Last Saturday Wallington was once again host to a fantastic festival showcasing exceptional local musical talent alongside a variety of delicious food. The festival, made possible by a combination of Ric Adams and his team of volunteers, The Brook and the musicians, was a welcome break from the ordinary and will serve to remind everyone just how talented Wallington is.
St Elpheges choir open Wallington music festival in the library gardens.
Although the list of people to thank is too long, special thanks must go Wallington Arms, Sizzle n Shake, Byrnes Pie & Eel House, and The Woodcote Flying Club for hosting the various musical acts. Thanks must also go to Kamsons Pharmacy and Carpenter & Co Solicitors for sponsoring, and the Arts Network Sutton and Gary Mason Charity for helping to fund the event. Excitement for next year has already started, as the festival is set to become an unmissable fixture in the future.
Tom, who was particularly impressed by St Elpheges choir, had this to say about the day as a whole:
‘The festival was a showcase of not only brilliant music and food, but also another example of why Wallington is special. We had a host of musical talent, from Britain’s Got Talent Finalist Wayne Woodward to the young St Elphege’s Choir, each act brought its own flair and really impressed the crowd. I would like to thank everyone involved, especially those behind the scenes without whom the day would not be such a success.’