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PUBLISHED: 10:50 09 July 2009 | UPDATED: 16:55 25 August 2010

... three-year-old Heather made a new friend... Rambo the owl

... three-year-old Heather made a new friend... Rambo the owl

HORDES of people descended on a festival celebrating the best in multi-cultural singing and dancing talent. More than 55,000 visitors experienced the carnival atmosphere of the Times supported Danson Festival in Welling last weekend, enjoying scorching t

... Nav Bhamra and three-year-old Ellie on the carousel

HORDES of people descended on a festival celebrating the best in multi-cultural singing and dancing talent.

More than 55,000 visitors experienced the carnival atmosphere of the Times supported Danson Festival in Welling last weekend, enjoying scorching temperatures.

In Sunday's finale top local singing talent competed in "BeXfactor" and were joined on stage by soul singer Jocelyn Brown and The All Stars.

Organisers said the key to the success of the Bexley Times-sponsored event was its appeal to all sections of the community.

Project manager Jim Davey said: "I was stood in the arts area where you had Irish dancers, Bhangra dancers and poetry being spoken to hip hop all going on within 20 metres.

"The sheer variety, representing all aspects of the borough, was very pleasing to see and made a great atmosphere."

On the youth stage, young musicians had their chance to play in front of their biggest audiences.

Visitors in the sports zone, meanwhile, tried taster sessions in everything from rugby to rowing and took to Danson Lake with free sailing and kayaking lessons. HORDES of people descended on a festival celebrating the best in multi-cultural singing and dancing talent.

More than 55,000 visitors experienced the carnival atmosphere of the Times supported Danson Festival in Welling last weekend, enjoying scorching temperatures.

In Sunday's finale top local singing talent competed in "BeXfactor" and were joined on stage by soul singer Jocelyn Brown and The All Stars.

Organisers said the key to the success of the Bexley Times-sponsored event was its appeal to all sections of the community.

Project manager Jim Davey said: "I was stood in the arts area where you had Irish dancers, Bhangra dancers and poetry being spoken to hip hop all going on within 20 metres.

"The sheer variety, representing all aspects of the borough, was very pleasing to see and made a great atmosphere."

On the youth stage, young musicians had their chance to play in front of their biggest audiences.

Visitors in the sports zone, meanwhile, tried taster sessions in everything from rugby to rowing and took to Danson Lake with free sailing and kayaking lessons.


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