With the annual Trust Thamesmead Summer Festival just days away excitement is reaching fever pitch, so we though we would send you a brief overview of what residents can expect on the day.
Beginning with the community festival parade, the 400-strong participants will be walking carnival style from Hawksmoor Youth Club at 9:30am to Birchmere Park where they will arrive around 10:00am to parade around the park before taking part in a fashion show on the community platform at 10:30am.
The main stage:
11:00 The T Factor Final featuring Thamesmead residents: Jerusha, Stephen, Becky, Leonie, Dennese and Dynamix's Young Generation dance group
12:20 La Joaquina (Flamenco act)
12:55 The Music Messiahs Band (African band)
13:40 High Skool Musicool
14:15 Take That 2
15:00 ***Just added***Alan Beck (Rat Pack tribute)***Just added***
15:35 Laura White (from ITV1's The X Factor)
16:20 The T Factor winner
16:50 The Great Pretender with Brian Rock and the HRH Band (Queen tribute)
There will be an Activity and Wellbeing Zone featuring various community groups, a climbing wall and a community platform featuring:
10:30 Fashion Show (Community Festival Parade)
11:00 Break for The T Factor Final on the Main Stage
12:15 Various (Theatre Street)
12:40 Judo Display Team (Thamesmead Judo Club)
13:00 Tai Chi (Dorothy Ng)
13:40 Irish Dancing (Hawkins School of Irish Dance)
14:25 Majorettes (Abbey Wood and Thamesmead Twirlers)
15:00 Tae Kwan Do (Tan Gun)
15:20 Disco, cheerleading and show dances (Thamesmead School of Dance)
16@00 Capoeira (Taru Brazil)
16:35 Street Dance (Myztikal)
There will be a Trust Thamesmead marquee, telling people we don't just do festivals! You will see for yourself the fantastic multi-million pound projects we are bringing to Thamesmead, as well as providing information regarding the services we offer to Thamesmead residents and then there is the farm! For the first time ever, the festival will feature lots of animals for people to touch and stroke.
And that's not all! There will be community stalls, a Children's Zone, Water Activity Zone, a party tent and marquees belonging to Greenwich Council's Talk Café and Chocolate Films.
A big thank you goes to the sponsors of this year's Trust Thamesmead Summer Festival: Axis Europe Plc, Bexley Council, Gallions Housing Association, Greenwich Council, London City Airport and Tilfen Land; without you the day would not be possible.
See this as an invite to the event of the year!
Saturday 11 July 2009
10:00am-6:00pm (festival parade from 9:30am)
Birchmere Park, Thamesmead