Festival Time Again
month’s Bedford Park Festival will feature many of Chiswick’s professional
artists, musicians, directors and performers, starting with the
Green Days Fete on June 7th
A painting of St Michael & All Angels Church, by the Royal Academician
William Bowyer, is the poster for this year’s Summer Exhibition
in the Church. It will be raffled to raise money for this year’s
Festival charity - the St Mary’s Convent and Nursing Home Appeal.
The Exhibition is sponsored by The Green.
The witty songs of Flanders & Swann will be performed at The
Last Night of the Festival by local singers and musicians, including
Father Kevin Morris, the vicar of St Michael’s, which organises
the annual community event. The late Michael Flanders and his wife
Claudia lived in Bedford Park.
And the director Simon Curtis, who made the BBC’s award-winning
David Copperfield and Man and Boy (filmed locally), will talk about
his career in theatre, film and TV . He’s directed stars such as
Hugh Grant, Maggie Smith and John Malkovich and also cast Daniel
Radcliffe as the young Copperfield, paving the way for his subsequent
career as Harry Potter.
Top local musicians appearing in this year’s Festival include the
leader of the London Mozart Players, David Juritz, performing in
the Summer Serenade; BBC Radio 3’s Sandy Burnett, who’ll not only
conduct Bach by Candlelight but also lead the Sandy Burnett Quartet
in an evening of Friday Night Jazz; and two ska-reggae bands who’ll
perform in the open air on Green Days weekend, No. 1 Station and
The Festival opens with the traditional village Green Days Fete
and Craft Fair on Acton Green, opposite St Michael’s Church and
Turnham Green tube station. The two-day event offers attractions
for all the family with dodgems, fairground rides, stalls, food,
and entertainment on the Bandstand. There’s a beer tent, a champagne
lottery, and the ever-popular Win-a-Meal
Contest, with prizes of a free meal for two at dozens of local
restaurants (sponsored by ChiswickW4.com).
the children’s 5-a-side Football Tournament has proved so popular
that this year it’s been extended into a second day.
more details and a full Festival programme, contact the parish office
of St Michael & All Angels Church on 020 8994 1380, or visit
the Festival Website
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