Sue Marshman (left) teaches Sonya Carr to crochet a beanie.
Sue Marshman (left) teaches Sonya Carr to crochet a beanie.

Festival patrons party in street

THE friendliness of festival patrons in the street impressed Sue Marshman, who was one of the volunteers who made the Jumpers and Jazz Festival the success it was in 2010.

“The festival was really good this year, there was a lot more jazz,” Mrs Marshman said.

During the past week, she was involved in workshops and spent time at the gallery.

“Everyone was so friendly, especially in the street,” she said.

“People would just go up to each other.”

During the Heritage Building Society Party on Saturday afternoon, Mrs Marshman was outside the town hall teaching festival patrons how to crochet beanies as part of the art appetiser workshops.

Sonya Carr from Killarney, who was taking part in the workshop, creating her own beanie, was impressed with the free concert in Palmerin Street outside the Warwick Town Hall.

“The concert side of Jumpers and Jazz is growing each year,” Mrs Carr said.

The party in the street on Saturday provided rides for the children, a variety of foods from vans and Palmerin Street businesses, and the concert, which at 2pm had the full attention of more than 100 people sitting in front of a stage set up on a semi-trailer.

The crowd changed regularly as patrons endeavoured to cover the variety of festival events.


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