Tickets On Sale For Bedford Park Festival This Weekend
James Cracknell, Kate Dimbleby and Unexpected Items Amongst Star Attractions
Tickets go on sale this weekend for Chiswick's 44th Bedford Park Festival. An evening with Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell and the return of jazz singer Kate Dimbleby are two of the highlightsl. "Chiswick's favourite fortnight" of arts and community events is held every June, in and around St Michael & All Angels church, Bath Road W4.
The Festival opens with Green Days weekend on June 12th and 13th, opposite Turnham Green tube station. Thousands of people are expected to enjoy the stalls, fairground attractions, craft fair and live music on the Green. For children, there's a football tournament, fancy dress competition, talent contest, facepainting and games in the childrens' corner.
During the Festival fortnight, James Cracknell will discuss his latest adventures, including new TV series for the Discovery Network, Chiswick's global TV company. Kate Dimbleby will premiere her new cabaret show, I'm A Woman, about the generation of women juggling and struggling to "have it all."
Other highlights include:
Musical events include:
The 2010 Festival also includes all the regular events - the Bedford Park Summer Exhibition of work by local artists, which runs throughout the first week; the Bedford Park Walk and Open Gardens; the photographic competition - as well as other concerts, talks, and meals. Full programme details can be found at: www.bedfordparkfestival.org.
Profits from this year's Festival will go to St Michael & All Angels Church - which organises the Festival - and its chosen charities for 2010: the Upper Room, the LAMB Health Project in Bangladesh, and USPG - Anglicans in World Mission. Last year's Festival raised £43,000 for good causes, helped by generous sponsorship and other support from more than 150 local businesses. Their names are listed on the Festival website.
May 15, 2010