PEN­CIL IN THE BLOCK PARTY

Highfields' Own - - Retail -

The High­fields Block Party is back for the ninth year in a row and prom­ises to of­fer more fab­u­lous food, live mu­sic and fun from 6pm to 9pm on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 3.

This year the food of­fer­ings are set to strike a chord with lovers of all cuisines, with at­ten­dees be­ing ut­terly spoilt for choice when it comes to choos­ing their din­ner menu on the night.

The Av­enues of High­fields are once again the ma­jor spon­sor of the event, with spokesper­son Stephen Bow­ers ex­cited for this years event.

“Watch­ing this event grow over the past few years has been our priv­i­lege, and it seems that 2016’s party is go­ing to be big­ger than ever with lots of new faces,” he said.

“As the event has ma­tured it has pre­sented an op­por­tu­nity for the traders in this pre­vi­ously un­tapped foodie hotspot to show­case their unique din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences.

“Party-go­ers can in­dulge their senses and feast their way through an ar­ray of food choices at this year’s Block Party.”

There will be plenty of mu­sic through­out the night in­clud­ing this year’s head­line act, lo­cal artists Mon­sters Inc,who will hit the

Hutchin­son Builders main stage at 7.45pm.

The Block Party will show off the spec­tac­u­lar High­fields First Coat large-scale street art mu­ral at the High­fields Vil­lage Shop­ping Cen­tre by lo­cal artist Gimiks Born.

There were two de­sign ideas, how­ever the fi­nal de­ci­sion was de­ter­mined by a public vote.

High­fields Vil­lage Shop­ping Cen­tre owner Mac Stir­ling em­pha­sised that both de­signs had a great feel­ing for the neigh­bour­hood.

“Both con­cepts em­body the growth of the High­fields re­gion over re­cent years, with a young feel and a strong com­mu­nity fo­cus,” he said.

To keep bel­lies full the clas­sic cuisines of Thai, In­dian and Ital­ian will be on of­fer plus fam­ily favourites such as roast chicken, twisted pota­toes and Dutch pof­fer­t­jes.

This year the gourmet food trucks are also mak­ing their mark with raw del­i­ca­cies, French-style cakes and pas­tries, the very pop­u­lar Bratwurst sausages and some sweet treats in­clud­ing hand­made gelato, gourmet donuts and spe­cialty choco­lates from a lo­cal choco­latier.

A wide range of beers and ciders will keep thirsts quenched in the li­censed 18-plus bar ar­eas on-site.

At­ten­dees can also en­joy a glass of wine, with two lo­cal winer­ies per­son­ally sell­ing at the event.

“Party at­ten­dees can grab a bite to eat, en­joy some en­ter­tain­ment, ex­pe­ri­ence the rides, and be in the run­ning to win some pretty great prizes,” Mr Stir­ling said.

“Peo­ple en­joy see­ing the cen­tre be­ing used in a dif­fer­ent way and the cen­tre car park ar­eas will be­gin clos­ing to traf­fic for the big event from 3.30pm.”

As a free event that is open to all ages, The High­fields Block Party on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 3 is cer­tainly worth mark­ing in your cal­en­dar.

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