Twice a year, in early summer and late November, Regent’s Park Road is turned into a mini-festival complete with craft stalls, a food market, traditional fairground rides, face painting, and the much-loved dog show (details below). This summer, the festival will be held on Sunday 11 June.
Karen Santi, Festival Curator and owner of the Princess of Wales pub in Primrose Hill, says, “We are so excited to return to Primrose Hill with a more updated offering to our community and friends of the festival. After adding new and updated attractions we are ready to greet everyone with open arms and share in some good old-fashioned community spirit.”
Collette Cooper, the live music curator, has put together a stellar line-up of incredible musicians throughout the day.
The highlight of the Festival is the dog show, which this summer will be curated by Primrose Hill Community Dogs and dedicated to the memory of Paul O’Grady.
As well as acknowledging our wonderful local canine community, the dog show brings people together to raise money for local causes, including the Primrose Hill Community Library, Community Centre, St Mary’s cold weather shelter, the Foodbank and St Mary’s youthwork.
Elias Raymond, Manager of Savill’s, was keen to be involved in the community aspect of the festival. This summer Savill’s will have a rickshaw outside their office and various props which can be utilised for photos. They will also provide an iPad as a raffle prize.
Money raised by Savill’s and the dog show will go to support the Queen’s Crescent Foodbank. Elias Raymond says, “We’re absolutely delighted to continue to support the Festival, Dog Show and Queen’s Crescent Foodbank.”
Belinda, Manager of Queen’s Crescent Foodbank, says, “We are overwhelmed by the love and support our neighbours from Primrose Hill have shown us. We look forward to growing our relationship and together tackling food poverty.”
The Dog Show takes place from 12pm to 1.30pm: registration opens at 10.30am (£5 entry fee, cash please).
The classes are as follows:
- 12 noon Welcome
- 12.10pm Best Puppy 12 weeks to 1 year
- 12.30pm Prettiest Bitch
- 12.50pm Most Handsome Male
- 1.10pm Golden Oldies – over 10 years
- 1.20pm Best Rescue
- 1.30pm Best in Show
There will be VIP seats for local, elderly dog- lovers to be able to watch the show.
Primrose Hill Festival and Dog Show
Sunday 11 June, 9.30am – 6pm
For more information, contact Karen Santi at firstname.lastname@example.org