White City's Big Day Out is a Huge Success

Crowds take to the streets to enjoy our annual festival

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After early rain, the sun came out for the crowds flocking to the W12 Festival on Sunday, which was officially opened by H&F's Mayor and local councillor Mercy Umeh.

Mercy Umeh

The festival, which took over Australia Road and the surrounding area, was also attended by Hammersmith MP Andy Slaughter, seen here enjoying a stall selling Mansaf, Palestine's favourite food, with all proceeds going to Gaza orphans' fund.

Andy Slaughter at W12 Festival

There was music on two stages from a line-up including White City's Elvis, Ashleigh Ashley, Asha Heights, Angel, Ad Harris, Suffice, Dan Glover, Maddy Carty,steel pan player Michael Olivier, Floyd Parris and Cats on Ladders, plus lots of other up and coming talent including Oscillations, a band made up of clients of the mental health team at St Mungo's Broadway.

Oscillations

There were also a variety of information and food stalls,table top sales, belly dance workshop, a dog show and kidzone with fun and games including a football challenge run by the QPR Community Trust which had over 80 young people taking to the pitch.

Football Challenge at W12 Festival

Afterwards, the local Twittersphere declared the day, organised by Our Big Local and local sports and arts charity The Whole Picture, a massive success:

Team White City ‏@TeamWhiteCity
Congratulations @OurBigLocal and @WholePicture1 on a fantastic W12 Festival yesterday.

BridgingTheGapCourse ‏@BTGcourse
Had a great time at W12 festival. Got COMPLETELY soaked but worth it in the end 2 meet all the amazingly people I had the privilege 2 today

whitecityyouthcentre ‏@whitecityYC
What an amazing day. The W12 festival was excellent despite the early rain!! Congrats to all that took part.

Organisers Our Big Local also took to Twitter:

Our Big Local ‏@OurBigLocal
So glad that horrible rain stopped & the sunshine came out for all in Wormholt & WhiteCity today! Massive thanks to all volunteering! xx

Ferris Wheel at w12 Festival

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