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Edinburgh Fringe Starts in Streatham

Streatham Festival introduces a new pre-Fringe Fringe event for 2015 with comedy every night of the week from some top performers on their way to Edinburgh

Pete Firman, features in Streatham Festival’s Giggle Week

New for this year’s Festival is Giggle Week, you can enjoy comedy shows every night of the week in various venues in Streatham. A number of comedians are making the detour to the South London suburb on their way to the Edinburgh Fringe in August, including Michael Legg and Ellie Taylor.

Liberty of London Comes to Streatham for Festival Talk

Liberty of London is best known for its sumptuous and luxurious fabrics with their iconic designs. What is less well known is that for over 90 years the luxury retail brand manufactured many of its fabrics on the local River Wandle in Merton. Come and hear a fascinating talk about the local history connected to the design house followed by one from Liberty's Head of Fabric Design on the creative processes in launching their fabulous new fabric collection; The Secret Garden.

Streatham Festival Draws Crowds to High Road with Art Trail, Streatham Strut, Giggle Week and Battle of the Bands

Streatham Festival is once again partnering with the Streatham BID to bring footfall to the High Road with an innovative mix of art, music and comedy

Streatham Festival is this year delighted to announce two brand new events that will showcase the High Road and provide interesting venues for the wonderfully talented acts we have curated for 2015.

2015 Programme launches!

Streatham Festival gave us a glimpse of what it has in store this year at its annual fundraising event, held on Thursday evening at the town’s hip Hideaway venue. The sound of New Orleans jazz ensured the evening went with a swing, as the sensational Dixie Ticklers shimmied onto the stage. The auction saw big bids from the packed audience as luxury items such as Chanel goodie bags and amazing experiences including brewery tours and personal trainers went under the hammer.

The programme highlights were also unveiled at the fundraiser and this year include:

The Glamour Days attracts large crowds to Streatham Festival

This yearʼs Streatham Festival, which took place from July 11th until 14th, proved a huge success with crowds coming from within and outside of the borough to join in and enjoy the sunshine and festival spirit.

Among the first performances to attract crowds to Streatham estival shop was Battle of the Eyes, which saw the team create an abstract artwork which reflected the soul of Streathamʼs former theatre; from its days as the largest theatre outside the West End to its current role as a Bingo Hall.

Streatham’s Community Struts its Stuff London Borough’s Pubs Come together to Celebrate Festival Spirit

For the first time in Streatham Festivalʼs history, pubs and bars along its two-mile high road will be putting on live music on Saturday 13th July, in what will become a new flagship event.

This yearʼs festival theme is ʻThe Glamour Daysʼ and several pubs are putting on vintage themed music which will hark back to Streathamʼs former glory days when its theatre played host to all the West End plays.

Streatham Festival 2013 to be bigger and better than ever Launch event raises more than £1,000

The Streatham Festival Association yesterday announced details of its 2013 programme line-up at its launch party at Hideaway. Guests at the event included artists, volunteers, local businesses, the Mayor of Lambeth Councillor Mark Bennett, Lambeth's Deputy Mayor Adedamola Aminu and Streatham MP Chuka Umunna.

The event featured entertaining performances from Ragroof Players and Sarah Redmond. The launch also included an auction which raised more than £1,000 thanks to generous local residents and businesses who donated and bidded for a wide range of lots.