Mime artists Lacee Rawle and Simon Locke perform in Palmerin Street.
Mime artists Lacee Rawle and Simon Locke perform in Palmerin Street. Warwick Daily News

Festival ends on a high

NOT even mime artists could resist the appeal of the Jumpers and Jazz Festival in July as it wound down yesterday.

Warwick was in sensory overload at the weekend as street performers and the sounds of jazz music kept the festival spirit alive for the final day.

Warwick Art Gallery director Karina Devine labelled the 10-day festival a “huge success”. However, she was hard-pressed to choose one favourite aspect.

“It's hard to pick a favourite but I really loved the tree jumpers. The artists this year really excelled themselves,” Ms Devine said. “We had a massive turnout.”

Local business also benefited from the influx of visitors to the Rose City as anyone who tried to get a car park during the weekend could verify.

“We will miss the sound of jazz floating down Palmerin Street and the multi-sensual stimulation the festival offers,” she said.

However Ms Devine said next year's preparations were already underway.

“It'll be bigger and better than ever,” she said.



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