A festival for Hayley

PUBLISHED: 12:30 05 July 2012

Hayley Dowdell.

Hayley Dowdell.

LoveCreate Festival

A FESTIVAL celebrating music, arts, crafts and dance in memory of Weston-based graphic designer and teacher Hayley Dowdell will be held next week.

The LoveCreate Festival, which takes place on July 14, has been organised in memory of Hayley (pictured right), who died from cystic fibrosis in November last year aged just 27.

Profits from the day will go to The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and LoveCreate is also raising money for the respiratory ward at the Bristol Royal Infirmary to buy life-saving equipment in Hayley’s name.

Hayley’s close friend Laura Brookes, from LoveCreate, said: “Hayley was an amazing person. She loved art, music and enjoying life. LoveCreate will celebrate all of those things as well as raising vital funds to help those living with cystic fibrosis right now.”

The event will feature popular Weston musicians such as Ryan Inglis and bands from Weston College.

There will be street theatre, live graffiti artists, belly-dancing – with the chance to take part in a workshop – plus photography and T-shirt printing.

The daytime festival activities, which will take place inside the Grand Pier, on Weston beach and in Princess Royal Square, will run from 11am-3pm and are free to attend, but will raise money for charity and will include a raffle and workshops.

LoveCreate Live will take place on the Grand Pier from 7.30pm.

The evening entertainment will feature Weston’s Sarah Evans, the Sugarcoated Love Monkeys and special guests Parnell Page.

In addition there will be performances from Bristol’s much-loved Magnus Puto, who will be joined by The Transpersonals and Inn Technicolor. The Rockthabeats street dancers and belly-dancer Stephi Briggs will also be entertaining during the evening alongside guest DJs.

The night will be hosted by Sky Sports presenter Charlie Webster. Tickets, priced £10, are available in advance from www.lovecreatefestival.co.uk or £12 on the night.

For more information about next weekend’s event email faye@lovecreatefestival.co.uk

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