SLIDESHOW: Shiregreen Festival is a big success in Sheffield

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It was Shiregreen’s time to shine when a community festival was held in the Sheffield neighbourhood.

Organisers of this year’s Shiregreen Festival said the event broke all fundraising targets, collecting just under £3,000 which will go towards the upkeep of the community centre on Sicey Avenue.

Lilly-Rose Bingley getting her face painted at the Shiregreen Festival

Lilly-Rose Bingley getting her face painted at the Shiregreen Festival

The fun day featured a host of activities including an auction, penalty shoot-out, bouncy castle and pot smashing stall.

Children put on a display of country dancing and a decades-old tradition was observed - the crowning of the festival’s Rose Queen. This year’s chosen Queen was local girl Mea Copley.

Guests of honour were Sheffield’s new Lord Mayor, Peter Rippon, and Brightside and Hillsborough MP David Blunkett.

Marie Round, one of the event’s organisers, said: “Everybody enjoyed it - it’s a massive day for Shiregreen. It’s the pinnacle of what Shiregreen stands for.”

Events continue this week. On Tuesday a talent contest is happening at the centre, while Wednesday sees a fashion show take place, with the proceeds split with charity Support Dogs.

A games night featuring bowling and ping pong is running on Thursday, and an evening of dinner and dancing is planned for Friday.