bermondsey street FESTIVAL 2015

The village fête in the city returns Saturday 19th September

Bermondsey Street Festival 2015 London Southwark Festivities Cheering

as September rolls around once more the local residents and businesses of Bermondsey Street and beyond can again look forward to a day of fun activities, delicious food and drink and fantastic entertainment. With the Street and surrounding roads traffic-free for the day, the shops, galleries, cafés, restaurants, bars and businesses will open their doors to share their wares with locals, friends and visitors.

The festival debuted in 2007 when Michael Davies of the Bermondsey Street Area Partnership challenged the community to produce a festival in 3 weeks. With help from the council and local businesses, the committee was able to produce the first festival in Tanner Street Park, with about 30 stalls, a maypole, a dog show and music. Since then the festival has gone from strength to strength and 2015 promises to be better than ever!

“The festival will honour Bermondsey’s reputation as ‘London’s Larder’

Supported this year by Simplicity Café and Restaurant in Rotherhithe, the Festival will see more than thirty local restaurants bringing their food to the streets for your enjoyment – and will truly honour Bermondsey’s reputation as London’s Larder. Liquid refreshments are covered too with Bermondsey Street’s vibrant bars and pubs serving drinks in the park, and the local Southwark Brewery will have its own Festival ale should you wish to imbibe.

Bermondsey Street Festival 2015 London Southwark Girls Mini Car
Of course it’s not just food for the belly but food for the soul, too, as artists, musicians, dancers, actors and fashionistas prepare to present their work and talents across a range of stages and on the streets. This year, maypole dancing returns, as does the dog show, organised by locals Holly & Lil and located in Leathermarket Gardens. Other entertainment on offer includes a jazz orchestra, salsa dancing, choir singers, local bands and more. If something a little more calm and historical is your thing, why not join one of the walking tours – just meet outside Tanner & Co at 11.30am, 1pm or 2.30pm.

Whatever your tastes, there’s bound to be something to see, to do or to eat at the Bermondsey Street Festival. We look forward to seeing you there!

Official running time of the festival is 11am-6.30pm, with most stalls closing at 6pm. To see the full list of who and what will be at the festival, visit www.bermondseystreetfestival.org.uk

Bermondsey Street Festival 2015 London Southwark Dog Show Flower Head Girl

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