Walthamstow Garden Party, is a free weekend of music, theatre, arts and crafts, food and family activities in Walthamstow’s Lloyd Park on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July 2015.
The festival will have two music stages will feature international and local artists. Performers on Saturday: LA-33,Kasai All Stars, The Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra, Nozinja, Sons of Kemet, Walthamstow Acoustic Massive collaborating with Dhruv Arts and composer Jyotsna Srikanth, Highlife World Series DJs and live acts, and Soul Project DJs.
Performing on Sunday: Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Ghostpoet, Skatalites, LoneLady, and Ebo Taylor.
In addition to this, E17 Jazz Collective collaborate with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama to present (Im)Possibilities. In the Earthly Paradise Tent, Soul Picnic DJs Dom Mandrell & Stuart Patterson (Love Vinyl/The Date) and guests play soul, funk, disco, afrobeat and house whilst Fabio Filipe (Pineapple Dance) leads a crew of freestylers on the dancefloor, providing the chance to duel and spar with the best.
Across the weekend Stow Festival will curate two hours of music each day on the News From Nowhere Stage, showcasing talent from the Walthamstow including Lady President, PoP Campaign, The November Five, Blank Bibles, Krix Panx and more.
This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.
The weekend will also feature a theatre and dance programme with performances and workshops by Boy Blue Entertainment; acts from Gravity Circus Centre; a performance and workshop by Khyal Arts, and Fevered Sleep’s Little Universe, a performance for under 7s and their families. Fevered Sleep’s work is produced in association with Fuel. Little Universe is a Small Wonders commission.
On Sunday night Winns Gallery will host a night of stand-up hosted by Red Imp Comedy including Christian Reilly, Bryan Lacey, Barry Castagnola, Ian Stone, and Ninia Benjamin. There will also be performances from Habone Mohammed, alongside the three runners-up of community talent contest Waltham Forest’s Got Talent; a showcase of the work led and developed by the Barbican Young Poets with Barbican Junior Poets, which consist of local Waltham Forest school children, as well as pop-up performances throughout Lloyd Park presented by Drum Works amongst others.
Barbican and Stow Film Lounge will transform Winns Gallery into a pop-up cinema, offering a programme of animations from around the world alongside workshops and hands-on activities for young families, followed by dance and music. The film programme includes a selection of stop motion short films for families, Mad Hot Ballroom and 20 Feet from Stardom.
Curated by the team behind E17 Arts Trail, Artillery Island will present a programme of spoken word, poetry, readings, storytelling and comedy accompanied by edible treats. The chill-out space, complete with deckchairs, gin cocktail bar, and free newspapers, Artillery Island offers the opportunity to taste and buy local produce at Appetite Festival, and the chance for residents to share their growing achievements at the Cultivate Summer Produce Show.
Create and the William Morris Gallery will team up to curate Useful & Beautiful Craft Marquee & Trail - a designer/maker focused programme inspired by the life and work of William Morris. Presented both inside the Gallery and outside on the Gallery lawns and gardens, children and adults will be invited to follow a trail around the park exploring the legacy of the evolutionary Victorian craftsman and try their hand printmaking, letterpress, stitching, woodwork, jewellery-making, ceramics and more. Artist led workshops include Inky Cuttlefish, Paekakariki Press, Mehraj, Blackhorse Workshop, Made By Ore, Creative Biscuit, Little Mashers, ELMO with Lisa Cheung, Queenie & Ted and Wood Street Walls.
The weekend will also feature walks and talks and a Mini Garden Party by Lloyd Park Children's Centre with activities, workshops, games, storytelling, teddy bear’s picnic and more for young children and their families. The Real Food Festival brings food from around the globe while E17 Designers Market will showcase local artisanal designs. Coordinated by The Mill, the E17 Community Marquee offers the opportunity for locals to meet and inspire each other, celebrating the activity of the Walthamstow community.
For more information see the Barbican website.
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