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Zest Fest Success

Patients of Royal Manchester Children's Hospital attended their own 'Glastonbury' on Friday 10th July, as performers, face painters, craft makers and even some giant Lego characters came out to play in the Hospital.

Zest Fest is the first festival of its kind, a unique showcase of local talent, patient participation and family fun. To the sounds of samba, harps, and West African kora, the Hospital's young patients enjoyed the sunshine on the Boulevard, some even having a dance with the Hospital's charity mascot, Humphrey.

The festival is the culmination of months of work by the Lime Arts Music for Health programme creating links between the Hospital and the musical community of Manchester to showcase performances from school bands, professional musicians, and newcomers. There was also the chance for patients to create their own music and memories at a number of workshops.