Under threat Sheffield festival saved and set to return
A popular community festival which faced the axe has been saved - and is set to return later this month.
For the last 16 years Walkley Festival has attracted crowds every summer to enjoy a fortnight of art exhibitions, community walks and live music at various venues across the suburb.
It appears that the appeal worked and organisers got the required boost in volunteers as the festival is listed on their official website as returning on June 23 for a run of two weeks.
It highlights a huge programme of events from live music to children's activities taking place at a range of venues including Walkley Library and the Walkley Cottage over the course of a fortnight.
"Again we have two weeks of varied events and activities to celebrate Walkley and showcase the enormous amount of talent here.
"We have chosen the theme 'Think Local' to encourage us all to use our local businesses and enjoy our local open spaces.