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The full programme for this year's Celebrating Fulham, a week long event running from Saturday June 27 to Friday July 5, is now available.

Celebrating Fulham showcases the best in our history, talent and entertainment and offers the chance to discover some of Fulham’s hidden treasures.

The week kicks off on June 27 with Fulham FEASTival, which will include street and music performances, cooking demonstrations and food sampling from 12 noon to 4.30pm at Fulham Island, Jerdan Place, Farm Lane by St Johns Church.

Visitors will be able to sample food from many of Fulham’s favourite eateries, including Thai food at the Blue Elephant stall, pizza from Il Pagliaccio, fine Turkish cuisine from Best Mangal and roast hog from The Farm.

FEASTival, which last year attracted over 1,000 guests, will also feature jazz music from the Jimmy Beckley Trio.

Jimmy Beckley is a universally known name in the world of jazz and has played with Nina Simone.

Councillor Frances Stainton, cabinet member for parks, culture and heritage, who will officially open Celebrating Fulham at 1.30pm says: " There is a huge variety of attractions for people of all ages throughout the week, including a walk to discover the longest moat in Europe around Fulham Palace, televised Wimbledon tennis and cocktails, art exhibitions and music of all kinds. Then there is also the St John's Church flower festival and story telling too. Come and see for yourself. It is going to be a great week."

Other highlights of Celebrating Fulham include: Sunday June 28 - Hammersmith & Fulham Historic Buildings Group’s annual treasure hunt. Come and explore the hidden side of Fulham. Pick up your entry forms from outside the White Horse Pub on Parsons Green. This event runs from 10am to 3pm. Entry per team is £10 on the day.

Wednesday July 1 - Palaces to Prisons walk by Anne Wheeldon of the Hammersmith & Fulham Archives. The free walk will look at old Fulham around the High Street and New Kings Road. It will explore the sites of Fulham Pottery and the convict prison and will pass through the churchyard of All Saints to the open spaces of Bishops Park and Fulham Palace. Meet just outside the entrance to Putney Bridge Station at 10am.

Wednesday July 1 - BBQ and cocktails in the garden at Megans Deli, 571 Kings Road. The fun takes place from 6pm to 111pm and costs £21.50 including your first cocktail. Call 020 7371 7837 to book.

Saturday July 4 - Bollywood Evening at Seasoning Restaurant and Lounge, 84d-86 Lillie Road. There will be a buffet available along with live drummers, dancers and henna makers. The event takes place from 6.30pm to 10.30pm and tickets cost £8.50. Call 020 7386 0303 to book your place.

Saturday July 4 and Sunday July 5 - Parson’s Green Fair. A day out for all the family. Two live stages of music and entertainment, hundreds of stalls, food court, fun fair and more.

Visitors are also being encouraged to use their I Love Fulham loyalty cards during the week and to remember the slogan, shop locally - think of Fulham first.

The programme is now available at Hammersmith and Fulham Town Halls, libraries and shops in Fulham. It can also be downloaded from Visit Fulham.

We'll bring you a full daily guide to Celebrating Fulham as it happens.

June 16, 2009