Preview: Westminster Village Youth Fete, 11 May

By caroliner Last edited 90 months ago
Preview: Westminster Village Youth Fete, 11 May

Normally a relatively serene place, Victoria Tower Gardens (next to the Houses of Parliament) will tomorrow host the first Westminster Village Youth Fete, a traditional English fair that’s being staged in order to highlight the vital work of local youth charities and allow local residents, MPs and visitors to enjoy some good old fashioned fun.

Organisations such as Pupil Voice, London Rotary and YOU London will be providing traditional activities such as hook a duck, face painting and a coconut shy, with all the money raised going to their good causes. If you don’t fancy those, however, there’s still a full programme of Morris dancing, Punch & Judy shows and guided walks to keep you entertained, as well as the Royal Park’s shire horses, vintage tractors and much more.

Particularly when set against the jaded antics of PMQs, this fete seems like a charming and innovative way to raise awareness of fantastic youth organisations, and we reckon it’s definitely worth attending just in case you catch a glimpse of David Cameron wanging a welly.

The event will be opened by Baroness Hayman, the Lord’s Speaker, at 10.30am tomorrow and runs until 6pm. A full programme is available here.

Last Updated 10 May 2011