The inaugural Hyson Green Cultural Festival (HGCF) was held in 2014 to bring together the local communities in Hyson Green to share and enjoy their cultural diversity. The great success of this rst event in bringing together many di erent people and groups in a highly diverse area led to HGCF winning the ‘Best Organised Community Event’ Award from Nottingham City Homes.
HGCF expanded in 2015, mainly due to the strong roots we established with the local community. The funding from Near Neighbourhood helped us carry out six events which took place before and after the Festival, providing opportunities to engage with a broader range of individuals and families.
In 2016, the Festival continued to grow, seeing approximately 500 people in attendance; we are delighted that in 2017, number increased still, attracting some 600 visitors.
The Festival not only encompasses a good family fun day out, but it enables us to raise awareness and educate on issues arising in the local community. We have focused on: female genital mutilation, knife crime, hate crime and communities have been able to utilise free access to health checks by trained professionals.
To find out more visit the Hyson Green Cultural Festival website.