Fortnight of fun for community festival

12:42pm Wednesday 27th June 2012

By Clare Buchanan

A fortnight of fun is set to sweep the streets of New Malden for an annual community festival.

A grand parade, boasting colourful and lively floats, bands and costumes to the theme of sport will wind its way up the High Street to launch the Malden fortnight at 2pm on Saturday, June 30.

The first day of events will also include a charity cream tea at the scout hall in Tadworth Avenue after the parade and the start of photography and art exhibitions in New Malden Methodist Church.

Chairman of the Malden fortnight committee Peter Findlater said: "The support from the last couple of years has been fantastic.

"We have events that suit everyone, from watching the parade to a dog show, something for everyone.

"In terms of community support in New Malden we are trying to create a more village-y atmosphere and I would encourage people to come along"

Programme highlights include a craft fair, a day of performances in St Georges Square and displays of fruit, flowers and vegetables for the Malden and Coombe Horticultural Society summer show, on Saturday, July 7.

Residents can also look forward to flower festival displays, a quiz night and performance by the Juniper Hill Blues in aid of the Neil Desai Foundation, all on Friday, July 6.

A sports club open day and dog show in Blagdon Park will wrap up the fortnight of fun on July 15, with classes for pets and their owners including waggiest tail and best dog’s fancy dress.

For a full programme and more information visit maldenfortnight.com.

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