Celebrating Fulham Starts on Saturday

Week kicks off with action packed first day

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Celebrating Fulham Promises a Week of Exciting Local Events


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Celebrating Fulham is here!

The hugely popular festival of the very best of our local food, culture, history and entertainment starts on Saturday June 27 and runs through till Sunday, July 5.

The week kicks off at on Saturday with the Fulham Feastival, taking place at Fulham Island in Jerdan Place.

The Feastival offers a mezze of food stalls from some of
Fulham’s best loved restaurants and eateries including The Blue Elephant, The Parson’s Nose, Best Mangal and Emporio Store, with cookery demonstrations as well as food sampling.

Live jazz is from The Jimmy Beckley Trio, and there is children’s entertainment and street performance, table football, a puppet show and more. The Official opening is by Cllr Frances Stainton, Cabinet Member for Parks, Heritage and Culture at 1.30pm. Come hungry!

The day's other highlights include:

The Walham Wanderer Walk
Modern day Fulham Broadway is celebrated for its pubs, bars and restaurants. This is home to Chelsea FC but really it is a medieval village, where you can still just make out the old Green and the pond. Come on a Walham Green Wander and get the 'back story' on today's buzzy Fulham Broadway.
Meet at Fulham Road entrance to Fulham Broadway Shopping Tube at 11am , call 020 7835 5695 for more information.

Open Studio

136 Bronsart Road, SW6 6AB

Local potters Hazel Leach and Russell Mack show and sell their recent work from 11am till 6pm

Children's Party Day

Borders Express, Fulham Broadway

Visit the children’s section for a couple of hours of story telling, colouring-in and activities. Prizes and goody bags for children up to to eight. 2pm till 4pm, call 020 7386 5451

Petite Messe Solennelle

St. Etheldreda’s Church, 582 Fulham Palace Road

Hammersmith & Fulham Choral Society present ‘Petite Messe Solennelle’ by Rossini which was first performed in Passy near Paris in March 1864. 7pm, £10 in advance or £12 on the door. To book: info@fhcs.org.uk, www.stetheldredawithstclementfulham.org.uk

St John's Church, Fulham Island

Give and Take Community Recycling Fair in the North Churchyard - bring something and take something away for free! 11.00am to 4.00pm
Flower Festival in Church. Enjoy the beauty of flowers around the theme of life in Fulham.
11.00am to 5.00pm (Also open Sunday 12.00 to 6.00pm)
Choral Evensong. A feast of music including Thomas Tallis’ famous 40 part motet Spem in Alium Nunquam Habui, C.V. Stanford’s Magnificat for Double Chorus, and Gustav Holst’s Nunc Dimittis.
A massed choir drawn from across London, led by Ben Woodward, will perform these
splendid works. 3.00pm, call call 020 7385 7634, www.stjohnsfulham.org.

Basic Car Maintenance Checks from Monks Driving School, demonstrating vehicle checks e.g. oil, water, tyre change, bulb changes and answering questions on theory/practical exams. Plus
details of what the whole driving course involves and preparation tips. Books and CDs will be available for sale. 12.00 to 5.00pm, call 020 7386 9943, www.monk1.com

We'll bring you the daily highlights of Celebrating Fulham throughout the week.

18th June 2009