Warmth and sunshine greeted the Storylines Free Family Day at Cobham Intermediate on Sunday 21 August. Organisers estimate at least 1,500 people passed through the displays, competitions and performances over the five hours of the event.
Normally held in the Town Hall and attracting at least 3,000, chief organiser Kim Dovey was relieved not to host that many on the smaller site. The gym was packed to capacity for the main event – Jools and Linda Topp performing There’s a Hole in my Bucket, the song that provides the text for their soon to be released book and CD.
Audience participation was encouraged and eagerly given. When the Twins beckoned the audience to dance along to their Untouchable Girls finale, the floor mats were jammed with little ponytails bopping to the beat.
Face painting, colouring competitions and Science Alive kept young bodies busy and the
Mobile library bus proved as popular as always. They reported over 300 browsers.