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Rain fails to dampen Cricklewood’s annual festival

PUBLISHED: 17:38 12 September 2016 | UPDATED: 17:38 12 September 2016

Children with their art creations at Cricklewood Festival, the workshop sponsored by Thameslink.

Children with their art creations at Cricklewood Festival, the workshop sponsored by Thameslink.

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The rain dampened no-one’s spirits as the annual Cricklewood Festival got underway.

Cllr Ahmed Parvez with the Friends of Gladstone Park at Cricklewood FestivalCllr Ahmed Parvez with the Friends of Gladstone Park at Cricklewood Festival

Now in its fourth year the event was opened up by young band members from Hampstead School who kickstarted an afternoon of musical entertainment which included headliners, the Kings Parade.

With a range of food, children’s activities and stalls, the day was a resounding success.

Friends of Gladstone Park used the event to launch their plant pledge. to encourage residents to contribute to their walled garden.

Local resident Osita Udenson said: “It was really good. It rained all day but despite that people came. We salvaged as much as we could. The entertainment was great, so was the food. Everyone just got on with it.”

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