The Festival

Where to begin? Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered, performed and supported Vai Tolworth! Brazilian Festival. There was such a buzz in the Club grounds and it was fantastic to see so many people sharing creatives ideas and experiences.

Fantastic food and drink by The Lamb Events Bar and Daise's Kitchen

The stage came to life with rhythms and dancing from professional and school groups, whilst in the grounds there were opportunities to learn Capoeira, drumming and creating silk screen notebooks with Kinetika.

Public drumming workshop with PMC Capoeira

The Festival also welcomed local Brazilian traders and artists to have a stall to promote their products and crafts. One trader said:

Being part of such a festive and joyful event was a great privilege and experience and I thank you for the opportunity.

Local primary schoolchildren who had taken part in workshops throughout September performed on the day, demonstrating some fantastic new skills and beautifully designed recycled costumes, made in workshops with Taru Arts.

Local students demonstrating their new costumes

Brilliant images by photographer Stuart Tree below: