Dancing in the Street (plus points of partying)

The royal jubilee weekend in the UK has now started and people all over the British Isles (as well as some commonwealth counties) will be partaking of the newly resurrected tradition of street parties. It’s likely not so much a show of allegiance to the crown, but rather a good excuse for a good old knees up. I’m not quite sure when such community activities came back into popularity but there was definitely a couple decades where people, particularly the young, wouldn’t have entertained the idea of hanging out with their neighbours or doing anything for the community. It just seemed a bit of an old fashioned and even foreign concept. But somewhere along the line, particularly as times got harder financially, ‘community’ has made a come back and along with it, has come the resurgence of the street party. Read more…