Sun shines on Youth Festival

The inflatables proved popular at Luton Youth Festival
The inflatables proved popular at Luton Youth Festival

Luton Youth Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday with performances from the critically-acclaimed Next Generation Youth Theatre, Sundon Park Juniors and Downside Primary pupils.

It also featured a climbing wall in addition to old favourites like the obstacle course, a range of inflatables and the Scouts activity camp.

There was also an opportunity for festival fans to pose for pictures alongside Luton North MP Kelvin Hopkins, the mayor of Luton, Cllr Dave Taylor, the Bishop of Bedford, the Rt Revd Richard Atkinson and CBBC star Jason Callender.

Festival-goer Chae White, who attended the first event 10 years ago, said: “It was so important to me when I was a kid.

“It gave me the opportunity to meet new people, make friends, feel part of the community and have fun.

“It was somewhere really different where there was a great atmosphere, lots to do and you could see live bands.”

The event was organised by Leagrave Youth Work Action Group and run by volunteers.

You can find out more information about the group online at www.lywag.org.uk.