Jordan to headline Waterside festival

Jordan O'Keefe will headline the three-day festival at the Waterside this week.
Jordan O'Keefe will headline the three-day festival at the Waterside this week.

Britain’s Got Talent star Jordan O’Keefe will headline a community festival between three estates in the Waterside over the coming days.

The Communities Connecting festival will take place from Wednesday through to Friday at the Ebrington Primary School site.

It is a joint project involving Clooney Estate Residents Association, Lincoln Courts and Bond Street Community Association.

A packed programme of activities has been developed to help maximise facilities between the three areas and to plug gaps in provision.

The programme and festival aims to encourage interaction between residents and better community relations.

It is part of the wider Communities Connecting Project, which will run until March 2015, with a monthly programme including community cafe and crèche; luncheon clubs; positive parenting programme; monthly bus trips and kids’ club family days.

The festival gets under way on Wednesday (July 9th) with a boot camp from 9am to 10am for all ages and abilities, followed by 60-space children’s soccer school/ multi-skills from 10am to 2pm.

A fun day will kick off at 2pm through until 6pm with a family barbeque and inflatables.

Thursday will see the return of the bootcamp and soccer school, before a Magic Show is staged from 2pm to 3pm, followed by a family disco from 3pm to 5pm, with face paints, balloons, barbeque and funky friends characters.

A line dancing family event will take place from 6pm to 8pm.

On Friday, after the bootcamp and soccer school, there will be another funday from 2pm to 6pm, with a Bands Forum exhibition, music and dance workshops taking place before Jordan O’Keefe, Una Dunne, Toni-Lee and other bands take to the stage from 6pm to 10pm.

A fireworks display will bring the festivities to a close from 10.45pm to 11pm.