BARROW'S Unity Festival is moving from the streets to the soil this weekend as it brings its message of 'healing together' to the inaugural Coast Roads Festival.

The Unity festival, which took place in Barrow last weekend, has been a key component in the organisation of the ambitious Coast Roads community music festival along with principal organisers The Lock In.

It will be hosting its own stage and running workshops throughout the weekend.

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The Coast Roads festival itself comprises seven stages across the site at Aldingham Fields, within sight of the shores of Morecambe Bay, with legendary band The Coral headlining the main stage.

Janine Adams, of Furness Multi-Cultural Community Forum, has been behind the Unity stage, and outlined her vision and what festival-goers can expect.

"For us, it really sits within our values around the community element that the lads from The Lock In wanted," she said.

"Our role here is about helping this festival be a festival for everybody, for it to feel inclusive, getting everybody in the space together.

"Our section is quite arty and cultural so we're running a lot of the workshops.

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"We have a section where people can come and learn how to write their own names in Arabic and that's run by people whose first language is Arabic.

"Drop Zone Youth Project is also bringing along its miniature knife angel, just to keep that flow going from when it was in Barrow in January.

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"There's loads of different fun stuff to do, stuff that gets you thinking too that reminds us all how lucky we are.

"All the charity organisations will be sat within Unity Festival, providing information and workshops. Mind is coming along to promote their service, and we have a Community Corner, so charities that can't make it throughout the weekend can have their information shared.

"Covid's affected us all for so long, people often forget what services are around to help them, and a lot of people are still struggling.

"The site's looking amazing, it's very exciting - it's going to be a cracker."