One of the many wonderful things about our neighbourhood is the fact that there are a dizzying array of festivals on our door step all summer long. Here are some of our favourites:
[twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Where better to start than celebrating Chelsea Fringe at our own green oasis in the city, Calthorpe Project. They’ll be having a Global Garden Party on Saturday 30 May, 12-6pm. Across the street on the same afternoon you can enjoy The Big Picnic at St Georges Gardens. Run by the local churches, last year it featured no less that 4 bouncy castles![/twocol_one_last][twocol_one]Our newest, and most spectacular local public space is Granary Square – hang out here any time to enjoy paddling in the fountains, swimming in the natural bathing pond or catching the ‘creative happenings’ that often seem to appear spontaneously. This year it will be the hub for a month long London Festival of Architecture throughout June[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last] [/twocol_one_last]Take the opportunity to explore our favourite local nursery, Collingham Gardens and their beautiful garden by visiting them during Open Gardens weekend, on Sunday 14 June. An exciting new family fun day showcasing Kallikids London will be at Corams Fields on Saturday 27 June (we’ll be there too). The first weekend of July has the fabulous and quirky Queen Square Fair, where you really feel like we belong to a village, with performances from lots of local schools and groups and stalls selling food, plants, bric-a-brac and not an Elsa helium balloon in sight… Go back to Corams Fields on the Wednesday 5 August for their spectacular national play day celebration.
[twocol_one][/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Towards the end of August, The Islamic Mela is a fantastic community day bringing muslim and non muslim families together – last year we had our first ever henna tattoos applied here. The Marchmont Street party, usually held in early September, also has the ever popular mini fairground (we’re on first name terms with the guy who run the tea cup ride..) as well as stalls from local independent businesses and some great live music performances [/twocol_one_last]….and don’t be downhearted when Summer comes to an end, you’ve got Camley Street’s Autumn festival to look forward to, and this year the exciting return of our biggest cultural showcase: The Bloomsbury Festival
To find out more about upcoming events in the local area, visit our facebook page.