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Happy Streets Festival 2022 at Carey Gardens

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.

Tit for Tat perform Books!



Scroll down to see what’s on at Carey Gardens during Happy Streets Festival 2022! All street performances at this venue will be British Sign Language interpreted. 

Visit Camberwell Incredibles and find out your fortune!

12.00 – 6.00

Fortune Telling Stall with The Camberwell Incredibles

Camberwell Incredibles will provide the public with positive affirmations on their ‘fortune telling’ stall. In these difficult times, they would like to promote wellbeing, a sense of togetherness, and a positive outlook.

12.00 – 6.00

Community Happiness Mural Painting with Bryonie Mathews

A ‘fill me in’ mural inviting children, families, and community members to use their bodies, paint brushes, sponges, and other tools to paint what makes them happy.

The final piece will be mounted in a pre-agreed community space. The aim of the collaborative mural painting is to encourage people to recognise and appreciate what makes them happy, to engage in the joy of painting and creativity, and to give the community a legacy piece which can remind people of their belonging.

12.15 – 12.45    

Books! Theatre show by Tit for Tat

(pictured at the top)

Four bedraggled book enthusiasts travel from town to town – forced between the margins – on a mission to protect literature. The libraries keep closing, their beloved books are being forced out into the streets, where the rain is heavy and the sun is getting hotter! 

But with the membership numbers of their strange little book club dwindling, they must embark on a quest to recruit more radical reading enthusiasts. Without new members, the book club might be closed forever! 

With circus inspired filing systems and dynamic stupidity abound – join us, in becoming the authors of your own destinies.  

       1.00 – 1.30         

Open play circus workshop with Tit for Tat

A drop-in circus workshop with a selection of juggling equipment that people can come and try. Tit for Tat find adults enjoy the session as much as (and often more than) the children! (For ages 6+)

Watch World Heart Beat’s New Orleans Band as part of the Happy Streets festival parade!

1.30 – 2.00

See the 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!

The queen of clean, Heather Duster!

        2.00 – 2:30          

Family Drag Show with Heather Duster

A family friendly drag extravaganza! Hosted by the queen of clean, Heather Duster and featuring some of London’s biggest and best drag artists. Join us for hilarious performances and silly sing-a-longs, suitable for all ages!

         2.45 – 3.15          

Books! Theatre show by Tit for Tat

As above at 12.15. 

    3.30 – 4.00         

Open play circus workshop with Tit for Tat         

As above at 1.00.

4.15 – 4.45         

Drag Storytelling with Heather Duster

A fun and feel-good story read by drag artist Heather Duster. This will be a storytelling like no other, with music, drag and props for your little ones to get involved in the story. Suitable for the whole family.

Eek & Wild will perform pop-up dance at Carey Gardens and around other Happy Streets venues.

4.45 – 5.15 

Pop-up dance performances from Eek & Wild

Pop-up dance performances for children and their grown-ups. These vibrant, engaging and joy-filled dances will help your wellbeing through movement. 

Play with bubbles at Carey Gardens with Miss Bubblina!

4.45 – 5.30

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!

  5.30 – 6:00     

Family Drag Show with Heather Duster

A family friendly drag extravaganza! Hosted by the queen of clean, Heather Duster and featuring some of London’s biggest and best drag artists. Join us for hilarious performances and silly sing-a-longs, suitable for all ages!

About the artists

Camberwell Incredibles

Camberwell Incredibles is a collective of artists with learning disabilities, based at Cambridge House, SE5. They use a variety of media to express themselves, producing inspiring artwork and public performances.

Bryonie Mathews

Bryonie Matthews is an event designer and artist with a passion for sustainable practice and accessible improvements in the event and festival industry.

Tit for Tat

Tit for Tat is an unusual juggling company that believes in celebrating the ordinary. They take ordinary objects, objectives and scenes, and explore every nook and cranny until they make them extra-ordinary. They believe in finding the most exciting and, more often than not, the most difficult way of getting from A to B. Even when undertaking simple tasks such as making a cup of tea, painting a wall, or changing a lightbulb. 

Heather Duster

Heather Duster is a London based drag artist and theatre maker. Heather is a musical drag clown who subverts gender norms and challenges societal expectations of women. She regularly performs in London and across the UK and has performed at Google Head Office, Mighty Hoopla and Sink The Pink Street Party.

Eek & Wild

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. 

Miss Bubblina

Bubble Inc has been making bubbles since 1989, have broken 12 Guinness World Records, and created a 40-second segment for the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony! Bubble Inc runs a team of Bubbleologists all over the country performing amazing displays at a wide variety of private and public events.

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.  

Carey Gardens, SW8 4HW

Nearest train/tube:
Battersea Park Station/Queenstown Road Station

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

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