Winchester's Hat Fair began in 1974 as a busker's festival and is now Britain's longest running celebration of street arts. The annual festival incorporates outdoor and site specific works, musical events, spectacles and a children's procession.
Returning on the first weekend of July from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July 2013. A crazy, colourful celebration of theatre and music, now in its 38th year, where entertainers perform voluntarily in exchange for money to be thrown into their hats. Supported by local businesses, colleges and organisations, this FREE festival takes Hat Fair over the whole of Winchester's ancient city centre.
Over the weekend there will be interactive installations around the town, walkabout acts, and shows, plus many other festival treats and surprises. The programme usually includes innovative community and education projects that include local school children.
An ideal opportunity for 'street photography' - people, close ups.... Take a look here for some inspiration: http://www.flickr.com/groups/hatfair/
Parking + £1 meetup fee