All posts tagged: festival

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 …

Brockley Max to return for 17th year

Brockley Max is set to return this June for its 17th year. Spanning nine days and more than thirty venues, the popular community arts festival offers a packed programme of 75 events from Friday 1st to Saturday 9th June 2018. Local talent will help launch the festival on Friday 1st June with a night of free live music at Brockley Station. Events over the following nine days and nights will feature entertainment from music and performance to art and exhibitions. Moira Tait, Festival Director, says: “Brockley Max goes from strength to strength every year and is a testament to our diverse, creative and amazing community.” This year’s festival will include Martin Rowson (Guardian & New Statesman cartoonist), La La Piano Bar (featuring Four Poofs & a Piano, David Roper), Beatnik duo DJ Nikki and DJ Statis, and comedians Arthur Mitchell and Evening Standard Critic’s Choice Rob Thomas. Brockley Max would not be possible without the generosity of its patrons and supporters. The main sponsors are Bryan & Keegan and Brockley’s Rock. The full festival programme …

EDT Children’s Arts Festival

The East Dulwich Tavern in East Dulwich are hosting their second annual Children’s Festival, this time with a focus on the arts! Science Mania Presents… Professor Kaos Kitchen Chemistry (experiments to do at home!) This fast-moving science show gives you the chance to join in with all the stuff most mini mad scientists love to do. Kitchen chemistry shows you how to do all the cool experiments at home. You’ll also get the chance to electrocute your parents! For ages 5 to 10. Monday 28th @ 2pm and Wednesday 30th May @ 4pm. £7 for all 6FootStories presents… The Potato Puppet Playground Join interactive theatre vagabonds 6FootStories for a spud-tacular mash-up of arts, crafts and potato performances as they take you and your potato on an incredible improvised adventure story (potatoes provided!). Learn how to make a potato puppet and join the storytellers in the Potato Puppet Theatre! Recommended age : 3 – 11. Tuesday 29th @ 11am. £7 for all. Mad Etiquette presents… Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose Join the invincible Captain Cauliflower and his faithful companion Marvin on …

Herne Hill Free Film Festival 2018

The Herne Hill Free Film Festival is coming back to South London in 2018 with 21 free films this May, across a range of venues in SE24. The festival runs from 1st May to 1st June with a programme that includes some of the biggest and most critically acclaimed films from the past year. Highlights of the festival include the Oscar nominated Loving Vincent at The Lido Café, with a QandA session with the film’s producers; Oscar winners, Get Out and Coco; the Short Film Night at The Prince Regent, and the 48 Hour Film Challenge will also be encouraging budding directors to pop their filmmaking cherry over the first bank holiday in May The Herne Hill Free Film Festival then closes its doors on 1 June with a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary Being Blacker at The Railway Tavern, featuring a Q&A with director, cinematographer and producer Molly Dineen and a wrap party at the venue’s regular reggae, ska, funk and soul night. This year the Herne Hill Free Film Festival is pleased …