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Inaugural Spark Festival comes to Slough

James Hockaday

A festival celebrating space and artistic expression in Slough’s town centre proved a hit last weekend.

The debut of Spark Festival included various space-themed art exhibitions and activities across the town centre.

The two-day festival, which started on Friday, December 2, was organised by Slough-based social enterprise Creative Junction as part of the Home Slough art revitalisation project.

The festival was attended by thousands of people and finished with a street parade from The Curve to the town square in which members of the public lit the sky with lanterns to the sound of dhol drummers and an Age UK choir.

It also included pyrotechnics, lighting effects and giant puppets of 18th century Slough-based astronomers William and Caroline Herschel.

Creative Junction director Anna Jones said: “People were really excited and amazed.

“People kept on saying they were just really proud that something positive was happening in Slough that people could be a part of.”


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