Ferryhill Is United is a community festival hosted by Show Racism The Red Card & Dean Banks residents association. The festival takes play on Sunday 5th July 2009 at Ferryhill Business & Enterprice College, Merrington Road, Ferryhill, DL17 8RW.
The festival kicks off at 11am and will bring the community together to celebrate diversity and show that there's no place for racism in County Durham. There will be loads of activities for all ages including: Youth football tournament, sports & art workshops, fairground & climbing wall, live music including Sounds Of The World & Thee Strawberry Mynde.
I've just heard that the bnp aren't happy about this event and have been handing out leaflets about it (see message below). We'll be ready for them should they try anything on the day.
"The BNP have put out a leaflet campaigning against our event on Sun. It's 2 sides of A4 and quite nasty stuff. "Hope not Hate nutters" paving the way to flood Ferryhill with Muslims etc. We're hoping to get some press coverage exposing them out of it, but it raises concerns as to whether they may look to disrupt the day."
The nazis never showed up on the day, which might of been down to the big police presence. Still, the festival went down well and I really enjoyed been back on stage again with my band after a 6 month break.