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t’s that time of year again…the countdown to the absolutely fabulous Heeley Festival!


his year’s event will be on Saturday 23rd June and, as usual,

promises something for everyone. Meet us at 11.30am at The Institute on Gleadless Road to join the noisy and colourful opening procession as it winds its way through the park to kick off proceedings at 12 noon. Everyone can join in, and to celebrate this year’s Olympics theme, why not come along in fancy dress and with a flag to wave. It promises to be a colourful affair and lots of fun!

coo over the adorable baby animals which include pygmy goats, a soay lamb and even a litter of piglets, while enjoying wholesome homemade food from the Farm Kitchen, and live music with a punk and world flavour!


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Above: The start of last year’s festival outside the Heeley Institute

stage, delicious food from around the world, and a vast array of community and craft stalls. In a jam-packed stage line-up, this year showcases exciting new talent from Newfield School in the form of young indie rockers, Tandem, and returning band, The Theories. We have a whole raft of local dance troupes, and Phoenix Falconry will be on hand to wow us with their birds of prey flying demonstrations.

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aggy’s Field will play host to the main music and performance

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date in the Heeley calendar so make sure you don’t miss it!

eeley Parish Church invite you to treat yourself to a decadent

cream tea while enjoying acoustic performances, including Carfield Community Choir, classical singer, Max Thorpe, and local musician, John Swain. Alternatively, stock up on fascinating local facts while browsing the much loved exhibition by Heeley History Group. New to this year’s Festival will be a Vintage Car Display on Gleadless Road. So if old motors make you rev with pleasure, then this is for you.

argain hunters will be pleased to know that the ever popular Car

Boot Sale at Anns Grove School will be back! Head on down to the car park to dig around for trinkets and treasures. It’s unlikely you’ll leave empty handed.

miss it. We’ll look forward to seeing you there and, fingers crossed, we’ll see some sunshine!

Heeley Development Trust, Heeley City Farm, Heeley Parish Church and Anns Grove Primary School. This year’s event is funded through a Community First grant and a donation from Tillotson TARA (who deserve a big THANK YOU).


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he Heeley Festival is organised by HEAT, a partnership between

his is the biggest date in the Heeley calendar so make sure you don’t

ver at Heeley City Farm, you can browse the Farmers’ Market and

Go-Karts, archery, rodeo, face painting and Pyjama Drama to keep them entertained, while Ben Z the Magician will be travelling across the site wowing us all with his magic and mayhem. Adrenaline junkies can get their sweat on with Recycle Bikes on the fantastic new mountain bike track, or get climbing over on the boulder.


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he kids certainly won’t be bored with a bouncy slide and castle,

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