BALLOONS and bunting replaced cars and vans yesterday as the third Bold Street Festival got under way.
From 10am, the former ropewalk, now famed for its independent stores, cafes and restaurants, became a pedestrian-only zone, taken over by food stalls, clothing traders, pavement artists and tango dancers .
The relaxed atmosphere was helped by the late September sunshine as people milled around, dipping in and out of shops or sipping coffee at tables on the pavement outside The Italian Club or Soul Cafe.
And, for visitors wanting a little more action, the world’s smallest nightclub, Rumours, was charging just 50p entrance. The pavement art was also a big draw.
Matt Robinson and Stacey Crosbie said they strolled over to Bold Street from their city centre home.
Matt said: “We’ll go wandering up and down. It’s a nice, end of the summer thing.”