“It’s cool in Hoole”; rocking #SundayFunday at Hoole Street Festival

“It’s cool in Hoole”, declared the Chester Continentals yesterday as they took the stage at the Hoole street festival. And right they were.

 

Hoole Street Festival

 

After the fun and frolics of the street festival the Nottinghoole team threw together in May (you remember the one, where it rained cats and dogs all day and no-one cared because they were having so much fun) they said it was a one off. Then the residents and businesses alike got up on a barricade and demanded another one because, well, who doesn’t like a good old knees up on a Sunday.

 

Hoole Street Festival

 

Alright, I may be exaggerating about the barricades but the people spoke and Nottinghoole delivered. And how!

 

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This time the weather favoured the Hooligans (unless you count the occasional freezing gale wind) and the sun was out. Both Charles and Faulkner Street were skirted with stalls full of knick knacks of all sorts, arts, fashion and vintage props and pieces. There were burgers, Caribbean cuisine, sizzling sausages, Mediterranean Mezze and local tapas and cheese. And you could flush all this down with wonderful wines or bonkers beers from Chester Beer and Wine or at the pop-up bar from Deva Brewery, if sitting in one of the pubs wasn’t your thing.

 

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Personally I was rather content parking my backside to the seating area in front of the stage (they didn’t have one in May and this was totally a top idea) and enjoyed an afternoon of banging bands. They were all a super talented bunch (especially the youngsters from Blue Manoeuvre – I mean is it legal to be that young and talented?) but the one that stood out most were the lads from Cynic Notes. Not only do they play their own material they also rocked the living daylights out of my day. Here, have a listen and thank me later:

 

 

I think community events like this are really important. Sure, they’re fun, but at the same time they bring communities together a build community spirit, which in turn breaks down barriers between personalities, nationalities, social standings and everything in between.

 

Hoole Street Festival

 

When we come together to do something positive for our community we realise how  we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us. And that is exactly what communities are all about, folks. Unity.

 

“It’s cool in Hoole”, declared the Chester Continentals. Cool, indeed.

 

Did you pop over to Hoole Street Festival? Let me know in the comments!

19 Comments

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  • Saranda September 28, 2016 at 5:46 am

    This looks so cute and so fun!

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  • Mimi September 28, 2016 at 4:22 am

    Love street festivals! The bag is fun, would buy it if it had no cigarette word on it 😛

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  • kaleigh September 27, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    this looks like so much fun!

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  • Analesha September 27, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    This looks like a great festival! The food looks delicious too!

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  • kittylimon September 27, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    The festival looked great and the food looks amazing wish I could have been there 🙂

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  • Sonja Josipovic September 27, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Love festivals! Your pictures looks amazing!
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  • michenn September 27, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    OMG this looks so fun and that food looks amazing!!

    michenn

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  • ELLIOT HAMMOND September 27, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    The Pictures and food looks so amazing

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  • Karoliina Kazi September 27, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Street festivals are so much and like you said, they bring the community together. Lovely pictures and the food looks delicious.

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  • Jasmin N September 27, 2016 at 10:17 am

    That sounds like a fun event!
    That food looks so amazing, or then it’s just because I’m hungry hahah 😀

    ~ Jasmin N
    Little Things With Jassy
    Bloglovin’

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  • Lyndsey September 27, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Woww the food looked amazing and your photos are lovely!
    Great post!
    TQR x
    thequietresolution.co.uk

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  • Katrina Honer September 27, 2016 at 4:19 am

    I love festivals! Best way to experience a wide range of cultures. looks like you had a lot of fun

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  • maca September 26, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    love love festivals like this one! so much fun!
    xo,
    Maca

    http://www.heymaca.ca

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  • Alexandra Geletová September 26, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    I absolutely love festivals, and this one looks good 🙂 Thank you for sharing 🙂

    Ally,
    http://www.inspo-book.blogspot.com

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  • Caroline September 26, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Your writing is so good! I could really feel the atmosphere of the festival, reading you. I wish I was there! xx

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  • Борка Шаула September 26, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Love the bag, it’s so tumblr. Festivals are always the best choice for making funny memories and new friendships!
    BS, xx | https://queenbsdiary.wordpress.com/

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  • Jamie September 26, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Love festivals! This one looked like so much fun, and the food looked amazing!

    xx, Jamie
    theblonderlife.com

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  • Ivana J September 26, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Love this kind of festivals, lovely pictures xoxo

    https://theninebyivana.blogspot.com/

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