Bringing residents and businesses together through local events and projects is core to any successful and thriving community. The annual Rotherhithe Festival is a perfect example of this and has been organised by local volunteers for over 10 years. The event is taking place again this year on Saturday 13thJuly, 11.30am – 8pm, at King George’s Field. British Land is proud to sponsor the free children’s rides for the event again this year.
The Rotherhithe festival is free to attend and anyone is welcome, with attractions including free entertainment, free children’s rides, music, food, local information stalls and much more. Come down and enjoy musical performances from artists including Bill N Rickey, Mojo Preachers, Chris Corcoran Trio, The Blues Puppies, Robin BiBi and Catfish!
Also, don’t miss these other events over the upcoming months:
Saturday 6thJuly, 12pm – 8pm, at Southwark Park, Gomm Road, SE16 2ET
The annual Bermondsey Carnival is back again, with this year being extra special as they celebrate Southwark Park’s 150thbirthday. This free fun family day out includes a multitude of activities for all to enjoy, including dance workshops and performances, storytelling, hula-hooping, arts and crafts, face painting and a performance by London Buddle Theatre. We’re supporting the kids Tennis Tournament for young people aged 6-11 who go to Salmon Youth Centre, and we will also have a stall there so come and say hi! For more information, including a full programme and how to get there, visit the council’s website here.
‘The Backyard Bookshop’
Saturday 13thJuly, 11am – 4pm, at The Poetry School, 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, SE16 2XU
The Poetry School is hosting its first ever bookshop on Saturday 13thJuly from 11am – 4pm. Opening its doors to the local community, the exciting initiative will now take place quarterly, providing Canada Water with its first bookshop for some years, and encouraging more people to read. On sale at the event will be books from independent publishers as well as second-hand books, and there will also be bookswaps, a kids corner, plus free tea, coffee and biscuits.
Global Generation Family Day
Friday 26thJuly, 10am – 2pm, Paper Garden
Global Generation is holding its next Family Day at the Paper Garden on Friday 26thJuly from 10am to 2pm where families are invited to come along and take part in a day of fun activities. The theme for the day is gardening and will focus on helping create spaces for wildlife. For more information and to RSPV, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up to Global Generation’s emailing list and find out about their upcoming events and workshops, click here.
Football Cultural Festival
Saturday 3rdAugust and Sunday 4thAugust, at Printworks, Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7PJ
This August, Printworks is hosting a festival celebrating the work of communities and fans in using football as a platform to help build relationships across different cultures and communities. Discounted tickets for local residents with 10% off can be purchased by emailing email@example.com proof of your home address and quoting: Jumpers for Goalposts Festival CODE. For more information on the event, click here.