Ravensknowle Gala attracts over 4,000 people with family day and talent show

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Ravensknowle Children’s Gala took place over the weekend which saw over 4,000 people come together and enjoy a host of family attractions, free entertainment and a talent competition.

The gala was first held in Ravensknowle Park in 1927 with its mission is to provide every child in the area with a free ‘tea’. In recent times the ‘tea’ has turned into a treat and usually comprises fruit, sweets and a drink.

The festival is split up into two days over the weekend, a talent competition on the Saturday, where children aged 7-15 perform on stage for the coveted talent show winner trophy. And a gala day on the Sunday, with the winners from the competition invited back to perform. Other activities on the day included live performances, stalls, sideshows, amusement rides and a host of other family attractions.

The Ravensnowle Children’s Gala recently won the Community Project of the Year category at the Examiner Community Awards cementing its place as one of the top family events in the Huddersfield calendar.

Nemi Alexis, marketing executive at Stafflex said: “The gala has gone from strength to strength with the recent award win and it’s getting bigger every year. We’re very proud to have supported it for the last 12 years and will continue to do so moving forward.”

Playing a huge role in the planning and organisation of the gala, Dawn Su, Community Support Officer said: “We appreciate the help from our sponsors and committee members because without them, the gala simply wouldn’t be possible.”

“We can really see the positive impact and enjoyment it brings around the community and with the talent competition in particular, I have seen that the children performing improve their self-esteem and confidence which is really important for them as they progress through school."