A live music festival is taking place on Saturday May 31 at Wokingham Youth Centre, 35 Reading Road, and will feature a selection of bands from the recent Battle of the Bands competition, including this year’s winner, Sister Maggy. Also featuring at the festival will be runners-up in the competition Freestone. Some other popular local bands including Streetfight Silence and U Burn First will also be making an appearance.

As well as the live Wokingham music, other attractions on offer include a bouncy castle, arts and crafts stalls, face-painting and hair-braiding. Entry is free to under-fives, £3 for children aged between five and 12, and £4 for those aged over 12. Family tickets (two adults and two children) will also be available for £12.50.

All money raised from the festival will go towards the Wokingham youth centre’s Africa ‘08 Project fund, which will see young people from the Wokingham Borough visit South Africa this summer.

The project is in its second year and gives the borough’s young people, aged between 15 and 19-years, the chance to learn about both British and South African cultures and history.

During the trip the young people will take part in workshops with youngsters from the townships, to share experiences about growing up. They will also visit key landmarks such as Table Mountain, Robben Island, and the Council of Equality, which abolished apartheid.

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