All roads lead to Feedy Needy Spring Fair

The Rajiv Mothie Afro Fusion Dance Crew is expected to enthrall crowds at the Feedy Needy Spring Fair.

It’s all systems go for the electrifying and fun-filled Feedy Needy Spring Fair which takes place at Rydalvale Grounds from Friday.

The non-profit organisation, together with their generous sponsors, displayed their readiness for the fair during a motorcade which took place in Phoenix on Saturday.

According to the fair convenor, Fazila Naidoo, this year marks a historic year for Feedy Needy as they celebrate 10 years of the organisation and fifth successful fair.  “The success of the fair is largely dependent on the various service providers, entertainers and the community patronising the event,” she said.

The fair will feature an Edu-Fair, which has been welcomed by the local circuit management and continues to attract schools in the area. “Our selective theme is in keeping with the school’s curriculum and this year an amount of R10, 000 is offered to both secondary and primary schools, with the highest in attendance,” said Naidoo.

The main fair will include programmes from our diverse community, from English, North Indian and South Indian. For Nagara lovers, Naidoo said they have decided to open the fair with a Nagara night. “You cannot miss out on entertainment brought to you by the pioneers of Nagara that is the Royal Stars which was established in 1938 and the popular ‘Boys in Blue’ – the Nagara Stars,” she added.

There will be loads of entertainment for the entire family, from English, to North and South Indian bands. For the first time ever, leading South African band Dilkash will be playing in Rydalvale Grounds together with Pinky Mothie’s Afro-fusion group and leading international artists.  Other bands and back track singers are expected to woo the crowds such as Annaz, Stars and Eastern Shadows, Versatyl, Geet Milan and the Tansen Nepaul Show Band with Umita Kalyan who will keep young and old feet tapping. Attendees will also be enthralled by 12-year-old guitar maestro Saiyan from Tyles and Deshen Styler.

Showing their Jalwa with selective choreographed dances will be Rajiv Mothie, Shanon B Production, Meerachal, Shivashnee Naidoo, Suveshin Munien, Farishtha’s Dance Academy, the Kumarie Annaline School of Dance and Vande Mataram Dance Production. The Phoenix Dancing Company will take to the stage on Sunday, August 27.

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The event’s reality programmes, include, Phoenix Got Talent and the Phoenix Sun Fashion Fusion sponsored by Feedy Needy’s media partner, the Phoenix Sun. Checkstar Children’s party will be hosted on August 27 from 10:30am to 2pm. All children from 10 years and younger will enter for free. Children will be treated to a fun filled day of entertainment and a scrumptious meal.

Age has no barrier when it comes to Feedy Needy.  “We have planned a senior citizen’s day  for the young at hearts.  All senior citizens 60 years and above will be allowed to enter from 10am to 2pm. They will be entertained by Versatyl,” said Naidoo.  All clubs interested in attending are urged to contact the Feedy Needy offices. Lots of competitions to enter and prizes to be won.

The fair will conclude with a grand finale, the Miss Gay Universe, hosted by the Glamorous queen of queens Miss Farida Jalal and Shameen Thakur Rajbansi of the Minority Front. If you are a Flash Entertainers fan, the group will be in attendance on Sunday, September 3 from 6pm till late.

There will be a variety of tantalising food stalls from as easy as Grab and Run to sit in exotic Indian Foods, succulent mealies, tasty savouries and mouth-watering strawberries and cream. General stalls range from clothing, both eastern and western, toys, perfumes and games while daily attractions also include Disco Midnight Cruise and Chetty’s Funfair.

Naidoo acknowledged that no event is successful without donors, volunteers, service providers, staff and management and expressed their sincere thanks to their media sponsor Vijay Maharaj of the Phoenix Sun, Coca Cola, Checkstar Supermarket, Lotus FM, Gift of the Givers, Seafood Market and other donors big or small, dedicated staff, management and volunteers, the Parks Department Phoenix and Roads Departments who partnered with this society to ensure smooth running and success.

“Your contribution has not gone unnoticed.  The various service providers, residents and the community at large. Thank you for your support.  Your assistance, cooperation and assistance has helped us to bring bright smiles on the face of our children,” she said.  Naidoo also cleared that Luxmi Stars will not be performing at the Feedy Needy Spring Fair 2017.

Phoenix Sun

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