Enjoy lots of foodie events for all the family
London Seafood Festival arrives at Battersea Power Station this summer, offering an array of events including oyster shucking classes, chef collaborations and a selection of different pop-ups suitable for all the family.
The five-day-long festival will be taking place on the banks of the River Thames at Circus West Village, the first chapter in the regeneration of Battersea Power Station, which is quickly becoming one of the most exciting new food and drink destinations in London.
Restaurants will be taking part and offering special menus, chef collaborations, ticketed dinners and seafood masterclasses from some of the leading seafood specialists in London throughout the festival, which takes place from Wednesday 20th to Sunday 24th June.
There will also be plenty on offer for the little urchins, with mermaids on site, a giant bubble maker and workshops for the children to make shell necklaces and decorate biscuits.
During the festival, The Luna Cinema will have an outside screen offering families a whale of a time with an array of sea related films next to The Thames. A special sing-a-long edition of “The Little Mermaid” will also feature as part of the line-up.
Helen Carr, Leasing Director, F&B and Leisure at Battersea Power Station, said: “I cannot think of a better place to hold a seafood festival in London than at Battersea Power Station beside The Thames. With the growing number of restaurants, shops, cafes, bars and businesses opening at Circus West Village, the festival is yet another reason this area is quickly becoming one of London’s most exciting new destinations.”
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Our own arts festival kicks off with everything from magic to performance
It’s not all business at Wandsworth Chamber – we like to have fun too! The Wandsworth Arts Fringe is an annual two-week arts and culture festival, 4th to 20th May – over 170 events across 64 sites. All types of art-forms play out all across the borough. Now in its 9th year, the event organisers expect 17,000 people to engage with the Fringe’s programme, consisting of both free and ticketed events.
The Performances and Artists
The programme covers everything from circuses, music to literary events, children’s shows, and a Big Art Picnic. There are too many to list individually but they are here on the website:www.wandsworthfringe.com. If you book five or more events at one time there is a discount.
There is even a dance performance event (shown above) which, in collaboration with a live stream, video brings you to another city while you help to landscape Wandsworth Common railway station.
Follow the dancers across the platforms to explore how the daily routines of commuters can be turned into a sequence of movement. Experience the transformation of an everyday space which you don’t normally pay attention to as it becomes a stage for artists, which certainly sounds innovative, and different to what you normally experience on a statio platform!
The festival is sponsored by Wandsworth Council and a whole compendium of local and national organisations, including the Arts Council, Southside, and Time and Leisure Magazine.
Wandsworth Arts Fringe
4th to 20th May
Venues: all over the borough