Event of the week: Cally Festival 2016

Cally Festival pictured in 2014. Picture: Cally Festival

Cally Festival pictured in 2014. Picture: Cally Festival - Credit: Archant

The popular - and free - Cally Festival returns to Caledonian Road on Sunday.

Each year, for one day, organisers close the road and over 7,000 people come together for a huge party.

A Cally Festival 2016 statement said: “Expect music, performance, art, activities, creative workshops and much more.

“We also open the road to a street market of delicious food to eat and brilliant things to buy. The Cally Festival is a free event for the whole community.

“The community really pulls together to create decorations, art works, food and performances: really showing off what this area has to offer.”

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Cllr Paul Convery, who represents the Caledonian ward, said: “Festivals like this create an atmosphere and a mood where people think to themselves: ‘This place is changing for the better.’”

The festival will run from noon until 6pm.

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At its centrepiece will be a costumed drumming parade led by children from Robert Blair Primary and the Barbican Drumheads. It will start at 3pm.

For more information about the festival and its full programme of events, visit thecallyfestival.co.uk

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