Festival goes like a dream

THOUSANDS flocked to Shoreham Beach for a fun-packed weekend of music, fitness, arts, crafts, food and drink in the glorious sunshine at this year’s Beach Dreams Festival.

Sarah Parker, one of the organisers behind the event held at Beach Green, said she was really happy with how it had gone.

The Shoreham Beach Primary School samba band

The Shoreham Beach Primary School samba band

“It was very busy,” said Sarah. “The atmosphere was very mellow and relaxed.”

Sarah said she had received a lot of positive feedback since the festival.

“The new layout was well received and there were loads of free activities for people to do,” she said.

“There were things running all day and a variety of music, including DJs for the first time. The launch party on Friday went well and some great sculptures were made for the children’s parade on Saturday.

“It was a real success.”

Sarah said there had been a ‘really family-friendly, community feel’ at the event.

“That was my vision, to take it back to that,” she said.

David O’Connell from young musicians’ collective Shoreham Allstars said: “It was a tad hot but it went really well and the crowd were ace.”

The Beach Dreams Facebook page was inundated with comments praising the organisers and the event.

Ben Stride said: “A big thank you to Sarah Parker, Brent Parker and everyone else involved for a fantastic event. It is community-based events like this that make Shoreham Beach the fantastic place it is.”

For more pictures of Beach Dreams, head to the Shoreham Herald website at www.shorehamherald.co.uk