Globe-trotting DJ and man about town Norman Cook will be opening the Lagoonfest event on Sat 8 Sept. Taking place at Hove Lagoon, this debut jamboree aims to raise funds for a revamp of the area.
Organised by volunteers from Friends of Hove Lagoon, it will feature live bands and dancing, food and drink stalls, a skateboard lessons and jams, street art from Cassette Lord, water sports demonstrations, a dog show and children’s activities – including a paddling pool, face painting, pirate and pocket science. Alongside this will be a theatre production, tai chi, pilates, model yachts, a tombola and a raffle. It’s been made possible with help from Shoreham Port, Brighton and Newhaven Fish Sales, Chandlers Building Supplies, Fatboy Slim’s own Big Beach Café, Lagoon Watersports and Hove Lagoon Pirates.
Over £6,000 has already been raised towards the renovation of this area, and any fund gathered from Lagoonfest will join this. Local landscaper Nicholas Dexter has created a new, greener design for the space, which is intended to bring the local community closer to nature and encourage greater use of the area.
If the project is approved by the council, a consultation with residents and businesses will be held before plans are finalised.
Lagoonfest comes to Hove Lagoon on Sat 8 Sept 2018.