Exmouth’s Bicton Street summer festival ‘a great success’

PUBLISHED: 11:00 18 July 2017

Residents gather for the Bicton Street summer festival. Picture: Christine Chittock.

Residents gather for the Bicton Street summer festival. Picture: Christine Chittock.


Exmouth’s Bicton Street held its first summer festival on Saturday, July 15.

A fun day organised by the street’s residents ‘for the enjoyment of anyone who’d like to come along’, it ran all afternoon until late in the evening, with live music, arts and crafts, children’s activities and circus skills.

Residents decorated their homes and ‘glamped’ on their doorsteps.

“After the success of previous street parties, residents were keen for us to hold another this year,” said Rachael Johnson, an event spokesperson.

“However with no royal weddings or special birthdays to celebrate, we decided upon a festival which we hope we can make an annual event.

“The music was a great success, with The Barefoot Bandit, DJ Dan Hawes, Ollie the human jukebox and the street’s Residents band appearing, among others.

“Amazing people and atmosphere, it was great to see such community spirit. It made me happy that this is where we live.”

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