TIME AND PLACE:

From: 12:00 (parade 16:00)

@ Holly Grove, London SE15 5 (behind Peckham Rye train station)

Free

www.peckhamfestival.org

The streets of Peckham come alive with the Festival’s very own carnival! See amazing musicians, rappers, MCs and dancers, who at 4pm will wend their way in a colourful parade into Copeland Park. Best of all, it’s 100% free to attend!

Highlights:

Desirable Designz Projects off of the streets of Notting Hill and it’s iconic carnival: bringing spectacular dancing and costumes inspired by the love of carnival and Caribbean musical heritage and vibes. Especially for Peckham Festival, DD Projects have created a children’s masquerade group dancing to fresh soca sounds.

Award-winning local dance organisation Movement Factory will be showing off their talents following their Peckham Take over the day before.

The Pomba Girls: a female-driven crew of local performers with crazy costumes sourced from Peckham High Street and inspired by local street fashion – expect bling, sparkles and lots of Lycra. They will be hosting a “Pomba Tribe” initiation which will involve glitter makeovers for local people to come down and get sparkled!

Grounded Movement – specialising in authentic Jazz and Hip Hop dance forms producing vibrant, engaging and original performance and participatory experiences – they will be encouraging you to get onto the dance floor and show us some moves.

Swing patrol bring their infectious dance moves to our dancefloor.

And if that’s not enough, you can chill to the sweet sounds of reggae or get up and dance the afternoon away with the awesome New Era Reggae Sound System. DJ Sam Jago, a regular on the reggae circuit, is famous for creating a “jam session” feel by working with live percussionists and singers, including singer Rachel Wallace, Notting Hill Carnival’s Alvin Roots, MC Hot Foot and selecta Juno Q Beat. Expect ska, rock steady, roots, steppas, digi/dancehall and reggae turned up to the max at this 100% free family-friendly dance party.

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