The Stockwell Festival returns to Larkhall Park on Saturday 7 September, 11.30am – 5.30pm. The theme this year is The World in Stockwell, celebrating the diversity and cultural mix of the local area.
Now in its 13th year, the festival is organised by local community organisation, Stockwell Partnership, in partnership with Friends of Larkhall Park and South Lambeth Market.
The Community Action Zone is new to the Festival for 2013 and supports local residents to get involved in their community. This ranges from campaigning with War on Want to mentoring with South London YMCA to taking action on waste food with Brixton People’s Kitchen. Battersea Cats and Dogs Home are offering free micro-chipping and dog tag engraving and local bike shop Cycle PS are holding free bike repair workshops.
The popular stall holders from South Lambeth Market are pitching up to sell an array of crafts, fair trade fashions, gifts, cakes, fruit and veg and much more. And over at the Food Hall taste the flavours of Stockwell with delicious paella and Guyanese street food.
This year, music is a big part of the Festival, with main stage performances from Stockwell-based RnB sensation Naomi Keysha and Australian DJ Ray Isaac. Diverse local talent is on show in the community performance area, including music and dance from local youth groups In Harmony and Entwined Shades Dance Company.
As always, there’s plenty to keep the children entertained, including face painters, arts and crafts workshops, a stilt walker and fairground rides.
We look forward to seeing you at the Festival. This is an annual free event not to be missed.
If you’d like to get involved, have a stall or volunteer please contact Leila at email@example.com or call 07772 371 133