The annual Lucky Dip fair took place in Hollingdean on Sunday 30th June, with local residents coming together to celebrate their neighbourhood and enjoy a day out together in the sun.
Organisers cleverly repurposed The Dip bus stop as a stage, with local musicians, storytellers and a dancing seagull providing the entertainment. The huge kids' section in the middle of the festival ensured that the younger residents of Hollingdean had a great time – with art and crafts to get involved with plus a Lego challenge with prizes for the best creations. RepTylers brought along a number of reptiles and spiders for residents to meet.
There was an interesting mixture of stalls including bric-a-brac and plants, a fine selection of handmade crafts and plenty of homemade cake, many fundraising for local community initiatives such as the WI or Hollingdean Development Trust.
TDC’s local community development worker Ceza was there talking to people about the Healthy Neighbourhood Fund and the many initiatives he is supporting in the area – these include Cooking on a Budget, Craftea Wednesdays, Hollingdean Women’s ESOL Group, Friday Fitness, Hollingdean Knitting Group, Hollingdeaners, Tavistock Down Community Gardens and The Biscuit Club.
Keep an eye on the Hollingdean Lucky Dip facebook page for news of next year's event and get in touch with our Community Development Worker Ceza Da Luz to find out more about what's going on in the area - you can find Ceza on facebook or email him at [email protected]