Fishersgate prepares for 50s festival

THE rebuilding of the Fishersgate Centre will be celebrated with a Vintage Festival.

Fishersgate Community Association is organising the 1950s-themed festival at the West Road centre on August 24, with a parade setting the ball rolling at 2pm and entertainment continuing until 10pm.

Workshops are taking place every Monday and Tuesday, from August 5 to 20, with the chance to make retro clothes, banners and bunting, and learn to jive.

Jive sessions are 10.30am to midday, £1 per session or £3 per family. Making sessions are 1pm to 4pm, £2 per session.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Book by contacting Elizabeth on 07813801733 or email admin@fishersgatecentre.org.uk.

The target date for the centre to reopen to the public is September 2.