This year we were lucky enough to have some time off as a family to attend Mural Fest in Sheffield during the festival week.
We watched this years murals being painted. We walked amongst past years winners. The little girl painted her own mural in the fantastic kids mural area. We had lunch at the pub, and we spent the last hour on a beautiful little steam train where we saw people that really enjoyed what they are doing.
The weather was beautiful and the organisation of the festival is great. The town itself has a lot of murals to view all year round but it is always nice to be there in the festival week.
I worry for the steam trains future and really wish there were more volunteers to keep it going long into the ever after. It upsets me that people in a community can be so complacent about letting those that work the hardest work hard. I guess its the same in every community.
It was a great day out and it goes a long way to show how arts can invigorate a rural community that may have dies had it not been for those murals and the following festival. I highly recommend it next year or go and enjoy the murals and the town anytime of the year.