Glastonbury without mud

Sharrow festival
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HUNDREDS of visitors flocked to Sharrow for the annual festival of music, food and culture.

The event, which takes place in Mount Pleasant Park every year, was boosted by the sunny weekend weather.

There was a host of attractions including various genres of music, international cuisine, dance and sporting demonstrations.

On the music stage there were performances from The Gazelles, Rafiki Jazz and the Steel City Soul club, among others.

The community stage saw a boxing demonstration by Sheffield City Amateur Boxing Club; Sharrow’s Got Talent – a talent contest for 11- to 19-year-olds – and Roulement Arts African Drummers.

Guests enjoyed the usual fabulous array of international cuisine which was on offer from samosas to jerk chicken and strawberries and cream to Mexican burritos.

There was face painting and music, sport and art workshops for the youngsters.

Organisers said the event was very successful and thanked the volunteers who had worked hard to make it happen.

Mark Cohen said the sunshine helped make the day even more enjoyable for the crowds.

He said: “The weather was fantastic as was the vibe.

“The people happily grooved away to the bands on the main stage or joined in with the dancing and the demos on the community stage.

“The graffiti area – which was in its 10th year – was as lively as ever and produced some great art.

“It was just as much fun as Glastonbury but more manageable, no mud and in our own backyard.”