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ORDSALL FESTIVAL SALFORD 2011
 

Star date: 24th July 2011

ORDSALL FESTIVAL CONTINUES TO THRILL

Despite having its budget slashed by two thirds, this year's Ordsall Festival once again hit the heights with music, dance, dogs and `Boy Bots'.

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The sun shone on Ordsall Park yesterday for the annual Ordsall Festival which kicked off with its famous dog show, drawing pooches from all breeds, and beyond, from a three month old tiny little puppy to a huge St Bernard and some friendly Rottweilers.

On stage, top dancers, Company Fierce, opened the programme of all day entertainment which included the Boy Bots dance crew from Eccles, Belly Dancers, complete with toddlers from the audience, and the Creative Writers performing self created songs about Ordsall. And the Ordsall's Got Talent contest gave everyone the chance to be a star.

Around the Park were footy competitions, a pedal power your own smoothie machine, a giant slide and loads of stalls pushing everything from a healthy lifestyle to jewellery made of real sweets. Campaigners from Save Lancaster House (see here) collected lots of signatures for their petition to stop the closure of the Salford homeless hostel, while the Living Tudors encouraged everyone to have a go at some centuries old games of juggling and hoops.

While the budget for this year's Ordsall Festival was slashed by two thirds, it made little difference to the joy, as the non-stop music, dance and entertainment thrilled the community all day long. 

* Main photo shows Company Fierce on stage

Dave Jay wrote
at 15:10:24 on 29 July 2011
Hi Charlene, Could you please us your details as we are already planning next year's Ordsall Festival regards Dave Jay Chair Of Friends Of Ordsall Park
 
Gail wrote
at 21:55:17 on 27 July 2011
Hi Charlene, thanks will pass on to the Friends group who organise it - you might want to email your details so we dont forget you next year - please do that directly from the website - www.friendsofordsallpark.co.uk thanks gail
 
charlene such wrote
at 19:39:46 on 25 July 2011
hi,iv just heard about the festival and i would love to come with my pick and mix sweets trailer for next year if i could? so could you keep me in mind for next year, kind regards charlene
 
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