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Voices: Turning words into action
Medfest 2003 Medfest 2003

For the fifth year running the Medfest united all Meadows people in the sunshine.

Pauline Doorey, Meadows Community Project, organisers of the Meadows Festival
Enjoying Medfest 2003

For the fifth year running the Medfest united all Meadows people in the sunshine for a day.

The Meadows was filled with music, dancing, eating, learning or just chilling and the carnival atmosphere was broadcast live on BBC Radio Nottingham.

This year's theme was Tropicana. So it was a colourful event with a heavy flavour of the tropics.

Medfest 2003 Gallery
Enjoy the tropical atmosphere of the Medfest carnival with our Carnival Gallery

Meadows children, young people and adults unleashed their creative side making decorations for the floats including a 12-foot bird in preparation for the carnivals opening event.

The street parade, full of colour and dancing, weaved through the streets of the Meadows, ending at the festival site at Queens Walk Recreation Park.

The floats carried not only the kids designs but also the Silver Stars steel band, Umoja dance troop and local school kids.

At the recreation park children from the Meadows primary schools designed, planned and ran their own stalls on the theme of Tropicana, pirates and treasure.

All day everyone had a chance to enjoy mehndi, get covered in henna body art, join in with African drumming workshops - all to the beat of Meadows musicians showcasing their talent.

Enjoy the tropical atmosphere of the Medfest carnival with our Carnival Gallery.

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