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Happy Streets Festival 2022 at St George’s Primary School

This summer’s Happy Streets Festival is held around the Thessaly Road area, SW8, with a line-up of live music, theatre, craft and wellbeing activities and performances for all ages.

World Heart Beat performing on the main stage at last year’s festival.



Scroll down to see what’s on at St George’s Primary School at Happy Streets Festival 2022!

Main stage

12.15 – 12.45 

World Heart Beat Contemporary Gig Band

Tap along to musical performances from World Heart Beat’s Gig Band with an eclectic programme spanning a whole host of contemporary popular music genres on St George’s school main stage.

(World Heart Beat pictured above performing on the main stage at Happy Streets 2021)

  1.15 – 1.30         

Battersea Arts Centre Beatbox Academy

BAC Beatbox Academy brings you a medley set of vocal talent, with a range of performers between 11 and 29 years old. Prepare to bop along! 

Watch Mohit Mathur’s Bollywood Dance performance and take part in the Bollywood dance workshop.

1.45 – 2.30         

Bollywood Dance and workshop with Mohit Mathur

Join Indian actor/dancer/theatre maker for this Bollywood event, a mix of Bollywood numbers, showcasing different styles such as bhangra, garba and Indian classical forms, or even a bit of disco, with a strong ensemble of four dancers.

Following the 20-minute performance, there will be a 25/30 minute session for the community, open to all age groups, to learn a part of the choreography and immerse themselves in the world of Bollywood.

2.45 – 3.15         

Battersea Power Station Community Choir

Battersea Power Station Community Choir will be singing from their Greatest Hits repertoire. 

3.30 – 3.45         

Battersea Arts Centre Emerging Music Leaders

Battersea Arts Centre bring you a performance from 13 young vocalists who are part of the Emerging Music Leaders Project.

4.00 – 4.30         

Battersea Arts Centre Beatbox Academy

BAC Beatbox Academy brings you a medley set of vocal talent, with a range of performers between 11 and 29 years old. Prepare to bop along! 

4.45 – 5.15         

Families showcase performances created today at the ROSE with MEGA MEGA

Watch a fun family friendly performance to celebrate what was learned and created through MEGA MEGA workshops at the ROSE held earlier in the day.

NeonElevate will be performing their show ‘Breathe’ on the Happy Streets main stage

5.30 – 6.00         

NeonELEVATE perform ‘Breathe’

NeonELEVATE presents Breathe - an original show created by young people aged 13 to 25 in response to the question ‘How would you rebuild our creative future?’ 

Follow protagonist Sam as they navigate their way through trying to make their dreams come true – in a world full of creative platforms and potential opportunities, what do they need to succeed?


12.00 – 6.00  

Happy Streets roadshow: Meet local organisations and groups at their stalls

Artist Jayson Singh will be running Rangoli inspired workshops throughout the day

12.00 – 6.00      

Rangoli Inspired Painting Workshop with Jayson Singh

The workshop is a drop-in art project, that promotes mindful colour interaction without getting messy with paint. Participants will be manipulating coloured sand to produce eye-catching Rangoli designs on tiles and/or part of a community floor piece. So rock up and immerse yourselves in tactile colours!

Take part in relaxing craft activities with Nine Elms Arts Ministry workshops throughout the day

 12.00 – 6.00

Craft workshops and reflection sessions with Nine Elms Arts Ministry

Discover the colours and places that make you happy as you are guided in creating a Happy Painting by artist Adalberto Lonardi. Draw a unique ink portrait with easy to follow techniques with artist Felicity Prazak.  Create mini nature displays for your table with upcycled containers. All in the allotments area. Plus share your happy thoughts with the community as we create beautiful upcycled ‘stone paintings’, Bee-Happy crafts and much more in the Happiness Garden.

Each activity will last up to 30 mins. Adults and younger visitors are welcome but children must be accompanied by a parent/carer.  

12.30 – 2.30   

Ginga Soccer School Football masterclass and games

Ginga Soccer School will be running a coaching master class with their UEFA A Licensed Head Coach Vince. He will also be running fun games and competitions on the day.

3.30 – 5.30 

Ginga Soccer School Football masterclass and games

Ginga Soccer School will be running a coaching master class with their UEFA A Licensed Head Coach Vince. He will also be running fun games and competitions on the day.

School hall

12.30 – 1.15

BAC Beatbox Academy Workshop

Join BAC Beatbox Academy for a beatboxing workshop – prepared to bop along!  

1.45 – 2.30  

3.30 – 4.15  

Sillyness: the cure to seriousnessness, play and creative games with The Growth House

 For Happy Streets The Growth House will be presenting workshops led by three Growth House practitioners on some creative games to get your brain working and your heart beating. If you enjoy dancing, acting or just being a little silly then you are massively welcome to spend some time with them for a whirlwind of exciting and playful exercises.              

(For ages 8-15 with families)          

5.00 – 5.30  

Sillyness Pt 2: Fun is Serious Business, play and creative games with The Growth House.

(For ages 8-15 with families)     

About the artists

World Heart Beat

World Heart Beat Music Academy provides high-quality music education and fulfilling personal development opportunities for children and young people (aged 5 to 25 years) from low income and disadvantaged backgrounds, living in Wandsworth and the surrounding boroughs.

Their young people participate in a rich programme from grassroots to early-career level, learning and performing music from a breadth of music genres, reflective of the heritages of the community. This includes Jazz, Asian, Brazilian, Celtic, Eastern European, Gospel, Gypsy, Latin & Reggae music.

Battersea Arts Centre Emerging Music Leaders

A group of 13 young vocalists, a mixture of local and regional talents who are beatboxers, singers and rappers. They are part of the Emerging Music Leaders Project which is funded by Youth Music and are currently doing a music residency at BAC under the tutelage of Conrad Murray. They will be creating a show in a week, some of which they will perform at Happy Streets.

Mohit Mathur

Mohit Mathur is an Indian actor/dancer/theatre maker. He moved to the UK in 2019 and has since then been creating work for the South Asian community. In 2015, he was on the West End stage, as the lead of “Beyond Bollywood”, and went on performing it around the globe doing more than 175 shows. In 2019, he created the show “Zindagi – Tales of Bollywood” in India, which is set to tour soon. He is currently working with the Welsh National Opera in their new production of Migrations (portraying the story of migrant doctors from India in 1970s). All the while, he conducts Bollywood masterclasses and workshops across Europe, sharing his love of Bollywood and Indian dancing.

Battersea Power Station Community Choir

Battersea Power Station Community Choir is an energetic community choir, open to everyone. Beginning in May 2016 with 14 people, the group now comprises over 80 active members. The vision was to create a choir that would bring neighbours together in the heart of the ever-changing Battersea landscape. The choir is completely free for anyone to take part and is led by their inspirational conductor, Sam Evans. Sam feels passionately that, through singing, music should be a joy and available to everybody.  You don’t need to have a great voice, to read music, nor a musical background to join. The choir sings a wide range of popular music, with every song taught by ear and has collaborated with musicians such as Gareth Malone and Sting. The choir performs regularly at the Power Station, across Battersea and further afield.

BAC Beatbox Academy

BAC Beatbox Academy is a participatory project run at Battersea Arts Centre that works with singers, rappers, spoken-word artists and beatboxers of all abilities, ages 11-29. Established in 2008 by BAC, SK Shlomo, MC Zani and Conrad Murray, the academy has supported many young people to hone their music and leadership skills with many alumni going on to become professional artists in their own right.

The BAC Beatbox Academy participants have been able to work with such organisations as Sky, BBC, Stink Films, Roundhouse, Edinburgh Fringe, Edinburgh International Festival, Latitude Festival, Strike-A-Light, ITV and many more. 


MEGA MEGA is a collaborative collective of creators working across music, costume, visual art and dance. 

Jayson Singh

Jayson Singh is a local visual artist based in Battersea. Although he is a practising painter, he has organised public art projects at various venues for nearly a decade.  His primary aim is to make creativity, especially painting, accessible to everyone through fun and inspiring art activities.


NeonELEVATEwas launched in autumn 2020 by Neon Performing Arts as a prototype for a Youth Company through funding from Lambeth ELEVATE. This groundbreaking project gave a platform for young Lambeth talents.

Their innovative theatre making Youth Company develops original and cutting-edge creative work; whilst giving ownership to the young creatives and developing their employability skills through the multi-disciplinary arts programme. 

Nine Elms Arts Ministry

Nine Elms Arts Ministry host events and gatherings that bring people together around creativity, wellbeing and spirituality in Nine Elms/Battersea. Their flagship event has been the Nine Elms Advent Calendar which, Time Out rated in the Top 3 ‘Things to do at Christmas’. They were also a founding partner in ‘Create & Learn Play Kits’ which distributed 10,000 Creative packs to primary school children across Wandsworth during the pandemic.  

Having run their popular Arts Wellbeing Pop-Ups at a wide variety of locations –  including both of the previous Happy Streets Festivals in 2019. They have now launched ‘Creative Soul’ a range of free arts wellbeing events across Nine Elms sponsored by Dominvs Group. NEAM is led by Rev Betsy Blatchley and is supported by the Diocese of Southwark. 

Ginga Soccer School

Ginga Soccer School provides professional football academy coaching to boys and girls of all abilities. Our philosophy derives from the Brazilian “Ginga” style of play. 

 Ginga is about being expressive on the ball to bring joy to yourself and others. They look to create a coaching environment where young players enjoy the process of learning new skills and putting them into practice. 

They have a talented and experienced team of coaches who are all FA and UEFA qualified and DBS checked with coaches who played and coached at the highest level in both football and futsal. They have a strong network with professional football clubs to provide talented players a pathway into academy football.

The Growth House

The Growth House is a production/theatre company that believes in the power of play and authenticity as the main factors in our devising of new work. For them theatre is part party, part protest and for us quite sweaty. They use a mixture of physical theatre practice and playful improvisation to find engaging work that is contemporary and made primarily for working class audiences.

St George's School, Corunna Rd, Nine Elms, London SW8 4JS

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Event date: 09/07/2022
Open from 12:00 to 18:00

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