Triangle festival to play again?

A POPULAR festival that celebrates multi-cultural relations in Hitchin may be resurrected for 2006. The colourful, vibrant Triangle festival last took place in 1999 at Ransoms Rec and had been running on and off since 1981. The celebrations, which would b

A POPULAR festival that celebrates multi-cultural relations in Hitchin may be resurrected for 2006.

The colourful, vibrant Triangle festival last took place in 1999 at Ransoms Rec and had been running on and off since 1981.

The celebrations, which would be replicated this summer, included a great mixture of music, including bhangra, salsa, r & b, drum and bass and much more.

Also on offer are lots of food and merchandise stalls, bouncy castles, face painting and a licensed bar.


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If funding is achieved, the festival is proposed to take place on Saturday, July 1 with the emphasis being on the local community.

This date is very close to the planned Rhythms of the World weekend but organisers hope that the Triangle festival will appeal to a different audience.

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A committee has been created by a keen group of locals and its chairman, Talvinder Parmer, said: "I have very fond memories of the festival as a child growing up.

"I feel so lucky to live in town like Hitchin where everyone lives together and this festival will be celebrating the whole community.

"It's for everyone in Hitchin."

The committee proposed its ideas to the Hitchin committee last week and asked for £10,000 funding. It is now waiting to hear whether the bid has been successful.

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