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FIRST SPARK FESTIVAL A HUGE SUCCESS
Hundreds of people enjoyed a parade to mark the finale of the inaugural Spark Festival on 3rd December 2016.
Organised by Creative Junction as part of HOME Slough, in partnership with Emergency Exit Arts, Slough Museum, Xtra Art and the River & Rowing Museum, Spark Festival ran across 2nd and 3rd of December, and saw around 1,000 people participate in workshops, attend events and enjoy the final procession. Renowned outdoor events company Emergency Exit Arts performed along the High Street for hundreds of spectators, ending with a spectacular finale in the Town Square.
The festival was inspired by local astronomers the Herschels, and free activities were held at The Curve, in local libraries, on the High Street, in the Town Square and at The Observatory Shopping Centre. Slough residents and shoppers made lanterns and joined the final parade, with dancers, dhol drummers, pyrotechnic performers, singers and a giant Star Man from Emergency Exit Arts.