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Sun shines on 10,000 visitors to Alban Street Festival
St Albans came alive with 10,000 visitors watching street performers and live music at the sunny Alban Street Festival in St Peter’s Street on Sunday.
Festival-goers enjoyed family entertainment, arts and crafts activities together with food from the many stalls lining the street.
Among the attractions laid on for children were a small sandy beach, a climbing wall, face painting, balloon modelling, story telling and street magic. During the day, visitors also helped to create a roman mosaic on the pavement in front of the Town Hall.
The Alban Street Festival marked the finale of an action-packed Alban Weekend of entertainment in the city and is provided by the district council. It followed on from the Alban Pilgrimage, the St Albans Folk Festival and the Sandridge 900 Midsummer Gala, which all took place on Saturday.
The Mayor of St Albans, Geoff Harrison, attended the festival to launch the community fundraising campaign for "renaissance: St Albans" museum and gallery project.
This is part of the the council, St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust and the University of Hertfordshire plans to raise funds to transform the Town Hall into a new museum and gallery.
Mayor Harrison said: "St Albans was a very exciting place this sunny weekend, with the Street Festival, Pilgrimage, Folk Festival and the Sandridge 900 Midsummer Gala all taking place. I was proud to show off our City to the visitors from Worms and want to thank everyone who helped make Alban Weekend such a success."
The entertainment during the day was programmed by 1Life on behalf of the council.
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