#chesterculture – Hoole Quarter May Day Festival – Sunday 1st May 2016

Things are happening in Hoole!

Hoole is about to host its first May Day Street Festival courtesy of the community fundraising team Notting Hoole. The event is to take place on Sunday May 1st from 11am – 5pm and will take place along Faulkner Street and Charles Street. The festival will feature hot and cold food stalls, local artists, craft stalls, live music, buskers and children’s entertainers.

The Notting Hoole Team are responsible for the Hoole Christmas Lights Switch On, and have also arranged other community events such as the Annual Summer BBQ, The ‘Ellie’s Cup’ Annual Football Tournament & Hoole’s Got Talent. The events are all designed to be all-inclusive Community events, and to raise money for the Hoole Community Centre and the Christmas Lights Switch On.

Founder and Chair of Notting Hoole, Sue Mason, feels that Hoole has been crying out for a Street Festival for a long time:
“When we won £5,000 in November 2015 for being awarded ‘Best Newcomer’ in the Great British High Street Awards, we asked local residents and businesses how they would like the money to be spent. A lot of people asked for a Street Festival with lots of entertainment for adults and kiddies, and that is exactly what we have done!

We’ve talked to local food producers and suppliers and we have lots of exciting stalls selling hot and cold food, plus talented local artists, arts and craft sellers and of course plenty of live music and entertainment for the children. The local business community has really got behind the event too and many of the shops, bars and restaurants will be open on the day.

We are also holding a children’s art competition asking them to produce an A4 piece of art entitled ‘Cool Hoole’.  The competition will be judged by TV Star Ian Puleston-Davies and the winning artwork will be displayed in Art At 41. This is really going to be a fantastic Community event, celebrating everything that is so special about Hoole, and how important it is to support the local economy.”

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2 thoughts on “#chesterculture – Hoole Quarter May Day Festival – Sunday 1st May 2016

  1. Impaling a dead pig and cooking it is just sadist and vile. We’re meant to have progressed since medieval times. Definitely not going if that’s what you’re doing. You think that’s “cultural”? Really?!


    1. Hi Donna,

      To clarrify, we’re not the event organisers. We simply say what’s happening.

      Community events like this are part of the culture in Chester, rather than a cultural event.

      For example, I’m hoping to try and get a Chester FC fan to write on the history of their rivalry with Wrexham. That’s culture too.

      Also the hog roast is just one stall as part of a street food market. It’s not the main event.

      Culture is more than just the arts, music and ‘cultural’ scene. 😊


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