Walkley Festival back for tenth year

THE tenth Walkley Festival will be launched on Saturday, June 25 with a peal of bells from St Mary’s Church and entertainment on Walkley Green in South Road.

Activities are being held over the next fortnight, including summer fairs, a fun day, arts and craft exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops, pub quizes, a tea dance and a history walk.

The event is organised by Walkey Community Forum, an independent voluntary organisation set up in the late 1990s, in partnership with local businesses, churches and other organisations.

Grenville Wilkinson, who chairs the forum, said the festival had gone “from strength to strength” thanks to the support of volunteers.