun for all family and friends.
There will be foraging, home made pizzas, picking and eating home grown goodies and general summer revelry.
For directions to Grow Heathrow, click here.
See you all there!! SPREAD THE WORD!
Posted: March 3rd, 2011 | Author: Joe | Filed under: Events | Tags: Festival | No Comments »
All the photos from the day are now up on our flickr site. Check them out HERE
Posted: September 8th, 2010 | Author: Joe | Filed under: Events | Tags: community, Festival, Hayes | No Comments »
In the finest tradition of EMI, and its link with HAYES, the town centre will once again come alive with LIVE MUSIC, ART and CULTURE, as local radio station 91.8 Hayes FM, puts the fun back into our area with a 9-day HAYES TOWN FESTIVAL at the end of SEPTEMBER.
The festival will run from the 18th to the 26th September and will bring together some of the finest local talent from the world of Rock, Pop, Classical, Acoustic, World and Asian music, that also aims to highlight some of the many activities currently being undertaken in the area. The hope is that it will bring more people to the town centre in Hayes.
Its just not about the music, the weeklong event will also offer a fun and exciting line up of activities including workout exercises, dancing, street performers with a varied range of stalls from Hillingdon NHS, Age UK as well Fair Trade from 12 midday to 2pm.
The 9-day festival is being supported by Hillingdon Community trust with support from Hillingdon Training. The programme launches on the 18th with the finest local dance groups, Bollywood Dancers, even a Micheal Jackson dancer, with street performers.
Local MP, John McDonnell, himself a Beatles fan, said, ” From the early days of EMI through to the 1960s when the Beatles records were produced here, Hayes has played a had a place in the history of Rock and Pop and Modern culture”
Sutish Sharma, Manager of Hayes FM, said, “this is a great opportunity for people to watch and hear some of our brightest local talent, as well as people from all over the place to come to Hayes town and connect with the place that for many years was a centre of all that was great about British music, arts and culture”
What makes this programme unique for the area, is that for the very first time, music art and culture is being used to reinvigorate the town, and support local business.
People can tune in on a regular basis for updates by tuning in on 91.8 FM wave band or log on www.hayesfm.org