St Michael and All Angels Church, Bedford Park

The Bedford Park Festival: Green Days weekend

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Green Days Fête and Craft Fair
Saturday 12 June & Sunday 13 June 2010

BJO on Green DaysTwo days of fun
on Acton Green Common, opposite St Michael & All Angels Church and Turnham Green tube station.

You can also relive the weekend through other videos, including the Festival opening by Jeremy Vine, and the judging of the marmalade-making competition by Clare Balding, courtesy of and ChiswickLifeTV.

Our traditional village Green Days Fete had attractions for all the family, with dodgems, fairground rides and a bandstand - the focus for live music and many events. Children could take part in or watch three junior 5-a-side football tournaments (under-8s and under-11s on Saturday, under-14s on Sunday), the fancy dress parade (theme: Heroes & Villains) and Bedford Park’s Got Talent (details on how to enter on entry form - download here). And spot the Heroes & Villains in the Turnham Green Terrace Treasure Hunt.

Open Air MassActivities on the Green included skittles, coconut shy, and children’s corner, and for the less active, a champagne lottery. The Craft Fair showcased 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 were on sale for the Win-a-Meal contest (supported by many local restaurants), the Festival Raffle and the High Roller Tombola. There was 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; and fine coffee and pastries from the Sam’s Brasserie stall.

Colin Firth on the Eco stallAt the St Michael & All Angels stand, you could 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 aimed to clear up and recycle waste on the Green and help the environment. This was supported by Eco Age, which had a stall (manned by Colin Firth, right), and

See Green Days Siteplan (to print, click Save)

Bandstand programme for 2010

Fancy DressSaturday 13 June

Stalls open 11am-6pm

Festival opening by Jeremy Vine and
Children’s Fancy Dress Parade 11.00am
Theme: Heroes & Villains!
Meet in the Parish Hall at 10.30. A prize for every entrant.

The BJO 11.30am
Big sound jazz band, with hits from Duke Ellington to Woody Herman.

Chiswick Gospel Choir 2pm
Inspiring singing from the choir at Chiswick SDA Church in Stamford Brook Road.

Jessie Grace 3.15pm
“Smart songwriting, a delectable voice... young and gorgeous" -

Dott Reed and the Belle Epoque 4pm
New and exciting singer-songwriter, combining raw lullabies with piano melodies.

Marmalade-making competition – Judging by Clare Balding and Prize-Giving - 4.30pm
Sponsored by Marmalade Jewellery

Creak 5pm
Classic five-piece rock band with their own personal stamp

*Watch and the Chiswick Times for announcement

Sunday 13 June

Stalls open 11.30am-5.30pm

Open Air Mass 10.30am
Morning service on the Green with music by St Michael's Brass.

Root Juice 11.45am
Chiswick-based ‘funky jazz’band

Romeo & Juliet: The Rock Opera 1.15pm
A preview of this week's exciting musical premiere by the Arts Educational Schools London

Pop Idol contestants with Brenda EdwardsBedford Park's Got Talent 2-2.45pm and 3.15-4pm
Under-17s talent show.
Download entry form here. NB: Places limited - must be booked by 12 noon Saturday 12 June, at Parish Office or Bacon Butties stall on Green Days.
Sponsored by SweatyBetty

Bedford Park's Got Talent - Winners perform 4.15pm

Eskimo Sunday 4.45pm
Return of the local indie rock band...expect fireworks

If you would like to help the Festival in any way, contact St Michael’s Parish Office:

Photos by David Beresford and Torin Douglas

Green Days 2009 Review