Summer weather fails to put dampeners on rescheduled Sharrow Festival

The popular Sharrow Festival had to be postponed this summer due to heavy rainfall.
 
Initially set to take place on Saturday 7th July in Mount Pleasant Park, organisers had to cancel the event for the first time in fifteen years.
 
Cancelling the Festival was not only a disappointment to the Sharrow community, but cost the organisers in excess of £4,000 with stall holders experiencing further financial losses.
 
Alan Deadman, chair of the Festival organising group expressed his regret at having to cancel the event after a year of hard work and the team now have their fingers crossed for better weather second time around.
 
The new date for the Festival has been set for Saturday 6th October and will feature events and activities for all the family. The community stage will showcase talent of all ages and kids will be spoilt for choice with a bouncy castle, inflatable slide, Sharrow Surestart tent and more. Drumming and street dance workshops are guaranteed to get everyone involved as are the five-a-side football matches provided by FURD (Football Unites Racism Divides). Craft activities and food stalls will satisfy creative types and food lovers and there are even plans underway for a film show.
 
The event will run from midday until 5.30pm with the entertainment continuing into the evening with live bands at the Vine Inn, Cemetery Road. Volunteers and sponsors are warmly welcomed and the organisers can be contacted here.
 




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