Clapton Festival – Street Party June 11-12

This from @ClaptonMile on twitter: Streeeeet Parties. Don’t forget a giant street party is happening across Clapton on June 11-12th. Still looking for people to get involved.

… and more here:

Looks good!


  1. I believe @louisegoodison is involved in that, maybe she can tell us more.

    This is the current programme I received last week:

    Clapton Festival EventJune 11-12th 2011Thursday June 8th: Clapton Business and enterprise networking event
    Saturday June 11th
    Stage music event 12-8pm, Clapton Square North
    Childrens Events 12-6pm, Clapton Square SouthMartial Arts Display, Games, Circus, Story Telling
    Market Stalls St Johns Churchyard Gardens
    Classical Concert 7.30-9.00 St Johns Church
    Reggae Battle 9.00-11 Round Chapel
    Clapton Walk Square to PondLecture on Roots of Caribbean music Tme TBC Round Chapel
    Photographic Exhibition by Kingsmead School and
    Railings/Shops on Lower Clapton Road
    Portraits of Lower Clapton Road Traders Sophia Evans
    Palm 2 Café All day
    Shops and enterpise
    Exhibitions by local artists
    Sunday 12th June

    Carribean Lunch St James Church
    Tea and choirs 2pm-6pm, Steps of the Portico or St Johns (TBC)
    Film Show, St Johns Ambulance hut

  2. The press release has been.. released!


    Clapton Festival launched! For the first time ever, the people of Clapton are going to celebrate the place where they live with a Festival on June 11 & 12. This two-day event will see Lower Clapton Road, from the Lea Bridge roundabout right down to Clapton Square transformed into a community showcase of exciting activities including music, art, dancing, films, fancy dress, with live bands, and much more. On Saturday June 11 there will a series of events with a performance stage set up in Clapton Square from 12noon to 8pm and lots of food and stalls, and a market in St John’s Gardens. There will be an evening of classical music in St John’s Church and the beautiful Round Chapel will play host to a reggae soundclash featuring Solution Sound, Gladdy Wax and Trevor Sax. On Sunday June 12 events include a Caribbean lunch at St James, Lower Clapton Road and a film show at ‘Screen on the Pond’ near Clapton Pond. And don’t miss the Clapton Walk – an amazing dance performed up and down Lower Clapton Road by students from Clapton Girls School and BSix Sixth Form College. Exhibitions by local artists and photographers will be displayed in several Lower Clapton Road shops – many local traders are excited to be supporting and taking part in our very first E5 festival. The idea came from the Clapton Conference held last year where local people got together to see what could be done to improve Clapton. The Festival aims to celebrate where we live and also support the local economy. It’s also part of the national Open Garden Squares weekend, when Clapton Square and Clapton Pond are open to the public. Want to help us? Get involved! Calling all businesses, artisans and enterprising folk in Clapton – email @louisegoodison or call 07949 247920

  3. Clapton Festival
    The festival now has a website:

  4. There is now a programe that you can download from here (pdf)

  5. This Saturday (11th June) sees the Clapton Festival Market, with stalls from Chatsworth Road and Hackney Homemade markets.We have a wonderfully varied collections of stall – 60 in total. On sale will be vintage fashion and homeware, handmade jewellery and accessories, homemade cakes and ginger beer, bric a brac and books. Shiatsu massages, homeopathic treatments and hennae tattoos will all be available. World foods on offer will include Brazilian, Thai, Polish and Spanish, and good old British hogroast.Charity / awareness stalls include the National Trust, RSPB, Action Against Hunger and Young Hackney Volunteers.There will be wandering musicians and entertainers in the gardens, and adjoining Clapton Square will see live music and kids events from 12 til 8pm. In the extensive church grounds is a walled garden with playground.All profits from stall hire will be split between CTRA(, Clapton Festival ( and the Clapton Improvement Society( see for more information about this market and our regular Saturday and Sunday markets.

  6. Clapton Festival Market Programme, from

  7. A few photos from the Clapton Festival in St John’s church. Well, ok so they are mainly of my girlfriends cake stand but you get the idea…

  8. Took a stroll through St John’s and the square on Saturday, and had a fairly pleasant time. Let’s hope that it can go on to bigger and better things next year. Lat’s also hope that Upper Clapton can be involved next year too in some form.

  9. I had a walk around too, on the Saturday, ran into some yeah hackneyites in Clapton Sq – had a nice time, I agree it would be nice if Upper Clapton was involved in the future.

  10. I thought it was a lot of fun, well done to the organisers. It was such a nice, relaxed atmosphere around Clapton Sq/St John’s on Saturday. To be honest, I’d never have thought something like that would ever have happened when I moved here 7 years ago. Agree with the other posters above and also hope next year’s will be more ambitious.

  11. After a stroll around the market and the square, we ended up sitting outside Palm2 for quite a while with a local band playing

    All in all there was a lovely atmosphere around the whole thing, great to see what a bunch of local volunteers can do

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