June 1, 2022
The weather is warming up and so are preparations for the third Happy Streets Festival!
The free family-friendly festival will fill the Thessaly Road area of Battersea on Saturday 9 July, from 12 noon to 6pm.
Back by popular demand, local artists will grace the stages of Happy Streets across multiple venues around Thessaly Road, SW8.
The festival will be running at main venues at St George’s Primary School, the ROSE Community Clubroom, Carey Gardens and the Yvonne Carr Centre.
Additional activities will be held at Stewarts Road Adventure Playground, Patmore Forest Gardens and St George’s Church.
Confirmed acts include the BAC Dance Academy, who went down a storm last year with their energetic routines, and BAC’s Beatbox Academy who performed on the main stage and featured star turns from the audience at St George’s School.
The Nine Elms Arts Ministry will be delivering their popular creative workshops, ideal for practising mindfulness and wellbeing whatever age you are.
Neon Performing Arts, who dazzled during the Line of Light festival back in October 2021, will be performing music and dance sessions.
The popular Pizza Midwife will also be back with free pizza-making workshops to tickle your taste buds!
Newcomers confirmed for this year include a family drag street theatre show with the ‘queen of clean’ Heather Duster. Dance-circus performance act Divine Company will be performing with stilts, and dancers Eek & Wild will be bringing the joy with pop-up dance performances for children and grown-ups.
Festival goers will be also able to get involved with making what could be one of the UK’s largest ever paintings with Battersea-based visual artist Sol Sato’s Happy Feet.
Local E33 Dance Company, who recently performed ‘Used to Be’ as part of the Movement + Metamorphosis arts commission, will be bringing their dance choreography to the festival.
Live music, dance, yoga and reflection sessions will be available for everyone to try, as well as crafts and activities running throughout the day.
Or download the Happy Streets Festival 2022 brochure to see what’s on! You can also pick one up on the day too.
Happy Streets Festival is part of Wandsworth Council’s cultural and community programme.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Get a taster of what to expect by looking back at Happy Streets 2021 on the video below!