June 24th, 2017

Summer Festival 2017

We have good cause to approach summer with caution. Umbrellas must be held close all the year through; laundry still airs in the bathroom even on clear blue days. Yes, summer days are eyed with rightful suspicion lest those ‘grape-dark clouds are lurking’. You just never know…

The weather for last year’s Summer Festival was just about as perfect a day as one could hope for, following a couple of years of gloom and damp — does this constitute an upwards trend? The Twinkle Park Trust’s meteorology department remains hopeful, yet hesitant to make firm predictions about the sun’s appearance — but we can forecast a happy, fun day for the whole community as we approach what is for many of us the herald of the season’s arrival: next weekend’s Twinkle Park Trust Summer Festival 2017!

Charlotte Turner Gardens
McMillan Street, Deptford
Sunday, 2nd July 2017
2pm – 5:30pm
Wander over from Deptford High Street or along the Thames Path, guided by the DJ Stormy’s finest summer jams as they drift on the breeze, and find a comfortable spot on the grass for what is sure to be a thoroughly pleasant afternoon, including:
  • Ronnie Ripple & the RipChords, once again our favourite Rock n Rollers will be twisting and shouting, happy and free, playing the latest rockabilly sounds
  • The festival wouldn’t be the same without the beating rhythm of the Heart of Steel Orchestra
  • Emergency Exit Arts will be overseeing an intriguing safari, guiding visitors on the lookout for the rare South East London Meerkat, known to inhabit parts of Deptford
  • Children’s party organisers par excellence, Baxter Party Services, are providing fun, games, and an all-important bouncy castle
  • The Metropolitan Police’s Mounted Branch will be trotting along from Great Scotland Yard for a visit. Bring carrots
  • Get creative with local artist Marq Kearey for a unique postcard exchange project with a museum in Łódź, Poland
  • Find out just what a keen eye and a decent pair of wellies can turn up on the shore of the Thames with Greenwich mudlark, Nicola White

Burgers will sizzle, Pimm’s loaded with most of your 5-a-day will be available, and the Dog & Bell welcome you to enjoy take-out bottles from the pub to enjoy on the green.

Thanks to the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s PARKSfest team for once again supporting and funding this event.

See you there!

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