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Festival 2010 - 12 noon, Sunday, 5th September, 2010

We hope you had a great time, at Brentford Festival 2010. An even bigger event than last year's. Meet the main players who organised BF2010 HERE

The winning programme number for the mobile telephone can be found HERE, together with the answers to the wordsearch.

Firstly, as always, the Brentford Festival Committee would like to thank all those wonderful people who attended Festival 2010. They made the Festival the fantastic event it was. We are posting lots of photographs for you to look at.

Secondly, we would like to thank the Deputy Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Poonam Dhillon, who stepped into the breach at very short notice to open the Festival jointly with the Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Rajinder Mann, and the Mayoress of Ealing, Councillor Gurmit Mann. We extend our best wishes to the Mayor of Hounslow, Cllr Ellar, who was unable to attend due to an illness in his family. Councillor Mann and Councillor Dhillon also joined in with the raising of the Green Flag, awarded for the 6th consecutive year to Boston Manor Park. The Green Flag is awarded for excellence in recreational green areas. We are grateful to both the Mayors and the Mayoress for being so generous with their time during the day. Thanks also to our ward councillors, Cllr Ruth Cadbury, and Cllr Matt Harmer, for joining in the opening event. Once again, the Festival was a wonderful community day for everyone.

The organisers would like to thank all those terrific volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the event happen; the local businesses and Brentford FC who contributed to the raffle and programme, and the local media who supported us throughout the run up to and during the event.

Photographs with kind permission of Rob Russell, Jan Jones and
S.I.T. Dog Training

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View our picture show from the 2010 Festival for a taste of what this West London Event can offer.

Of course, even with all the generous volunteers who assisted, an event like this could not take place without the finance required for essential facilities, such as toilets, staging, marquees, generators, etc. We are very indebted, therefore, to our sponsors who have contributed to finance this year's Brentford Festival and would like to say a big thank you to them. You will find their logos, information and links to their websites on our Sponsors and Partners pages. We also mention them briefly here:
  • Ealing & Brenford Consolidated Charity - one of our main financial sponsors via a Community Charity Grant
  • ZTE (UK) Ltd - our main financial sponsor for the stage
  • GlaxoSmithKline - for supplying security, stewards and parking
  • Fuller Smith & Turner - for donation of beer towards the Friends of Boston Manor run bar (all proceeds going back into the park)
  • Octink - for donating several very large banners
  • Heidelberg - for kindly printing all our beautiful handouts and flyers
  • Marmalade Designs - who kindly provided artwork and design
  • Indendent Audio - whose expertise has enhanced the event year upon year. They have helped raise our profile and that of the musicians performing at our event
As well as these sponsors, the event could not take place without the huge support provided by:
  • Friends of Boston Manor whose members work all year round to improve Boston Manor Park and to provide community facilities and events, such as the vountarily run cafe and Brentford Festival. All proceeds from the bars, cafe, tea garden and PIMMS bar at the Festival will be invested in new equipment, furniture, events and projects within the park. FOBM contributes to and underwrites the cost of the Brentford Festival each year.
  • Continental Landscapes, whose employees, lead by Tony Keaveney, not only work all year to maintain Boston Manor Park to its Green Flag Award standard, but worked tirelessly setting up, stewarding and dismantling before, during and after the Event.
Musicians and music fans will find our acknowledgements below. Click here to view our Festival 2010 site map. There was a wealth of entertainment for children, some of which are detailed below but there was also the traditional children's fair, the bungee jumping, the inflatable slide, face painting, urban farm, pony rides, football, rugby and kayaking taster sessions, charity stalls with tombolas, raffles, bingo. Slideshows can be found on our Events, Stalls and Sports pages

Supreme Champion - Misty Dog Show

The dog show was very popular again this year and we have received lots of photographs, so have set up a picture show on the Festival Dog Show page. There were 5 categories and the winners of each category competed against one another for title of Supreme Champion. The Supreme Champion this year is Misty, pictured left with her owner and the judge. Misty also won the prettiest female category. The reserve champion of the day was Scooby, a Rhodesian ridgeback, owned by Tony. Click on the photo to follow Misty to the 2010 dog picture show.

The VikingsThe Vikings came back again in 2010

Visitors moved back through time to the Viking village of the Temes Vikings, watched battle re-enactments, learnt exciting snippets of history, and participated in the Viking daily life.

These displays were especially relevant to those studying the Vikings at primary school as part of Key Stage 2 Invaders and Settlers.

Boston Manor HouseFrom Vikings to Jacobean Jewel

Unfortunately, Boston Manor House was closed to the public due to essential repair works and will not be re-opening until the latter months of 2011, but there was a stand providing information about the history of Boston Manor House and current plans for its future. Please visit the online consultation document to give your views.

Check this website next year to find out if Boston Manor House will be open on Festival Day 2011.

From the Past to the Present:

Army Assault Course Army Assault Couse

There was great action fun for adults and children over 8 years old on the inflated army assault course. The Brentford Festival hosted the Army Assault Course for the first time in 2010 much to the delight of visitors. We hope they will return in 2011 to tax our fitness skills once more.

Adrenalin Rush Adrenalin Rush

Adrenalin Rush Laser Combat (ARLC) provided yet more action packed family fun. ARLC is like stepping into a LIVE videogame such as Counter-Strike, Halo or Call Of Duty, with a strong emphasis on small unit tactics and leadership. This adrenalin-filled game is for anyone from 7 to 100 to play. The less mobile can take up a sniper role, staying in one position and picking opponents off! Itís not about how fast you move, but how you move! You can contact the company for your own events and parties.

SimulatorNow back to the (virtual) Future - Flight Simulator

Sadly, our virtual flights never took off as the simulator was lost in cyberspace and did not arrive at the Festival. We will update this space when we next hear from the owners.

The stalls attending the 2010 Festival are listed below. Please check out this website early next year to make sure you register for BF2011. A slideshow of stalls at Festival 2010 can be found on our Stalls Webpage

Chef do Party - Paella The Caterering stands at Festival 2010 provided a good international mix of excellent food and are listed here: Steve Lakhani(1) (burgers, kebabs, chips, etc.) Steve Lakhani(2) (vegetarian hot dogs), The Sausage Man (German Sausages), F & L Ices, Rambaz Catering (Afro food), Sarah Crowden (Grilled food and home made lamb koftas), Chef do Party (Valencian Paella), Dennis Schauman (Caribbean, goat curry etc.), Cidinha's Mexican Way (Chilli), and The Lord Nelson Pub, Brentford providing small versions of their menu, e.g. salt and pepper squid, battered haddock and chips, spicy chicken wings, devilled whitebait etc. New for 2010, The Weir Bar & Restaurant (Champagne and Oyster Bar) and Mercalf Spicy Kitchen (BBQ chicken with jelof rice, wachye & goat stew). If you would like to cater at Brentford Festival 2011, please check this websie for an application form early next year. A slideshow of caterers at our BF2010 Festival can be found on our Catering Webpage. If you are intending to visit the Festival next year, keep checking to find out what exciting and exotic food will be available in 2011!

FOBM real ale bar As well as the outside caterers mentioned above, Friends of Boston Manor (FOBM), whose volunteer run cafe is based in Boston Manor Park, run the PIMMS bar and Tea Garden in the walled garden area, the Real Ale Bar in the main field and, of course, serve light snacks, cakes, tea, coffee and soft drinks from the Pavilion Cafe itself. The areas are all run by volunteers and all profits are used for facilities in Boston Manor Park and other community projects. Click on the photo to go to the BF 2010 catering slide show on the Festival Catering page.

Sugaspot Music at Festival 2010 was, as always, a great mix of bands and musicians. Expertly organised by Dave Viney, we selected high quality local musicians across a broad range of styles to represent the rich diversity of the Hounslow/Ealing community and to suit the moods of the 2 stages (listed below). Sugaspot, featured left, certainly hit the spot for his audience. Click on his photograph to follow him for a slideshow of our other excellent 2010 musicians on the BF Music page.

The Brentford Festival 2010 announced the first ever BrentFest Fringe, an extravaganza of local varied music talent performing in local music venues in support of and prior to the Brentford Festival in Boston Manor Park on Sunday, 5th September. Details are listed below of the gigs which took place.

Hayes FM featured musicians associated with the Brentford Festival in sessions on their radio station at 91.8 FM. Interviews and live performances took place between 1900 & 2100 on the dates listed below.

On the Main Stage (Main Field) in 2010, the following musicians performed:

The Main Stage was MC'd by Hayes FM (Larry Vidal and Paul Hawkins)
On the Acoustic Stage (Walled Garden) in 2010, the following musicians performed:

We hope you followed HayesFMwho interviewed the following bands associated with the Brentford Festival live between 1900 & 2100 on the following dates:
  • Wednesday 28 July
  • Wednesday 4th August
  • Wednesday 11th August
  • Wednesday 18th August
  • Wednesday 25th August
  • Wednesday 1st September
    Lost Society
    Brace Yourself
    Electronic Cavemen
    Fran Clark
The BrentFest Fringe

These are all free gigs hosted by local venues without charge with local musicians performing for no fee in support of a free festival organised by the Brentford Festival Committee on behalf of the not-for-profit Friends of Boston Manor - please support your local community by patronising these events.

30.08.2010 - Mon
31.08.2010 - Tue
01.09.2010 - Wed

02.09.2010 - Thu

03.09.2010 - Fri

04.09.2010 - Sat

The Harriots
Spirit of 78
Agatha Uchendu
Paul & Shivani Brooking
The Oddfellas
The Brentford Belles
The Acoustic Revs.
The Hubcaps
The Secret
Russ Shipton
The Great West Groove
The Jetsonics
Rock/New Wave/Indie
Jazz/Soul/Easy Listening
A cappella/gospel
R&B (old style)
The Six Bells, Brentford
The Globe, Brentford
The Gunnersbury, Chiswick
The Weir Bar, Brentford
St Paul's Church
The Dolphin, Hanwell
The Watermans
The Globe
George IV, Chiswick
McCann's, Hanwell
O'Brien's, Brentford
The Lord Nelson, Brentford
The Coach & Horses, Isleworth

The Festival Organising Committee cannot guarantee that any third party mentioned as having booked a place will attend the Brentford Festival in 2010 on the day. Please accept our apologies on their behalf should this occur.

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