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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
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Feast on the Forties


To some people turning forty is a big milestones, and a worrying one at that. Am I getting old? Am I wearing out? Am I getting Saggy? Am I losing my looks?

When it comes to the Barnes Fair, the answer to all those questions is most definitely not. In fact, when it celebrates its fortieth birthday on the 12th July, the fair is expected to be more invigorating and lively than ever before.

Free to enter, its 1940s theme will see live bands, fairground rides, and a grand parade featuring vintage vehicles and floats decorated by local school children.

Open from 9.30am - 5pm on Barnes Green, you'll be able to shop three hundred stalls full of food, fashion, and furniture. There will be artwork, handmade gifts, local produce and baked treats.

Food is the focus of the fair, featuring British, French, and Asian cuisine, as well as a pop-up appearance by local restaurant, The Depot.

Entertainment will be based at the main stage and bandstand, with a line up of performances:

Main Stage

11am: Butterfly Ballet Demo
11.30am: British Ballet Organisation
12pm: Clifford Studios Dance Show
1pm: Punch & Judy
2pm: Barnes Ballet School Demo
2.45pm: Spitfires Cheerleading
3pm: Swing & Waltz Demo
3.30pm: Punch & Judy
4pm: Barnes Musical Theatre Club

Bandstand

10.30am: The Path Ahead
11.45am: The Swingtime Serenaders
12.45pm: Buddy Flame and the Rockets
2.15pm: Barnes Choir
3.15pm: Richmond Music Trust
4.30pm: Barnes Concert Band

With all this going on, don't forget to have a snoop around Barnes Green, because the organisers have hidden forty golden tickets, which entitles those with a keen eye to a goody bag.
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Why? Fun for families
When: 12th July
Phone: 020 8878 2359
Where: Barnes Green
Cost: Free
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