The parade, with its theme of Films, passes The Picture House, which is celebrating its 100th birthday this year

Uckfield Festival: colourful children’s parade

Hollywood came to Uckfield High Street this afternoon (July 9) as the Uckfield Festival Grand Children’s Parade made its way from Uckfield Community Technology College to the Luxford Field to join in the Big Day.

Ten Uckfield area primary schools, the UCTC Spiritus drumming band, Uckfield Performance Ensemble and Batucada from Heathfield Community College joined the parade.

The theme for Uckfield Festival this year was Films, in honour of the Picture House 100th anniversary, and this was reflected in the children’s parade.

It was all brought together by Same Sky, which organises community arts projects.

Hundreds of people lined the High Street to see the procession go from UCTC to the junction with Bell Farm Lane, back up the High Street and pass The Picture House to join the Big Day on the Luxford Field.

Below is a series of photographs taken as the parade assembled at UCTC and in the High Street.

At the end is a video of the parade.

A giant task getting ready for the parade

A giant task getting ready for the parade

Uckfield Festival

Scores of children took part in the parade

Plenty of colour in the parade to brighten a grey day

Plenty of colour in the parade to brighten a grey day

More music in the parade

More music in the parade

Members of Spiritus getting ready for the big parade

Members of Spiritus getting ready for the big parade

Youngsters from Uckfield Performance Ensemble had a guest player - Uckfield Town Mayor, Cllr Louise Eastwood (centre)

Youngsters from Uckfield Performance Ensemble had a guest player – Uckfield Town Mayor, Cllr Louise Eastwood (centre)

Waiting staff who stand out in a crowd

Waiting staff who stand out in a crowd

Uckfield Library staff joined the parade to promote this summer's Big Friendly Read

Uckfield Library staff joined the parade to promote this summer’s Big Friendly Read

Uckfield Festival parade

Uckfield Festival parade

Uckfield Festival parade

Uckfield Festival parade

Uckfield Festival parade 3

Uckfield Festival parade 3

Uckfield Festival parade 2

Uckfield Festival parade 2

Uckfield Festival children's parade drew big crowds to the High Street

Uckfield Festival children’s parade drew big crowds to the High Street

The parade heads down Uckfield High Street

The parade, with its theme of Films, passes The Picture House, which is celebrating its 100th birthday this year

The colourful parade approaching Library Way

The colourful parade approaching Library Way

Spiritus sister act for the festival parade

Spiritus sister act for the festival parade

Spiritus drummers giving the parade a good beat

Spiritus drummers giving the parade a good beat

Crowds watching the parade in Uckfield High Street

Crowds watching the parade in Uckfield High Street

And on they came down the hill

And on they came down the hill

A riot of colour filled Uckfield High Street

A riot of colour filled Uckfield High Street

Hats off to the stilt walker

Hats off to the stilt walker

Getting ready for the parade

Getting ready for the parade

Film characters dominated the parade

Film characters dominated the parade

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