Story by Clare Burnell. Photos by Patrick Amber, Fran Belbin, Gaby Spinks and James Woollen.
On Saturday 3rd September Abbeyfield Park held its very first Hullabaloo, a community day with a difference. The festival
was organised by the Burngreave Messenger in association with HOPE not hate and celebrated the multiculturalism and diversity of Burngreave. What is a Hullabaloo? Well now we know, it is a world of making, joining in, and meeting new people. The dreadful weather didn’t dampen the spirits of those taking part!
Highlights included Betty’s visit to her famous tearoom that had lovingly been recreated in the Abbeyfield House community
room, watching excited children chasing the amazing giant bubbles organised by Scrap Dragon, and the beautiful hobby horses created for the gymkhana, made by Gaby Spinks, Patrick Amber and children at the Adventure Playground. Clare Burnell and Tina Ball from Sheffield Donations for Refugees raised £50 by charging people to put on silly hats and take photos of each other at the photo booth stall. The winner of our photo booth competition was Patrick Amber for his very funny series of photos, but it was a close run contest with Stacey Almond and Gill Dean coming in second place.
Music and performances included Trip the Light, Treebeard and Indian dancers. It was very difficult to choose what
to eat as there was so much choice including Pokemon biscuits, amazing cakes and a tasty goat curry.