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Barnet to host "A Victorian Christmas Fayre"

PUBLISHED: 14:14 22 November 2010 | UPDATED: 18:11 20 February 2013

Barnet to host

Barnet to host "A Victorian Christmas Fayre"

Barnet Traders have been working extra hard this year to organise a special Victorian Christmas Fayre to be held on Sunday 5th December.

Barnet Traders have been working extra hard this year to organise a special Victorian Christmas Fayre to be held on Sunday 5th December.


The event will run all day and be based around the High Street and The Spires shopping centre. Over 30 candy striped stalls will line the high street to create a colourful market.


The Tudor Hall will host a string quartet and also host a Hog Roast that has been provided by Barnet College.


A Winter Wonderland will be created behind The Spires Shopping Centre, featuring an ice-rink, go-kart track and fun fair, while live bands and dancers will perform on a music stage set up in the high street.


Visitors will also be able to enjoy free entertainment in various venues throughout the area, including the Barnet Parish Church, The Spires, Bull Theatre and Tudor Hall, in Wood Street.


The Victorian fayre, which originated in the 80s, will kick start with a peal of bells as the Mayor of Barnet Councillor Anthony Finn arrives in High Street alongside Santa in a pony and trap. The days events will be rounded off with carol singing in the High Street and a spectacular firework display


James Freeman, owner of Victoria Bakery who will be offering customers a festive mince pie or sausage roll, said, 'As a trader in Barnet I think its important to support the local activities and I really want the day to be a success. The fayre gives us a chance to showcase what Barnet has to offer, which is more than a lot of people realise.'


Philip Webb, owner of Quality Jewellers, in High Street, said, 'We are hoping this will be the launchpad for a number of events the association can help out with throughout the year.'


Any profits made at the fayre will be distributed between five charities: Cherry Lodge Cancer Care, Noahs Ark Childrens Hospice, Barnet Borough Arts Council, Dare to Dream Performers and the addition of WW2 names to the New Barnet war memorial.


The day will run fromnoon to 5pm and the High Street will be closed to traffic from 9am to 7pm.



For more information, go to www.barnetarts.org.uk or contact the organising committee on 07071 781 745.


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