Around this time of year things get very hectic for the Community Association: alongside our usual array of activities and events, the high point is the Summer Fair in and around Chalcot Square.
This year the Fair is on Saturday 8 June from 1.30 pm to 5 pm.
The opening parade leaves the Community Centre at 1.15 pm prompt, led by the Paraiso School of Samba, and arrives in Chalcot Square at 1.30 pm to declare the Fair open.
As well as the samba school, the musical performances include The Scratch Band, The Rock Choir, Catherine’s Ballet (for children, in the Community Centre) and Pitta Patta dance (contemporary dance for up to 13-year-olds, in the Community Centre).
Other entertainment includes Punch and Judy, cheerleaders, a stilt walker, many traditional sideshows, such as a coconut shy and spin the wheel, and children’s funfair rides. Following the success of Wellness Corner last year, it will again offer reflexology, yoga, etc.
The Community Association will run an information stall, an auction of prizes donated by local businesses, a raffle, books, toys and games, bottle tombola, new/nearly new gifts and two plant stalls.
For refreshments, our regular team of volunteers will run a Pimm’s stall and bar, the Ready Steady Go nursery’s stall will sell locally made cakes, tea and fresh coffee, and you can browse and taste your way through a range of other delectable food options.
There will also be a free Al Fresco Yoga & Reflexology session.
If you’d like to volunteer to run a stall, a sideshow or help set up, please contact Mick Hudspeth on 020 7586 8327 or at [email protected]
Photo by Jason Pittock