Another Successful Watermill Summer Fair

This year The Watermill Theatre’s Annual Summer Fair was blessed in terms of weather and visitors.  The rain clouds kept at bay and well over 800 people flocked to what many describe as the best family day out in the area.  The Aldbrickham band with Marianne Segal created a folk-filled atmosphere where people danced, bought plants, books, bric a brac, cakes and tried to win a coconut or one of the wonderful prizes on the hoopla and the tombola.  The duck race was, as ever, very popular as was the face painting. The Quarter Too Ensemble presented a hilarious 3 man version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Ice creams and Pimms sold in impressive quantities as did the hog roast and salads created by supporters of the theatre. The theatre also received generous support from many local businesses and organisations who kindly donated prizes to the grand draw, making a substantial contribution to the financial success of the afternoon.’

The event, organised by The Watermill Friends, raised in excess of £10,000 Artistic Executive Hedda Beeby said ‘We had such a great time on Sunday. Lots of people were saying that the atmosphere was brilliant and it has to be said that people did seem to be staying longer than usual.  Both lawns were filled with visitors having fun and there were lots of children really getting into the swing of things, which always makes for a good time.’

9 June 2010