Notice board Hollberry Street
Today untill Monday there is a food festival in the centre of Sheffield. Lots of stalls selling food and a pop up farm with animals. Passing on bus as being set up, spotted vegetable, cup cakes, beer and Chinese noodle stalls.
Today and tomorrow Street City is having an 80s themed food market with usual music (see links below for information about previous street city events).
From my experience of previous Chinese New Year event and carnival (see previous posts) I think the crowd will be more mellow than the crowd celebrating St Patrick’s weekend on say west street. As St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland many celebrating my drinking a lot of Guinness. With the drink prices at Street City and the civilised crowd I think it will be less rowdy, children fit into event well and there is good choice of food as well as drink. If people are lucky they will see the amazing aerial acrobat that I have seen at previous events.
Mardi Gras Carnival Continues Saturday 25th….There is not much of a nod to the carnival theme but there are bands and saxophonist accompanying DJ and other acts.
Including same aerial acrobat …
There is not much of a nod to the carnival theme but there are bands and saxophonist accompanying DJ and other acts.
Including same aerial acrobat as at Chinese New Year event. She is amazing hanging off a Hulu hoop attached by nothing more but her limbs; so strong and flexible. I would not want to attempt half of what she does above a concrete floor!
There was also a hot dog stall, smokehouse van, crepe van, pizzas. The Indian street food stall was doing interesting and tasty looking wraps. Later in the evening from the waffle store I had a rocky road waffle. There was also bannofee and millionaire waffles.
The prosecco and other main bar was present as for Chinese New Year. As was the city taxi booth for free photos. There was a good atmosphere on the dance floor before ten. My prediction that is was a good place to take kids was correct as the almost 2 year old with us had a good time running round. Plus it was still free to get in.
Street City Sheffield ‘Mardi Gras’ Carnival The next Street food event on Ecclesall Road, takes place February 24th and 25th. It has a carnival theme. It does not specifically say it is for … https://wonderwall360blog.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/street-city-sheffield-mardi-gras-carnival/
The next Street food event on Ecclesall Road, takes place February 24th and 25th. It has a carnival theme. It does not specifically say it is for Mardi Gras, but it is during traditional Mardi Gras season. Mardi Gras are celebrations (parades and carnivals) that occur in the two weeks prior to Ash Wednesday. This year Shrove Tuesday is on the Tuesday 28th February and Ash Wednesday is Wednesday 1st March.
Sheffield street city food market is located, opposite the Co-op which is behind Bistro Pierre / opposite Napoleons.
Previously there has been an event for Halloween and one for Christmas. I went last night: the day before the official Chinese New Year starts. It continues tonight (28th January 2017). The yard and warehouse the event is hosted in, was decorated with pretty lanterns.
There were three stalls selling Chinese food. I shared 4 duck pancakes for £5. Then from the same stall (with the purple Skipton awning) I had beef and black bean with egg fried rice for £6. There was one stall selling Malaysian curry, appropriate as Malaysia also celebrates Chinese new year. There was also a stalls selling stone baked pizza, mexican, burgers and churros with chocolate for something sweet.
Inside the warehouse there was a bar with a range of beer, wine and spirits. Calling draft was £3.50 but, I upgraded to Bierre Moretto for £4.50. My round also included Black Sheep for £4. Inevitably both were served in plastic glasses. There was also craft beers on the menu which presumably would have come in a bottle at £5.50.
Additionally there was a stall to buy mulled wine.
There was also a prosecco bar. Most people seemed to opt for a bottle which was £18 and came with plastic prosecco flutes, rather than by the glass. Revellers could be seen dancing with prosecco bottles.
There was a female performer who I saw in two outfits performing aerial acrobatics accompanied by a dj and a saxophonists. prior to that Doncaster band with a female singer sang. There was also a photobooth hosted by city taxis where you get photos printed for free as long as you were happy being part of a postcard advertising city taxis – your photos can be cut out from it!
I left about 10pm, when it was starting to become a little chilly in the warehouse , sitting down. I probably needed to dance to warm up albeit in coat and gloves and if I, had of had one a bobble hat! The dancing had been started off by the younger generation (under 10s) but, from about 9pm adults were beginning to join in.
I will definitely keep my eyes open for future events. Ideally it would be good to go on a summers night when my myself and my dancing partner would be able to wear our gladrags and she would have the flexibility of bringing her little one as it was child friendly.