Boulder festival is Heeley good fun...

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Chainsaw art, live music and a range of entertainment drew more than 2,000 visitors to a Sheffield suburb’s festival.

The Big Boulder and Arts Festival in Heeley Park was a ‘huge success’, say organisers, with a mixture of art exhibition and demonstrations, crafts and food stalls.

A beer tent sold almost 300 pints of locally-brewed Heeley Sunshine ale within a few hours, while youngsters enjoyed children’s entertainers.

The third annual festival was to raise money for the park, with funds being invested back into the community space.

Organiser Beverley Nunn said: “The Big Boulder is a free community event that is growing year by year, and all income made through stall charges and bar profit are ploughed straight back in to the event and in continuing to maintain the park.

“Fundraising for the park is an ongoing task – this month we have been shortlisted as one of four Sheffield organisations to receive a grant of £3,000 from Lloyds Bank if we receive enough public votes, and we are also one of the Waitrose Community Fund nominated charities for their token scheme.”

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