Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th July
This year’s Streatham Festival takes place from July 11th until 14th and celebrates the borough’s rich heritage of people, architecture, arts and culture through its theme, The Glamour Days.
The festival features a diverse range of events which include children’s and adult craft workshops, film screenings, theatre, music, dance and live art installations as well as lots of participation from local businesses.
Full programme to follow soon but highlights include:
This year’s flagship event will take place on Saturday afternoon on Streatham Common and will host the following:
Learn to jump and jive at the ‘40s themed ‘South London Blitz Party’ on Friday evening, hosted by Swing Patrol.
See a line-up of local and national music talent playing in a wide range of SW16 venues as part of the ‘Streatham Strut’. From flamenco to funk, indie to blues there is something for everyone. All events are free to the public.
This year’s festival shop and exhibitions will be in the Streatham Hill Bingo Hall, which played host to a wide variety of West End acts during its glory days as Streatham Hill Playhouse.
A live art event ‘The Noise of Our Art’ will be created by local artists Battle Of The Eyes who use performance, film and music to involve the audience in their unique artistic style.
An installation by Shiroma Ratne will hark back to a 1956 performance of ‘Look Back in Anger’ at the Streatham Hill Theatre.
Visitors to Streatham Festival will also have the opportunity to watch the first ever production from the recently launched ‘Streatham Theatre Company’ which is run by and open to local residents who have a genuine passion for the performing arts.
Watch this space for more exciting details and the full programme launch is coming soon.
**The Lane & Vale Organisers are looking for any community groups who want to take part in the parade to please get in touch. Email: email@example.com or call 07538 080175
Can you spare some time to help make this years event a success? We have various volunteer opportunities available whether you can help for a few hours or devote more time to helping we welcome any time you can spare.
Volunteering is rewarding and gives you the chance to meet new people in your area and be part of fun local community events.
If you would like to find out more please contact our volunteer co-ordinator Richard Laidlaw by email
July 2013 is also the Centenary of The Rookery – a much loved local gem next to Streatham Common.
Friends of Streatham Common will be creating a programme of celebrations of the gardens and will be working with the festival to develop an event as part of the programme.