Nine day festival begins with Summer Market in North End Road
Celebrating Fulham, our annual festival of all things SW6 is back this Saturday, June 27 and runs through till July 5.
Residents are invited to join the nine-day festival of fun with activities across Fulham to suit every taste.
Celebrating Fulham 2015 is offering a packed programme of events, kicking off with a Summer Market in a pedestrianised North End Road with 150 stalls, children’s entertainment and much more on Saturday.
Events will continue in the evening with an After Party in local pubs and restaurants, along with other events taking place acros SW6.
Here are this weekend's highlights:
Charity Antiques and Bric-a-Brac Fayre,
St John’s Church Yard, North End Road
St Alban’s Church- Free Sing-A-Long for Older People and Friends, 3.3pm.
All welcome for afternoon tea and a Sing-A-Long,
St Alban’s Church,
2 Margravine Road
Please contact 020 7381 6306 or firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know you are coming
Free live Music with Jayson Norris at The Durrell Arms,
The Durell Arms
704 Fulham Road
Parson's Green Film Society Presents 'Charade'.
Film screening of the classic 1963 romantic comedy/mystery staring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.
Doors 7.30pm, film 8pm.
Tickets £12.00, booking required.
The London Film Academy, The Old Church, 52a Walham Grove.
Tickets: Parsons Green Film Society
Bishop’s Park Farmers’ Market.
Bishop's Park, Bishop's Avenue,
Parson’s Green Farmers’ Market,
New Kings School, New King’s Road
Christian The Lion House Tour.
Come and walk around Fulham’s exclusive Peterborough Estate, south of Parsons Green. Hear about John Kendall who bought Christian the lion cub from Harrods in the 1960s and later released him into the wild via George Adamson’s Born Free Foundation in Kenya. Led by Blue Badge Guide Simon Rodway.
110am, free but booking required , by emailing email@example.com
Meet outside Fulham Broadway Tube/ Shopping Centre.
Walk and Talk in Margravine Cemetery - Monuments that Reflect the Past.
Learn about the architecture, monuments and vegetation of this remarkable cemetery dating from 1869 in a tour organised by the Friends of the Margravine Cemetery.
3pm, free but donations welcomed..
No need to book
Meet at the North Gate (nearest to Barons Court Station) in Margravine Gardens
Fields of Gold.
Recital of summer songs Russian and Polish, English and Scottish and many more by Maria Ejsmont,
Admission free with donations going to the Homeless Project.
St Andrew's Church, Greyhound Road.
Events during the next week include music, film, talks, tours, theatre, wine and cookery classes, special offers and fun and games for kids.
There will also be the annual Fair on the Green treating residents and visitors to a family fun day in Parsons Green with rides, performances and over 100 stalls on July 4.
Festival organiser Maya Donelan says: " There’s something for everyone to enjoy. Why not watch Wimbledon on a roof terrace, learn to bluff your way with French wines, join in a sing-along, see a play or a classic film or take in a concert?
" Or you could go walking with bats, explore monuments in Margravine Cemetery, take a lion house tour, go foraging for food or just stroll around Charing Cross Hospital’s unique art collection."
Cllr Andrew Jones, cabinet member with responsibility for the local economy and the arts, says: "“The council is delighted to be backing this popular Fulham festival. I hope people will enjoy themselves and let us know what they think."
Download the Celebrating Fulham Highlights Brochure for more details of the events.
And of course we'll keep you posted with details of the events as they happen.
June 24, 2015