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Andover’s youth festival is next week – here is what to expect

Andover’s youth festival, A-Fest, will be back onto the High Street for the tenth year anniversary event, encouraging young people from 5-18 years old and their families to try something new, with plenty of opportunities to get hands-on with activities on the day.

Held on Sunday, 28th April, from 10am to 3pm, there will be a wide range of activities, stalls, fairground rides, food and drink, as well as organisations. A-Fest boasts incredible activities and experiences for young people (5-18 year olds) and their families on the day.

Here is a list of opportunities and activities that will be there on the day – with more to be confirmed soon!

  • Andover Trees United
  • Chapel Arts Studios
  • Arts and Crafts stall
  • LifeBus
  • Nigel’s Artisan Pizza Kitchen
  • Walls FunFair Attractions
  • Purbeck Ice Cream
  • Test Valley Police
  • Youth Options
  • Infinity Children’s Wellbeing
  • The Three Bees Project – Therapy Goats Enclosure
  • Yellow Brick Road Projects
  • Brocks Arts and Printing
  • Cat Watch Rescue Shelter
  • Andover Museum and Museum of the Iron Age
  • Upper Clatford Youth Football Club
  • Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust – Chalkstreams Project
  • Sweet Ideas – candy floss
  • Andover Mind
  • Andover Cultural Sharing Forum + Afrike Boutique
  • Xanadu Sparkles Facepainter – FREE Face-painting
  • GS Fresh Food – Samosas
  • Purple Oak Support

Performances on the day:

  • 11am – Mad Melodies Children’s Choir
  • 12pm – Incolour – Georgie Amelia and Elynn Starkey
  • 1pm – Can Dance, Will Dance
  • 2pm – TBC

Dmitrijs Meiksans, co-organiser of the festival, said, “So many organisations are ready to showcase what they have to offer to the young people of our town, plus the amazing attractions, demonstrations and music, making it an incredibly fun day for all. Please come along!”

A-Fest is proud to be supported by Test Valley Borough Council, Hampshire County Council, Andover Town Council, The DeeDee Trust and Test Valley Arts Foundation.

Katherine Bird, co-organiser of the festival, said, “I am very excited for A-Fest this year – this will be my 9th year organising the event! A-Fest is a testament to what can be done when local organisations work together to create something positive for the town.”

For more information about the youth festival, follow A-Fest’s Facebook page for the latest updates.