Lark in the Park LIVE!

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…

Cllr Sarah Merrill, Kris Inglis FSP, Clive Efford MP, Ron Senkus FSP









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.