Read all about this year's Bedford Park Festival, which runs from June 8th to 23rd. Click for the new Festival website where you can see this year's full programme. If you’d like to help in any way, or want any information, please contact Helen Simkin at email@example.com or sign the notice at the back of the church or contact the people below.
Clockwise from top left: Alice Arnold opens the Festival with Torin Douglas and BJO; crowd watching Bedford Park's Got Talent; Zumba on the Green; Church service on the Green; the Festival's two local MPs, Angie Bray and Mary Macleod; football tournament. Photos by Ian Wylie, Torin Douglas, Jim Cox, Hugo Sutherland. To see David Beresford's gallery of Green Days photos, click here.
Two days of fun on Acton Green Common, opposite St Michael & All Angels Church and Turnham Green tube station. Scroll down for this year's programme. Photos from previous years.
See Site Plan and Craft Fair exhibitors and details of our new CycleZone.
Our traditional village Green Days Fete has attractions for all the family, with dodgems, fairground rides and a bandstand - the focus for live music and many events.
Children can take part in or watch several junior 5-a-side football tournaments (click here for
details and entry form); the fancy dress parade (theme: Diamond Jubilee) and Bedford Park’s Got Talent (see photograph of crowd and judges, above - details on how to enter in due course). They can also try to spot the pictures in the Turnham Green Terrace Treasure Hunt.
Activities on the Green include skittles, coconut shy, and children’s corner, and for the less active, a champagne lottery. The Craft Fair showcases a wide selection of skills, with works to buy or commission. Other stalls sell plants, cakes, toys, books, bric-a-brac, children’s clothing and more.
Tickets will be on sale for the
Win a Meal contest (supported by local restaurants), the Festival Raffle and the
High Roller Tombola. There is a beer tent serving Fuller’s, Pimm’s and cider; a refreshment tent serving lunches, strawberries and cream teas; a barbecue, with burgers and hot dogs from Mackens; bacon butties, crepes, Oriental food and international food.
At the St Michael & All Angels stand (right), you can find information about the church, the Festival and the charities; and buy Festival t-shirts, caps, umbrellas, aprons and other merchandise. As part of our Make Every Day a Green Day campaign, we aim to clear up and recycle waste on the Green and help the environment.
Stalls open 11am-6pm
Opening by Radio 4's Alice Arnold (see how she became an anti-litter heroine last month_
& Children’s Fancy Dress Parade 11am
Theme: Diamond Jubilee! Meet in the Parish Hall at 10.30. A prize for every entrant.
Big sound jazz band, with hits from Duke Ellington to Woody Herman with guest singer Beverley Stone.
Hannah Faulkner 2pm - 2.30pm
Singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboard player (below right), with songs from the 60s to today. Finalist at Open Mic UK at the O2 London. Her debut album Ni Ni is at www.HannahFaulkner.com
Cookery demonstration 2pm
by Ian Leckie, head chef at Sam's Brasserie and Bar
At the Win-a-Meal stall
Creak 3pm - 4pm
Classic, high-energy five-piece rock, blues and funk band.
Musequality’s World Busk 4.15pm - 5pm
At the climax of World Busk week, local youth charity Musequality
presents folk band Silvermoths and Laura Doggett, soul singer
and Next BRIT Thing award-winner.
Hold up Nancy 5.15pm – 6pm
Young folk, pop and soul band with harmonies, guitar riffs and violin solos www.myspace.com/holdupnancy
Stalls open 11.30am-5.30pm
Mass on the Green 10.30am
Morning service in the open air, music by St Michael’s Brass
The Portraits 11.45am - 12.30pm
Folk-pop 5-piece (right) whose crowning glory of 2011 was their appearance at Glastonbury Festival.
Zumba 12.45pm - 1.15pm
Back by popular demand, Soraya Emment (right) with a demo of the hit dance fitness programme - everyone is invited to join in.
Sponsored by the Hogarth Club .
ArtsEd 1.30pm to 1.45pm
A mixed programme of song and dance from the Pupils’ School
at the Arts Educational Schools London in Bath Road W4.
Bedford Park’s Got Talent 2-2.45pm & 3.15-4pm
Under-17s talent show. Entry forms from Parish Office and
bedfordparkfestival.org NB places limited - must be booked in
advance. Sponsored by SweatyBetty
Cookery demonstration 2pm
by Ian Leckie (right), head chef at Sam’s Brasserie & Bar.
At the Win-a-Meal stall
The Carnabys 5pm - 6pm
From Brit School and the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, “the most amazing band to appear from West London since the Who” - Chiswick & Kew Chronicle. www.thecarnabys.com/
Photos by David Beresford and Torin Douglas
Thanks to all our 2012 Green Days sponsors. You can see their names below, with links to their websites. If your company would like to join them, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Savills (Craft Fair); Greentomatocars (plant stall); Fletcher Estates (Beer Tent); John D Wood (5-a-side football); chiswickw4.com (competitions); Sam’s Brasserie & Bar (Win-a-Meal); SweatyBetty (Bedford Park's Got Talent); Young Veterinary Partnership (Children's Corner); Trotters (Children's Corner); Hamptons (St John Ambulance); Hartswood Property Management (Skittles and Facepainting); Andreas (Refreshments); Marmalade Jewellery (Marmalade-making competition); The Park Club (Zumba); Bespoke Foods and Macken Brothers (Barbecue and Bacon Butties); ForMums.net (Children's Corner); Chesterton Humberts (Children's Corner); Orion Publishing Group: High Roller Tombola; Powerday (Waste management); West London Kitchens (Children's Corner); Fleet Tutors (Children's Corner); Whisk: Crepes