All posts tagged: festival

Festival America Launches in London

Dulwich Books will host an event with Jonathan Ames (25 September) as part of Festival America, the much-lauded French festival which makes its debut in London this year (24-27th September) in venues around Traflagar Square and in Dulwich. Founded in Paris in 2002,  Festival America celebrates the finest contemporary writing from the Americas. In its inaugural year, the focus country is Canada and the festival will welcome some of the country’s most celebrated writers and debut novelists to London including Patrick DeWitt, Andrée Michaud, Heather O’Neill, Michael Redhill and Guy Vanderhaeghe. They will speak alongside writers from North America including Nathan Hill, Sarah Churchwell, Jonathan Ames and Ivy Pochoda. Jonathan Ames is the creator of TV series including Blunt Talk and Bored to Death; he is also the author of the novel You Were Never Really Here, made into a movie starring Joaquin Phoenix. His 1998 novel the Extra Man riffs on New York high society and is a tale of friendship and frustration, cocktails and cross-dressing. Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott’s novel portrays Truman Capote and his betrayal of the women he appeared to need and adore – his Swans, inhabitants of the upper East Side who gave him an entrée and …

The Peckham Festival Fun Run 2018

This year Peckham Festival will be introducing their first FUN run through the amazing Peckham Rye Common on Sunday 16th of September at 9am. Sponsored by Gareth James Property and brought to you in association with Parkrun, Runhead and Peckham Vision. Peckham Festival are looking for participants of all experiences to take part in one of the 3 different sections: 1k for our younger aspiring runners. 5k for our aspiring beginners and more moderately experienced runners. 10k for experienced runners. Peckham Festival will be timing everyone but if you do want to put the FUN in FUN run we would love to see you in fancy dress. Additionally if you would like to run for a charity that you care about, go for it! Please register your interest at funrun@garethjames.com Peckham Festival is a hyper-local festival with a single aim of celebrating creative and cultural Peckham. It exists to to promote artists, makers, creators, and community groups with a particular focus on an inclusive approach to the BME, youth and LGBTQI groups within the area. For more details of what’s on please visit www.peckhamfestival.org.

Wild Child Festival: 17–19 August

Wild Child is London’s newest boutique children’s festival – by mums and dads, for the whole family. Bringing together the very best in arts activities, workshops and performances by a wide range of companies, many founded by London mums and dads themselves, Wild Child offers an alternative to larger, commercial, brand heavy festivals. Some event highlights include: Family dance parties with Bebop Baby’s very best Hip Hop beats, heavy funk, rare soul, dusty old jazz, obscuro funk and psych Trapeze, Tightrope and Juggling skills with the acrobatic Circus Dreams – even for the under 5s! Children as young as three can have a go at coding with Mama Codes in the STEAM Lab – introducing kids to coding through song, rhyme and storytelling, children of all backgrounds and learning styles are able to learn to code creatively with confidence, making full use of their bountiful imagination Immersive experiences including a Dinosaur Land where you can see baby dinosaurs hatching and a Magical Unicorn Meadow where little ones can have fun and games becoming experts in …

Catford Vegan Festival

You can’t beet it! Catford is creating South East London’s first free and fully vegan all day festival on July 15th 2018! Catford Food Market is launching South East London’s first fully vegan all day festival on July 15th in collaboration with Plant Bass LDN. Together they are bringing you London’s finest plant based, ital, meat free and cruelty free street food, produce and craft food stalls in one place as Catford Vegan Festival. Veganism and plant based eating is currently the biggest lifestyle movement worldwide. Shoppers and traders at the monthly Catford Food Market have been asking each month for increased vegan offerings, so Catford Vegan Festival is planning to become an annual event. The festival will feature some of the Catford Food Market’s current vegan traders such as locally based jackfruit and seitan superstars The Nooch, ice cream supremos Black Mylk and purveyors of South East London’s best vegan cupcakes MissFlits Bakes Vegan. Traders confirmed to join them include Oh My Gulay, Renee’s Plant Powered Kitchen, Palace Culture, Terra Ferment and Bears Doughnuts with more stalls being …

Crystal Palace Festival returns in 2018 with headliners Stereo MC’s and Polarbear

After a spectacular event in June 2017, the Crystal Palace Festival returns this summer to thrill Londoners again with one of the biggest FREE cultural events in south London. The arts and culture festival has been lauded for its excellence in programming and its friendly atmosphere and organisers are stepping things up even more for 2018! Festival events will take place across the Crystal Palace area from 11–17 June 2018 with the free Crystal Palace park event taking place on 16 June 2018. This Grade II listed heritage park has been the scene of many a free concert, and the bowl has a long history of legendary gigs from the very beginning in 1967 when Pink Floyd performed all the way up to the famous Bob Marley concert in 1980 and 1990 with The Cure and Pixies. With 28,500 visitors to the 2017 event in the park, organisers are expecting even bigger crowds on 16 June 2018 as they return with a fantastic line up of music, spoken word, theatre, visual arts, family and community …