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The Ladywell Fields Summer Festival
11am - 5pm, August 23rd, 2009

The Lewisham Seventh-day Adventist Church is organising a community fun-day* in Ladywell Fields. They say:

"The intention is to get to know our friends and neighbours and give something back to our community.

"Can you sing, dance or play an instrument? If so come and participate in our free talent contest. Or just come along and listen to the programme of entertainment we have lined up for you, great music featuring local choirs and musicians, comedians Richard Blackwood and Slim to take away those recession blues. Alan Charles - Dub Poetry and rapping plus Alive Theatre Group will perform a puppet show on stopping gun & knife crime.

"The children will have great fun on our Bouncy Castles or they can try some arts & crafts, make a kite and then watch our Pathfinders drumming display. Activities for the under fives and parachute games.

"There is a mini football tournament, come and sign up on the day, registration is between 11am - 12pm.

"Our 'Health Expo' Tent is offering a range of free health checks. Get your cholesterol and blood pressure tested. Take our blowing test and check your peak flow, lung expansion, find out your health age. Get advice on healthy eating, diet, nutrition and exercise. Take the Harvard step test. Free Counselling.

"See a Fire Engine close up and chat to the Firemen. All this plus great vegetarian food and drinks, hot dogs, pop corn, BBQ and stalls selling cakes, clothes and bric-a-brac."

*FYI, Wikipedia says that the Church's attitude to fun and entertainment is based on the following fundamental belief:

"For the Spirit to recreate in us the character of our Lord we involve ourselves only in those things which will produce Christlike purity, health, and joy in our lives. This means that our amusement and entertainment should meet the highest standards of Christian taste and beauty. While recognizing cultural differences, our dress is to be simple, modest, and neat, befitting those whose true beauty does not consist of outward adornment but in the imperishable ornament of a gentle and quiet spirit."