Promising a packed week of activity for all ages
The annual Celebrating Fulham festival is back from Saturday June 28 till Sunday July 6 with a packed programme of events showcasing the area’s history, culture and attractions.
Here are some of the highlights to look foward to:
Rocking West Ken -
Saturday, June 28
The Famous Three Kings pub on North End Road had a fabulous 1970s.
From 1975 to 1980, the Famous Three Kings pub in North End Road was known as the Nashville, hosting country music before it ended up as the Sex Pistols’ living room. This walking tour celebrates the Nashville as well as other aspects of West Ken’s musical past. Led by Blue Badge guide Simon Rodway, the free tour sets off from Barons Court Station at 2pm. To book your place email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8753 5695.
Open Studio Ceramics and Paintings -
Sunday, June 29
Local artists Hazel Leach and Russell Mack will be showing and selling their recent work between 11am and 5pm at 136 Bronsart Road, SW6 6AB. Call 020 7385 6017 for more information.
Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits -
Tuesday, July 1
2014 is William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday and this Greatest Hits event aims to celebrate the Bard's plays and sonnets in one go. Taking place at All Saints Church Fulham at 7.30pm, tickets can be bought on the door for £10. Learn more by calling 020 7731 6544 or visiting www.lancepierson.org
English beer masterclass -
Wednesday, July 2
Throughout the week, Whole Foods in Fulham Broadway is staging a variety of events in its community room. On the Wednesday customers can sample 10 selected English beers that have been paired with olives, cheeses and charcuterie. Running from 6pm to 7.30pm, entry costs £10. Spaces are limited so to book visit www.wfmfulham.eventbrite.co.uk.
Singing Taster Class -
Thursday, July 3
Whether you’re a singing enthusiast just starting out, or a vocalist or professional singer looking to sharpen your techniques, these singing classes could be for you. The first class at the Dance Attic Studios (Ballroom), in North End Road, will run from 6.30pm to 7.30pm and the second will take place between 7.30pm and 8.30pm. A class costs £5. To register call 020 7384 0612 or visit www.sonic-crew-london.com.
Broadway London Independence Day Party -
Friday, July 4
Coco London in collaboration with Broadway House Members Club are staging an evening celebrating American Independence Day in Mad Men style. The drinks, the decor, the music, the dance - all of it will take you right into the sets of Mad Men but with a twist of American patriotism. For tickets to the event, which runs from 9pm to 3am at Broadway House in Fulham Road, visit www.broadwaylondon.co.uk
Fair on the Green -
Saturday, July 5
A day out for all the family with two live stages of music and entertainment, more than 100 stalls, a food court, bouncy castles, Punch and Judy, carousels, magicians, climbing frame, fun fair, and much more. The free event takes place on Parsons Green from 12pm to 5pm. Call 020 7731 3964 for more information.
George’s Marvellous Medicine -
Sunday, July 6
Bring the whole family to this celebration of Roald Dahl’s classic books, with plenty of opportunities to join in. Taking place at the Outdoor Theatre, in the Fulham Palace Walled Garden in Bishop’s Avenue, gates open at 2pm for a 2.30pm start. Adult entry costs £12, children £8 and under 3s £2. Booking is recommended. Visit www.illyria.uk.com
You can download the festival highlights brochure here
You can also read the full online festival guide on H & F Council's website.
Celebrating Fulham is organised by H&F Council in partnership with the Fulham Society. It is sponsored by London Square Fulham and Whole Foods Market Fulham.
Maya Donelan from the Fulham Society says: "The Celebrating Fulham festival boasts attractions and activities that can be enjoyed by residents and visitors of all ages – and shines a light on some of Fulham’s hidden treasures.
" It’s an area that’s home to some amazing businesses and hopefully more people than ever before will pay a visit and see for themselves all that it has to offer during the festival."
June 20, 2014