On Saturday 4th May Camelot Community Hub hosted its first multi-activity community event ‘Maia May Fest’ at the Gaia Building in Delabole. With support from The Maia Project, the event was run entirely by local volunteers keen to develop a lively local network of active and creative people in the area.
During the afternoon, the building came alive as people of all ages took part in the wide range of activities on offer. Children and adults alike enjoyed taking part in workshops crafting items as diverse as dream catchers, clay sculptures and fabric lavender fish, whilst local artist Liz Gregory ran a portrait painting workshop, creating a giant ‘Audience at Maia’ wall frieze.
North Cornwall Martial Arts ran an Open Day with demonstrations and taster sessions for all ages and abilities. There were children’s multi-sports sessions with Goexcellerate, Camelford Leisure Centre provided table tennis activities and Swamp Circus ran have-a-go circus skills workshops, with juggling, tight wire, unicycle and hula-hooping on the menu.
The children were thoroughly entertained by Professor Goodvibes and his old friends Mr Punch and Judy, whilst Mr Be engaged a captivated audience in his Clown Acrobatic Extravaganza.
Alive Music from Wadebridge ran the Café Stage, providing an eclectic mix of musical acts throughout the day and evening by both local and visiting artists; including Mike Fox, The Grenaways, Musically Alcoholic and Tankslapper. Whilst DJ Krude and Tom Kraken May were among the DJ’s pumping up the dance room provided by Twisted Passion and Hodge Podge.
The overwhelming amount of support from local artists, crafters, performers and volunteers all helped to make the day go with a swing, as nearly 500 people were kept busy and entertained throughout the day. CCH would like to thank the Short Stay School, Delabole Charity Shop and Sharp’s Brewery for their support of the project.
Camelot Community Hub is hoping to hold another event in the autumn; if you would like to get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit the CCH website www.camelotcomunityhub.co.uk and like the Facebook page to keep informed of future activities.
Report by Emma Lynch, Photographs by Cheryl Donald