First Snap Festival will go ahead on Monday

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COME rain or shine, a festival for young people will go ahead on Monday.

Snap Festival will take place on the Recreation Ground in Stamford on Monday between 10am and 10pm.

The festival has been organised by Teenzone youth centre, based at Christ Church in Green Lane, and Stamford Youth Panel and will be the first of its kind. It is aimed at youngsters and teenagers aged between nine and 19.

There will be a stage with performances by artists from NewBorn Sounds between 10am and midday and between 5pm and 7.30pm.

From midday onwards there will be a talent show on the stage and youngsters can still enter during the morning.

There will also be a free cookery workshop between 11am and midday and a free football workshop between 1pm and 2pm, as well as a host of sports on The Rec and a silly sports day with games like welly wanging and egg and spoon race.

From 7.30pm a DJ will play live music until 9.45pm.

And there will also be stalls selling food dotted across the park and a car boot.

Ali Rigby, youth programme manager at Teenzone, said: “I am a bit worried about the weather but whatever happens it will be going ahead. Kids will still hang around on the streets if it’s raining so we should still hold our festival.

“I know teenagers can be a bit wary about events like this but come and have a look and see what it’s about.”

Snap, which stands for Say No and Phone, is a drink and drugs initiative and regular dances organised by Teenzone and Stamford Neighbourhood Policing Team used to be held at Central Nightclub, offering young people a fun night out with a subtle way of getting information.

But Ali wanted to take it one step further so the festival idea was born.

The event is costing about £13,000 to run but the money has been raised by Teenzone and Stamford Youth Pane through events, grant applications and donations.