Riverlution festival


The Sheffield Riverlution Festival started at Kelham Island with a glorious sunny day on 22nd September.

Stalls, riverside walks and kayaking taster sessions, traditional crafts and family fun, a BBQ and a sculpture being created before your very eyes from salvaged supermarket trolleys were just a few of the activities on offer.

A much colder, cloudy Sunday saw the Kayak and raft race start from Kelham Island and take the action down the river to Nursery Street and the new Pocket Park. On the way boats were attacked with flour bombs bought 4 for £1 by excited spectators. There were prizes for the winning raft, the best dressed raft and the one covered in the most flour!

The pocket park was officially opened by the Lord Mayor.

Environmental and food stalls lined Nursery Street, music from a variety of groups entertained the crowds and the activities ended with a spectacular pyrotechnic display and lantern parade at 8pm, though the action carried on till late in the Riverside and Harlequin Pubs.

Riverlution carries on with fringe events around Sheffield’s waterways until 30th September – World Rivers Day.

Go online for more information: www.riverlution.org.uk

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