Welcome to Havant At Home

A TOWN came together to celebrate its diversity and uniqueness at a family community event last Saturday. Scores of families weren't put off by the rain as they headed to Havant Park for a mini-festival centered around celebrating the town.

Tuesday, 1st August 2017, 7:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:20 am
Nishad Bhatawadekar, Aayush Bhatawadekar, four, and Sonam Bhatawadekar Photography by Habibur Rahman PPP-170108-143732001

The event called – Havant At Home – was put on by The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre following a £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

A stirring aerial circus show from Hikapee Theatre was the centrepiece of the day’s action with the performers exploring the concept of ‘home’ through rousing performances.

There was also a range of stalls from Havant organisations and businesses present and a community stage for performers to entertain the crowds in between the circus displays.

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Rebecca Kelly, six, in a bubble

Organiser Jemma Corbin added: ‘When we got the funding, we thought it would be great to celebrate Havant.

‘One of the big things that I see in the town is how diverse it is and we wanted to celebrate that. There’s so much going on here and today is about giving people the chance to explore their town more.’

Ward councillor Jackie Branson donated £200 for the event from her councillor allowance.

She said: ‘I just wanted to help get the community involved in an event. It is a great idea.’

Dillwyn the Twirly Juggler

Councillor Elaine Shimbart, the mayor of Havant said: ‘I’m a big fan of this event as it brings people together and provides entertainment for families.’

Family fun. Photography by Habibur Rahman PPP-170108-143705001
Band, Wood, Wire and Words.
Chaos Support team dancing
Rachel Murfin, and her children, Natasha 11, Anita 14 and Maria, seven. Photography by Habibur Rahman PPP-170108-143627001
Two-year-old Tilly Betteridge Photography by Habibur Rahman PPP-170108-143615001
Leah, seven, and her four-year-old sister Sophie Whitlock Photography by Habibur Rahman PPP-170108-143603001
Havant mMayor Elaine Shimbart andher consort Gerald Shimbart with event organisers and volunteers. Photography by Habibur Rahman PPP-170108-143550001
Rebecca Kelly, six, in a bubble
Dillwyn the Twirly Juggler
Family fun. Photography by Habibur Rahman PPP-170108-143705001
Band, Wood, Wire and Words.
Chaos Support team dancing
Rachel Murfin, and her children, Natasha 11, Anita 14 and Maria, seven. Photography by Habibur Rahman PPP-170108-143627001
Two-year-old Tilly Betteridge Photography by Habibur Rahman PPP-170108-143615001
Leah, seven, and her four-year-old sister Sophie Whitlock Photography by Habibur Rahman PPP-170108-143603001
Havant mMayor Elaine Shimbart andher consort Gerald Shimbart with event organisers and volunteers. Photography by Habibur Rahman PPP-170108-143550001