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Mistletoe Fair comes to Crawley

Now open in Queens Sq!



Christmas is truely on its way and now you can find the perfect ‘unique’ gift for that someone special.

Brought to Crawley by the Mistletoe Fair has opened in Queen’s Square.

The fair is open until 22nd Dec every day from 09:30 to 17:00 Mon – Sat and 10:00 till 16:00 on Sundays.

But what makes this fair unique is the stands sell items that you can’t normally find on the High Street.

But there are also great elements for all the family as well with a Santa Phone box that launches just before the big day so the children can call Santa and make sure he is bringing what they asked for! Or have them send a letter to him right now.

One customer Arole said:

“We went there today and was amazed by the quality of the craft and was able to by some lovely gifts for Christmas and the people was very nice to thank you to all.”

Another, Samantha said:

“We went in there yesterday and thought how marvellous it was 😊 “

Once inside take a wander around the large range of stalls and you’ll see the wide range of stalls available.

As you enter you are greeted by a wonderful gallery of images that are just adorable.

Then there are the unique clothes stalls, one for adults and…

…one for children with some of the most wonderful outfits around.

Then there are the stalls you just need from spectacle cleaning to…

…phone chargers (you can never have enough).

Then there are the perfect Christmas gifts with wonderfully weaved baskets ready to put treats in.

Next up the ever popular magnetic bracelets followed by…

…the essentials for the sporting fans.

For the ladies there is a hat and scarf stall and…

…looking for the perfect watch or jewelry there is even a stall for that.

For the most unique gifts you have to check out the baskets that turn into chopping boards.

Or stock up on the perfect stocking fillers for kids.

Great products for hair is opposite…

…great gifts all packaged up in small tins, they look fantastic.

And you will never be stuck for something different to give someone with a stand full of fantastic plaques and boxes.

Did we mention there is more than one jewelry stand?

And what about some of these amazing signs and mugs?

And here is something different, why not take a moment and visit a Psychic Medium on her own stall?

Finally what about making treating yourself to something that will really capture the light?

Go check out the fair and find that something unique and special!


Crawley’s Thomas Bennett Students Celebrate Christmas with a Winter Concert



Students at Thomas Bennett Community College celebrated Christmas with an amazing Winter Concert held last night.

More than 25 students performed and showcased an amazing array of talent.  Performances included some Christmas classics as well a vast array of music and songs from all genres.

The school hall was packed to the rafters with family, friends and staff all of whom came to watch.  Decorated beautifully for Christmas the atmosphere in the school was fantastic.  The highlight of course was the students, whose talent was just incredible.  Students played a range of instruments including keyboard, guitar and drums.  There was also plenty of vocal performances from students whose outstanding talent was just phenomenal.

Lots of hard work and commitment went into making the evening such a success.  Students have been practising tirelessly in the weeks leading up to the event to ensure that they were able to perform with confidence.  The schools Sixth form students also played in a big part and helped organise the event and made sure it run smoothly. 

However, the concert wouldn’t have been such a huge success without the hard work of the schools entire music department.  Mr. Dobson, Ms. Wookey and Ms. Harvey all worked phenomenally hard to ensure that the evening was brilliant.  Their passion for music and teaching really shone through.

The event was the perfect way to finish the winter term. 

Headteacher, Stuart Smith said:

“The Winter Concert was just incredible.  I really couldn’t be prouder of the outstanding talent shown by the students last night.  The event was a real highlight of the year and wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of Mr. Dobson and the music department.  We have some incredibly gifted students and watching them perform last night with such confidence was amazing to see.”

The whole school community enjoyed the experience so much that they are now busy thinking ahead and are getting ready to prepare for their Easter music concert.

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