Music and art extravaganza at LoveCreate Festival

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 July 2012

Volunteers at Weston's LoveCreate Festival. Picture: Tim Jones

Volunteers at Weston's LoveCreate Festival. Picture: Tim Jones

Tim Jones

DANCE workshops, spray-paint artwork and musical entertainment were on show at Weston’s LoveCreate Festival.

The event celebrated music, arts, crafts and dance in memory of Weston-based graphic designer and teacher Hayley Dowdell.

The festival was organised in memory of Hayley, who died from cystic fibrosis in November last year aged just 27.

The event, which ran all day and into the night at Weston’s Grand Pier, the beach and Princess Royal Square, featured popular Weston musicians such as Ryan Inglis and Sarah Evans as well as Magnus Puto, The Transpersonals and Inn Technicolor.

Street theatre, live graffiti artists, and belly-dancing were on display as well as photography and T-shirt printing.

The LoveCreate team has already counted up £11,500 and money is still pouring in.

The grand total will be announced in a few weeks and the money will go to The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

LoveCreate is also raising money for the respiratory ward at the Bristol Royal Infirmary to buy life-saving equipment in Hayley’s name.

The team will also use a small amount of the profit to run the LoveCreate Festival next year to raise more funds.

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Pictures by Tim Jones.

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