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FUNKY From left: Charlie Budden, eight, and Charlie Harris, eight, from Gosport, playing the drums with Kwame Bakoji-Hume. Picture: Sarah Standing (132171-6065)
FUNKY From left: Charlie Budden, eight, and Charlie Harris, eight, from Gosport, playing the drums with Kwame Bakoji-Hume. Picture: Sarah Standing (132171-6065)
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CARROTS were carved into trumpets and flutes, and courgettes into trombones.

That was just one of the many activities that took place at the first ever Crea8 event day.

It was organised by the Rowner Community Trust, and was held on Rowner rec.

Other activities on offer throughout the day included drumming, drama, dance, singing and arts and crafts workshops.

The trust worked with the Ashcroft Arts Centre and First Wessex housing for the free event.

Paula Plunkett is community facilitator for the Rowner Community Trust, and said it had been a great experience.

She said: ‘We had a fantastic day, with a fantastic turn out.

‘All our workshops were occupied all day, and we would say we had about 200 adults and children come along.

‘For us, the event was about creating a family-fun day.

‘We want to encourage parents to spend more time with their children.’

‘A lot of the activities were focused on that, and having a good time.’

The trust said the success of this year’s event means another will be held next year.

Paula added: ‘We were so impressed with the turnout, that we are already thinking of a theme and what to do for the next event.’