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Festival of “peace, health and wellbeing” comes to Hale Barns this weekend

By David Prior at

A new family-friendly festival – themed around “peace, health and wellbeing” – arrives in Hale Barns this weekend.

The inaugural Peace Fest 2017 will be held on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September between 10am and 7pm at the Hale Barns Organic Meadow on Hasty Lane.

Influenced by the uncertain times we live in at the moment, the event is inspired by 1960s peace movements and is intended to promote peace and wellbeing through live entertainment and fitness/sporting activities.

The event will also be raising funds for the Altrincham-based charity, the Counselling and Family Centre, through various activities over the weekend including a raffle.

This weekend’s event is from the same organisers as the Altrincham French Festival

There will be a small entrance fee on the gate to the event for adults but free entry for anyone under 16 years old.

Family friendly activities will include Goat Yoga, Graffiti art (live creation), craft and dance workshops, health and wellbeing demonstrations, a mini fun fair for kids, a sports tournament for young people and a display of farm animals from Wythenshawe Community Farm.

There will also be a five-hour concert with live music, singing and dancing from all cultures, as well as a selection of exotic and healthy foods and drinks.

Artists will include Sugarfoot DJs, The Manchester School of Samba, Hardwicke Circus (band), Gobble de Gook (band), The Chanteuse (Lucy Hope), Ri & Ri Dance Academy (dance), The Ash Company (dance) and Amanda Heywood, with an opening ceremony at 3pm on Saturday and a spectacular firework finale on Sunday evening.

The event is being organised in collaboration between Altrincham French Festival and F4C, a Hale based charity, supported by the World Health Innovation Summit (WHIS) and Made in Cheshire. The event will be attended by local dignitaries and community leaders.

Event organiser Zainul Sachak said: “Given the uncertainty created by the recent troubles both at home and abroad, we have organised this unique festival themed around peace, health and wellbeing to bring our communities together and to help raise funds for the Counselling and Family Centre, an Altrincham based charity.

“There is plenty for all to do and we hope many will have a picnic at the venue whilst enjoying the atmosphere and performances on the main stage. We look forward to seeing you there.”

For the latest information, see here. please see www.peacefest.org.uk or Facebook/Twitter page – “altypeacefest”