Oakham Metropolis Council hosts free household music festivals in Cutts Shut over the financial institution vacation weekend

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Oakham City Council hosts free family music festivals in Cutts Close over the bank holiday weekend

Free family music festivals drew large crowds on Sundays and Monday holidays.

Oakham Town Council organized a series of events at Cutts Close this summer, culminating in a two-day festival over the long weekend.

In addition to music from Vesper, CJ Hatt Music, The Top Banana Band, Funked Up-Band and Freudian Slippers, there was also a bar from The Grainstore Brewery.

Stands were held by companies and organizations. Photo: Adam Lowe

Businesses and charities were given the opportunity to host free booths as the city council continues to support them on their path to recovery from the pandemic.

Free rides for children and a Punch and Judy show by Adam Lowe added to the family-friendly atmosphere. A face painter was employed by children.

Oakham Mayor Zoe Nealson said she was happy with how the weekend went.

Big crowd.  Photo: Adam LoweBig crowd. Photo: Adam Lowe

“The park was really well filled with people supporting the event, which was nice to see,” said Zoe.

“It was just something tangible for us to give back to the people of Oakham, to say this is green space that we maintain, but it is your park and this is for you.

“The free activities meant that parents could do something with their children without spending a fortune.”

Mr. Bean lookalike Dean Hibbitt was there.  Photo: Adam LoweMr. Bean lookalike Dean Hibbitt was there. Photo: Adam LoweThe Punch and Judy Show was directed by Adam Lowe.  Photo: Adam LoweThe Punch and Judy Show was directed by Adam Lowe. Photo: Adam LoweFree rides were offered for children.  Photo: Adam LoweFree rides were offered for children. Photo: Adam Lowe