Busier street festival expected: Angove Street Festival

Peter and Marlene Smedley from Glory Box with Ryan Bammer, from Old Laundry, getting ready for the Angove Street Festival.  Picture: Andrew Ritchie         www.communitypix.com.au   d443733
Busier street festival expected: Angove Street Festival
Peter and Marlene Smedley from Glory Box with Ryan Bammer, from Old Laundry, getting ready for the Angove Street Festival. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d443733

MARLENE Smedley from Glory Box Cakes says locals are proud of North Perth and its village atmosphere.

Ms Smedley said the suburb was known for its great vibe, which attracts people to the area for events like the popular Angove Street Festival on October 25.

“The festival is always so much fun – we love it,” she said.

Peter Smedley, also from Glory Box Cakes, said each festival he had been part of was busier than the year before.

“The variety is distinctly the spice of the festival, it’s what makes it special,”he said.

More than 50,000 people attended the festival last year, which celebrates award-winning cafes, restaurants and retailers.

Festival chairwoman Ida Smithwick said the festival was now in its sixth year.

“The festival has grown to become not only an event for local residents, but we’re finding many of our visitors come from all across the metropolitan area to experience what our wonderful suburb has to offer,” she said.

The Old Laundry will be extending its bar out onto the street for the day.

Bartender Ryan Bammer said this year would be the first time he had been part of the festival.

“I’ll be working on the day so it will be hectic, but it should be a really good day,” Mr Bammer said.