90% of funding for Fishteron Street Festival secured

Fisherton Festival Chris W

7:05am 5th January 2016
(Updated 9:45am 5th January 2016)

90% of the funding needed to make next year's Fisherton Street Festival a reality has been secured - so there's now a final push to get the rest of the cash in.

The street party along the whole of the road was originally intended to be a one-off event, but it was so popular that it's being brought back again.

Around 7,000 people went along last year on the May Day Bank Holiday, with the aim of the day to show off the area's multicultural diversity.

The majority of the £21,000 funding needed to put the Festival on has come from grants Wiltshire Council and  Salisbury BID,ahead of Salisbury City Council approving a grant application too.

The event which will be held again on the first May bank holiday, 2nd May 2016, will be having a make over - here are some of the proposed changes:

  • Using Fisherton Street and Bridge Street in their entirety from Dews Road to the High Street
  • Expanding to include the Maltings (subject to the discussion with Maltings management)
  • Teenage Market Area
  • More charity stalls
  • Real Ale & Cider Festival featuring local brewers and micro brewers
  • More use of church facilities and more involvement with locally based ethnic and religious minority organisations and groups

This video of what happened during the 2015 event shows just how big the event became:

Festival organisers are now looking for people to sign up as street entertainers, musicians and performers to be there on the day.

To find out more about the Festival, you can visit their website at www.fishertonfestival.co.uk

If you'd like to get involved with sponsorship or as a performer, you can email contact@fishertonfestival.co.uk or call Steve  Dauwaulder on 07795 321535.

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