Jeremy Vine To Open This Year’s Bedford Park Festival
Radio and TV presenter to launch Chiswick's annual fortnight of arts and community events
Radio and TV star Jeremy Vine is to open the 44th Bedford Park Festival, Chiswick's annual fortnight of arts and community events. The Radio 2 and Panorama presenter will be opening the Green Days Fete and Craft Fair at 11am on Saturday June 12th, opposite Turnham Green tube station.
Jeremy will also be judging the children's fancy dress contest, with Father Kevin Morris, vicar of St Michael & All Angels, Bedford Park, which runs the Festival. The theme this year is Heroes & Villains – and in the week leading up to Green Days weekend, children could win a Disney goody bag by spotting pairs of heroes and villains in the Turnham Green Terrace Treasure Hunt.
Green Days weekend will have the usual stalls, fairground attractions, football, and live music, including a preview of Romeo & Juliet - the Rock Opera, by performers from the Arts Educational Schools in Chiswick. Savills, the Festival's principal sponsor, will be supporting the Craft Fair, while Eco – the ‘green hub’ in Chiswick High Road – is hosting an Elephant Day and encouraging people to adopt an orphan elephant at its stall on the Green. Marmalade, the jeweller in Turnham Green Terrace, is running a marmalade-making competition.
Other highlights include:
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.
June 3, 2010