Organisers estimated around 6,000 people attended last Sunday’s Thornton Heath Festival, a community event over the weekend which rounded off the summer.
And it seemed that most of them gathered around the main stage to see soca star Triniboi Joocie perform, pictured above by Lee Townsend.
Festival vice-chairman Callton Young acclaimed the day as “a huge success because of a brilliant mix of music, colour, dance – and not least the children”.
Young said: “National soca star, Triniboi Joocie got Thornton Heath on its feet with a breathless performance that epitomised carnival.
“Flagz Mas Band brought an awesome display of colour to the High Street in their resplendent hand-made carnival costumes. Scario Funk Collective gave an amazing display of street dance.
“However, the surprise of the Festival were Thornton Heath’s children. They came up on stage and gave unrehearsed mass performances of dances like Candy and Cha Cha Slide.
“Credit goes to all the Festival organisers, in particular Tony Rowland, Debbie Lehane, Councillor Pat Clouder and Adrian Dennis. Everyone’s saying it was the best so far.”
- Inside Croydon Events: for dates and links to what’s happening in and around Croydon, updated daily, click here
Inside Croydon: Named among best regional media campaigns, 2014.
- Croydon’s only independent news source, based in the heart of the borough: 729,297 page views in 2014.
- If you have a news story about life in or around Croydon, a residents’ or business association or local event, please email us with full details at email@example.com