The Summer Festival was a terrific success, judging by all the smiling faces. The day was full of summertime music, tasty food, hands-on workshops, creative craftspeople and info stalls from bees to Greenpeace. And Canine Capers presented by the Dog Society GB!
I would like to give grateful thanks to the Management Committee who pulled together like no other group has pulled before; Ron Senkus, Iris White, Sonja O’Sullivan, Sandra Bauer, Paul Buckley and Alan Deacon.
A core of super volunteers also helped make it happen and then returned the Park to it’s pristine appearance at the end of the day.
And thank you to everyone who delivered leaflets, baked a cake, set up a gazebo or shifted tables – or simply turned up to share Shrewsbury Park together with the neighbourhood.
The entertainers introduced by Andrew Ashaye, MC:
Dave Silk’s Jazz Nights quintet
StepZ Dance street dancers
Pytchwood Folk Duo
Flatfoot Johnny and the Wandering Rhythms
Bexley Ukelele Group
We welcomed Canine Capers this year, presented by The Dog Society!
Vast array of stalls including:
Art Plumstead – Kevin Godby
Arty Farty Plaques and Signs – Paula Crossley
Beaded Crafts – Janice Jupp
CraftA wool workshop – Viv and Sylvia
Cup Cakes – Louise Todd
Emergency Exit Arts ‘Flights of Fancy’ – Interactive Art installation
Flamingo Paperie – Patricia Kelly
Gourmet Sausages – Nick Mann
Greenpeace -Lewisham and Greenwich
Harper Bizarre Arts – Sarah Harper
Hopper’s Hut Beer – Simon
Hudson’s Hounds – Vicki Hudson and Co
J’s Luxury Perfumes – Jenny Kelly
Kitchen Chemist – Abergael Murphy
Lalu Catering – Latifi Amoussa and Family
Old Blue Cross Pet Cemetary + Demelza – Jean Patrick and Co
PDSA – Louise Chapman
Safer Neighbourhood Team for Plumstead
Shrewsbury House Community Centre
Wanderstitch – Sarah Grimwood
Wicked Whippy Ice Cream – Gel
and Zehra’s Bees – Zehra Demirel
Councillor Sarah Merrill and Clive Efford MP came along to check out the Larking about…
Many thanks to our partner in Shooters Hill activity, Shrewsbury House, for loaning tables and transporting them.
Les Clark took photos on the day. If you have any to add to the gallery we’d love to have them.