What a Hullabaloo!

3 Roma children blow giant bubbles on the grass.

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.

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4 rained on women in from of a red banner saying 'Burngreave'
Slightly drenched Burngreave Labour Party.
By Osama Magdher Montfort


Leather rosettes with brightly coloured ribbons
Pitsmoor Pony Club rosettes made by Heather Dewick.
Photo by Gaby Spinks
A jar of pick and mix sweets on top of a list of guesses
Guess the sweets in the jar at Burngreave Messenger stall.
By Gaby Spinks
A rectangular chocolate cake edged in kitkats with a border of chocolate fingers and a ballpool of maltesers on top
Cake by Karrie Simpkins who ran the bake sale.
By Gaby Spinks
A rectangular cake edged with marshmallows and topped with jelly beans.
Another beautiful cake by Karrie Simpkins. Photo by Gaby Spinks

Children realise a dozen yellow balloons into a grey sky. A red and white striped sweets stall. 20160903_121143-large 20160903_120950-large 20160903_120806-large Two people stood by a display board under a marquee with bunting Festival stall with people in red high vis jackets sheltering from the rain and Hope Not Hate yellow banners displayed. 3 Roma children blow giant bubbles on the grass.

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