VIDEO: Community unites at Sheffield festival

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A vibrant festival which united communities with music, food and entertainment in Sheffield has been hailed a success.

Amphifest was packed full of family friendly fun when it returned for the fifth year to South Street Park, overlooking the city’s railway station.

Amphifest under off South Street

Amphifest under off South Street

New this year was a huge big-top style marquee which meant that revellers would remain dry whatever the weather.

The festival, organised by The Friends of Sheaf Valley Park, involved an afternoon of live music from Sheffield musicians, interrupted only by a fun dog show.

There was also food, vintage teas, local history walks, a coconut shy, apple pressing and various stalls.

Kim Swan, a member of the Friends of Sheaf Valley Park, said: “ It was really amazing.

William and Jacob Feather enjoy themselves crushing stuff

William and Jacob Feather enjoy themselves crushing stuff

“People were saying they have never heard such good music.

“We had put it together on an absolute show string and it has a great impact.”

The fun continued into the evening when organisers put on a ‘magical community supper’ for neighbours and supporters to celebrate the local spirit.

As the music on stage drew to a close, dozens of guests ranging from six-year-old to 94, enjoyed a feast of curry cooked by Fusion Organic Café and entertainment from local musicians.

The Repomen performing at the event

The Repomen performing at the event

Neighbours who had never met before, talked, laughed and enjoyed the magic of the evening, which was sponsored by Urban Splash.

Tom Cossham, a member of Friends of Sheaf Valley Park, said: “We are so proud of the diversity of our area. It is endlessly surprising in many ways and has a lot of heart. We want to celebrate that.”

The magical community supper at Amphifest, sponsored by Urban Splash. Picture: Ian Spooner

The magical community supper at Amphifest, sponsored by Urban Splash. Picture: Ian Spooner

The magical community supper at Amphifest, sponsored by Urban Splash. Picture: Ian Spooner

The magical community supper at Amphifest, sponsored by Urban Splash. Picture: Ian Spooner