Eleventh year of Walkley Festival

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VOLUNTEERS in Walkley, Sheffield, are getting ready for their 11th community festival.

The event, designed to celebrate the area’s community spirit, will run until July 15, beginning with the peal of bells at St Mary’s Church at 10am on Saturday, June 30.

Events throughout the fortnight include exhibitions of work by local artists, a green spaces walk, an evening of folk and blues music at The Hillsborough Hotel on July 6, and Ruskin Park’s fun day from 1pm to 6pm on Saturday, July 7. On Sunday, July 8, volunteers are invited to help tidy Walkley Cemetery from 2pm to 4pm, and on Sunday, July 15, Sheffield Buddhist Centre on Howard Road will hold a summer fair.

Log on to www.walkleyforum.co.uk for full details of festival events.