Disney dazzles and delights at festival

Disney festival in Nuthall
Disney festival in Nuthall

A THREE-DAY Disney festival in Nuthall was hailed as one of the most successful community events in years.

Hundreds of people turned out to support the festival, which was organised by members of Nuthall’s St Patrick’s Church and raised over £2,000.

Disney festival in Nuthall

Disney festival in Nuthall

There were stalls in the church grounds, and performances, exhibition displays and games inside the church over the three-day event, which ran from Friday July 8 to Sunday July 11.

Nuthall-based choir, the Bluecoat Singers, sang songs from various Disney films and there were performances by singer Jonathan Grosberg and Eastwood and Nuthall School of Dancing.

Pupils from Mornington Primary, Horsendale Primary, Larkfield Juniors and The Kimberley School all contributed to a dazzling Disney-themed flower festival and exhibitions included Finding Nemo, 101 Dalmations, The Lion King and Pochahontas.

There was an abundance of stalls in the church grounds selling everything from Disney toys, jewellery and bric-a-brac to plants, books and cakes and many stall holders dressed up as Disney characters.

Disney festival in Nuthall

Disney festival in Nuthall

Nuthall and District Historical Society had an exhibition about how times have changed over the years and a church service led by Rev Barbara Holbrook kept up the Disney theme.

Organisers from the church’s Wednesday Club dressed as Mini Mouse and acted as waitresses to serve strawberry cream teas throughout the weekend.

Rev Barbara Holbrook said: “It went really, really well. It’s a good opportunity to open the church up to the community and Disney seemed like a good theme for people to join in on.”

Nuthall church members hold a fair every other year and the proceeds go towards the maintenance of the building.

Rev Holbrook added: “The church building is something that’s precious to the people of Nuthall. It’s a prominent landmark for the community.”