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.