Street Festival MONDAY!

There is now only a matter of hours before a Shrewsbury arts organisation will be hosting its third annual street festival for local people. Taking place on Belmont just off the High Street for the forthcoming bank-holiday Monday, the Hive's community street party promises to offer a varied selection of activities and attractions for people to come along and enjoy.

Between 2pm and 6pm on Monday May 6, there will be drumming performances from local musicians, creative workshops for young people and families, street performers, a Henna artist, lots of creative activities, many stalls, Taiko drumming, arts and crafts, a DJ and even a bag-piper - with a few other surprises along the way too!

Habib Malik-Mansell of the Hive said "We're grateful to the numerous businesses and organisations who have got involved this year and chosen to support our annual event. It continues to demonstrate the definite need for events such as this locally within the community; providing the chance for families, residents and businesses to come and participate in a fun-day together".

This year's event follows on from the successes of events held over the last 2 years, which have seen hundreds of people of all ages join forces in celebration for a good old-fashioned knees-up amidst the stunning surroundings of Belmont itself.

Local traders form an important part of the community event and this year the Hive is supported by Bright Owls language school, Salop Medical Services, Iddys Ices, Eat-Up, DASH Disability Arts, We Are Frostfire, Hennacat and Severnside Housing. In addition to the Shrewsbury Town Centre Residents Association, Slugworthes Candy, Severn Magazine, Jim Hawkins, Chris the Piper, Shropshire Cat Rescue and Battlefield Printing Group amongst numerous others. There are also two solicitors joining in this year - both Wace Morgan and SLC Solicitors.

The event is supported in part by Shropshire Council through Local Joint Committee funding.
People still searching for something to do on the bank-holiday are encouraged to come on down to Belmont from 2pm onwards on Monday, to enjoy the afternoon. For more information visit