Students will be showcasing their talents at the second family Winter Fest at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College this weekend.

The free festival, on Saturday (November 25), will be attended by Southampton Mayor Valerie Laurent and will feature craft stalls, food, and festive activities as well as performances by students and visiting musicians.

Attractions will include extracts from the college’s Christmas pantomime, Dick Whittington, contemporary rock and indie classics from music students,  choirs from local schools and performances by Emjay Dance Academy and Pickup Dance Academy.

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Southampton Arts Society will be exhibiting  work at the festival, which was attended by 700 people last year. 

There will be sports demonstrations, an art and craft area, and a raffle featuring a Nintendo Switch.

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The festival will offer some early Christmas shopping with 15 craft stalls offering jewellery, decorations, art, toiletries, clothing and beauty products.

Street food, including Warsash Wood Fired Pizza, vegetarian and vegan options, will be available, alongside sweet snacks, hot drinks and mince pies.

The festival runs from 11am to 3pm.