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Happy Streets Festival 2022

This summer’s free 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.




This one-day family-friendly event is open to everyone and takes inspiration from the nearby ‘Happy Street’ Thessaly Road bridge design with themes of happiness and wellbeing.

See what’s on at our main Happy Street Festival hubs through the links below!

With community festival events at:

Or download the Happy Streets Festival 2022 brochure to see what’s on! You can also pick one up on the day.

Divine Company on stilts

High colour: Dance-circus performance act Divine Company

Strolling Acts

See the artists that will be walking around the Happy Streets Festival! Scroll down to find out more.

12.45 from St George’s Primary Main Stage 

1.30 – 2.00 from Carey Gardens 

Happy Streets Parade with Second Line New Orleans Band and Neon Performing Arts dancers

In 19th century New Orleans, jazz brought together diverse ethnic and racial groups, who found common cause through their love of music. Inspired by this, World Heart Beat Music Academy has its own Second Line New Orleans Band that plays a varied range of jazz music. The young musicians will be marching as they perform!

12.00 – 12.30 at St George’s Primary 

2.15 – 2.45 at Carey Gardens

4.30 – 5.00 at The ROSE Community Clubroom and St George’s 

Divine Company 

Divine Company makes joyful, exuberant dance-circus performance. With a love of movement combined with beautiful, unique props as an extension of the body and a lyrical signature style, they have shapeshifted, flowed, blossomed and burst our way into events all over the world since 1999. See if you can spot them walking on stilts throughout the day!

1.00 – 1.30 at Carey Gardens

2.00 – 3.00 at St George’s/ROSE

3.30 – 4.00 at Carey Gardens 

Eek & Wild dancers

Eek & Wild make fresh, fun and hope-filled dance. Ella, Emily and Katie are dance artists and great pals who find joy in making together. See pop-up dance performances for children and their grown-ups. These vibrant, engaging and joy-filled dances will help your wellbeing through movement.

1.00 – 1.45 at St George’s 

2.30 – 3.15 at Patmore 

4.45 – 5.30 at Carey Gardens 

Miss Bubblina

Create the biggest and most dramatic bubble effects with Miss Bubblina such as people inside bubbles, giant bubbles, clouds of billions of bubbles and bubbles inside bubbles!

Happy Streets Festival information


All venues are wheelchair accessible. Performances on the main stage at St George’s Primary and Carey Gardens are British Sign Language interpreted.

If there is something we can do to make the festival accessible for you, let us know what you need by contacting in advance or speaking to a member of the team on the day. We will do our best to meet as many of your access requirements as possible.

Only guide dogs are permitted at Happy Streets festival venues.

Food and drink

Although there are places where you can buy food and drink on the day, please feel free to bring your own picnic as there will be available space at Carey Gardens to sit with a picnic blanket. There are also picnic benches available at St George’s Primary and the ROSE Community Clubroom.

Please bring your own water bottles as there will be sites available to refill.

We ask that you do not to bring alcohol or glass onto the festival sites.

Festival safety

If you are showing any signs of Covid-19 including a temperature of 37.8 degrees or above, a continuous cough or loss of taste or smell please do not attend the event.

We ask that parents and guardians please remain with their children at all times.

For everyone’s safety, attendees must follow instructions given by festival staff and security as required.

Happy Streets 2022 was programmed and produced by Swans Events on behalf of Wandsworth Council.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

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Read more in our news section: Happy Streets festival to feature local artists

Thessaly Road area, Battersea, SW8

Nearest train/tube:
Vauxhall, Queenstown Road or Battersea Park rail stations, Battersea Power Station Tube

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

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