Hive launches street festival plans

Bosses of arts charity the Hive Music and Media Centre in Shrewsbury have announced today that they have recently begun preparations for the organisation's forthcoming May Day street festival. The third annual event  of its kind will be taking place on Belmont in the heart of the town centre.

This year's event follows on from the successes of events held over the last 2 years, which have seen hundreds of people from the community join forces in celebration and for a good old-fashioned style knees-up.

On May 6 between 2pm and 6pm, the Hive is intending to host their next street party to build on the particular popularity of last year's event.

There will be live performances from local musicians, creative workshops for young people and families, street performers, a Henna artist, lots of creative activities and many stalls. It's hoped that attractions on offer for young people will include storytelling, Taiko drumming, percussion and crafts.

Local traders form an important part of the community event and this year will be no exception. All businesses and organisations who pledge support gain extensive promotion and recognition for their efforts. Already on board and assisting with the day are Bright Owls, Iddys Ices, Eat-Up, DASH Disability Arts, We Are Frostfire, Hennacat and support from Severnside Housing, in addition to the Shrewsbury Town Centre Residents Association. The event is also supported by Shropshire Council through Local Joint Committee funding.

Habib Malik-Mansell of the Hive said "Our 2012 street party was a great day for all who participated and we hope that 2013 will be even better for all involved; whether they are a business supporting the event or simply a visitor on the day itself. The Hive's street festival provides a fantastic day for the community and local people to come together. I really encourage local businesses to approach us and see how they can get involved with the day, for the benefit of the community. There's a whole host of ways in which people can help!"

Any businesses, organisations or individuals who wish to register interest in the street festival on May 6 are invited to contact the Hive by emailing [email protected] or calling 01743 234970. For more information visit http://hiveonline.org.uk/hive-street-party/

Hive Shrewsbury street party