The Sneinton Festival took part for the 13th year running last week. The theme of this year's festival was Earth, Wind and Fire, with a focus on green energy. Schools and youth groups from around Sneinton have been working hard to make fantastic costumes for this year’s parade. Many feel this year's festival was one of the best one yet, creating a sense of pride within the community and involving local children increasing their self esteem, skills and confidence in art. The Caves had been opened up on Wednesday, while on Thursday the International Food Tasting Evening gathered hundreds in the Hermitage Community Centre. On Saturday a big parade took off from Sneinton Windmill, along the Dale and down the Boulevard onto the Hermitage Square. On the square performances took place all afternoon, with workshops and stalls. One stall showed people how to build their own wind turbines while elsewhere folk were informed about why they should make their way over to this year's climate camp.
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The eventful day was finished off by bands at the Lord Nelson pub. It was an amazing sight. When Fat Digester played and all the children were swinging around on stage to their funky beats, one wonders... When does a community really get together like this and enjoys some good times together? Similar things came to mind during the International Food Tasting Evening. When do our various cultures properly mingle? Sneinton Festival is an amazing happening with a really good atmosphere, lots of children, food, dancing and bringing the community together. Well done to those putting all the effort in getting it together!