Northcote Road Festival line-up and number of stalls revealed!

The Northcote Road Festival returns on Sunday 14th July for its 20th year from 12-6pm.

With over 150 stalls, a food court, six hours of music and dancechildren’s rides and the Wimbledon Men’s Final on the big screen, the event promises to offer an unbeatable day of family entertainment.

Throughout the day, festival-goers will be able to explore over 150 stalls selling arts and craft, jewellery, clothing, prints, greeting cards and more; while local businesses extend both their shops and their hospitality by bringing their wares out onto the street. There will even be a Maths tutoring stall – what a plus!

Children can enjoy the festival’s bumper cars, bungee run and car rides; while food-loving adventurers can discover their own excitement at the food court between Salcott and Belleville Roads, tantalising their taste buds with streetfood from around the world: from Lebanese to Japanese to Guadeloupean. 

Live stage performances will include local dance groups Fancy FootworkBe Dance Company and Dance Force United, plus performances from the Battersea Power Station Choir, children’s rock band ‘Kidz N Rock’ and drama from Let’s Act Drama School.

This year, the Northcote Road Festival sprinkles us with a little stardust, with performances from Brenda Edwards, the X-Factor singer, West End actress and panellist on ITV’s `Loose Women’; and from the IDolls, three soulful West-End divas from the award-winning musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Add the Archer Street Singers and you have a true festival of talent.

See you there!

 

On Stage, Sunday 14th July

12-12:30 Ballet by Fancy Footwork

12:35-13:10 Drama Performance by Let’s Act

13:15-13:40 Kids ‘N’ Rock

13:45-14:15 Singing & Dancing with Be Dance

12.20-14:40 Battersea Power Station Choir

14:45-14:47 Dance Force United

14:52-18:00 IDolls, Brenda Edwards, Archer Street Singers (order TBC)

New Coworking Space Invites You to Explore Creativity & Business

Come and take part in a new series of free inspirational and dynamic sessions at Battersea Arts Centre’s coworking space, Scratch Hub. Our new series of Scratch Hub Socials features trail-blazing and inspirational voices from across a range of sectors to stimulate conversations and networks for new ideas and ways of working. Learn about how creativity can enrich business, make new connections and inform your practice.

Creativity & Business

Wednesday 7 August, 7pm

What is the role of creativity and business?

Come and discuss what creative tools can be utilised in business and learn practical approaches to harness and apply your creativity.

This second edition features co-founder and CEO of 64 Million Artists Jo Hunter, Good Guys founders Cyle Carth and Nick Lynch, MTArt Agency France Office, Louise Coussieu-Baylac and Baby Reign Founder and CEO Daisy Kateeba.

Creativity & Building Communities

Wednesday 4 September, 7pm

What is the role of place making in community development?

How is creativity being used as a tool to build communities? Join us for the evening and hear from people who are using different creative approaches to develop physical spaces with, for and by communities. Speakers include Scratch Hub member Richard Couldrey from Transition Tooting, Independent Urban Regeneration Consultant, David Barrie, student, writer, creative and activist, Jemmar Samuels and Ae-sop Chief Executive & Founder, Tim Joss.

Scratch Hub is the new coworking space housed at Battersea Arts Centre based on ‘Scratch’ a process pioneered by Battersea Arts Centre back in 2000 to create theatre that has since been applied in multiple settings including business and social enterprise. The Scratch Hub has a growing, vibrant and diverse community of freelancers, enterprises and small businesses with a range of memberships available from £140 +vat. Book a tour or join us for free day pass today.

To book, visit https://www.bac.org.uk/content/45520/create_with_us/scratch_hub_coworking

BE Dance return to the Northcote Road Summer Festival

Fresh from their performance at The New Wimbledon Theatre, the BE.Dance Company, BE.Dance Junior Company and Broadway classes are ready to showcase their talent in Northcote Road on Sunday 14th July.

They will perform routines to music from Step Up, Mary Poppins and Take That's most recent hit 'Out Of Our Head'.

The young dancers, aged between eight and eighteen years old, will assemble on Northcote Road to showcase their hard work- they have been rehearsing for their annual summer show since February and the Northcote Road Summer Festival is a fantastic opportunity to show the local community what they can do.

The BE.Dance Performing Company and Junior Company are made up from the dance schools elite students who rehearse weekly in preparation to perform. BE.Dance also run clubs at many local schools including Honeywell, Beatrix Potter, Henry Cavendish and Sheringdale alongside after school classes at venues such as Bolingbroke Academy, Rutherford House School, Alderbrook School, Fybre Fitness Hub and The Wandle Centre. They offer training in Commercial dance as well as Musical Theatre, tap and Lyrical, with classes for all ages from 18 months to 18 years!

Northcote Fest - Sunday 14th July 2019

EVENT SUMMARY

Northcote Road Summer Fete is an established community street festival held in Battersea’s famous shopping street Northcote Road SW11.

This popular event has been running for over 20 years and has an estimated attendance of over 10,000 people throughout the course of the day.

Attendees are a mix of ages and cultures but predominantly families with young children from the local and surrounding areas.

• Northcote Road will be closed to vehicle traffic for visitors and customers to enjoy.
• Live performance stage hosting music, dance and entertainment acts throughout the day;
• Open air big screen showing all the action from the Wimbledon Men’s Tennis Final;
• Over 100 visiting stalls selling items such as clothing, jewellery, toys, homewares, accessories, antiques plus a great selection of street food and pop-up bars
• Activities for children and families
• The local business community showcasing its impressive selection of independent shops and setting up stalls and activities outside their premises.
• To apply for a stall, please click here

Date

Sunday, 14th July 2019

Location

Northcote Road, Battersea, SW11

Trading time

11am – 6pm

Christmas Market and Lights - Thanks to our sponsors

Huge thanks to our sponsors Brew Cafe Minthairlondon Psycle London and Hamptons International for supporting the #NorthcoteRoad #SW11 Christmas Lights and Pop-up Christmas Market.

The Christmas Lights takes place on Friday 23rd November from 4.30-7.30pm. Fun for all, with carol singing, mulled wine, mince pies, Hamptons Santa’s grotto, reindeers, the Christmas donkey, police and fire engines, plus shop promotions. Lights switch-on is at 5pm at Bennerley Road.

The Christmas Market starts at 11am on Sunday 25th November and continue until 5pm. You can get into the festive spirit as #NorthcoteRd hosts 50 pop-up stalls offering great gift ideas, plus funfair rides, street food and drinks.

Follow/Like @NorthcoteRoad on Twitter and Facebook for the latest details.

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Northcote Road Christmas Lights and Market Dates Announced

Northcote Road is once again kicking off the Christmas season with the annual light switch on, Friday 23rd November, followed by the popular pop-up Christmas Market on Sunday 25th November, from 11am – 5pm.  

The Friday Fun will start at 4:30pm with carol singing, Hamptons Santa’s grotto and lot’s more leading up to the official switch on.  So why not come down and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and mince pie while counting down to the illuminations?

On Sunday Battersea’ s famous shopping street,  already known as a haven of diversity with specialist shops, boutiques  and restaurants,  will host  an additional 60+ stalls offering an amazing variety of Christmas gift ideas. 

 With a great range of clothing, jewellery, toys, home wares, accessories and antiques, we are sure you will solve even your most difficult gift requirements. Whilst browsing, why not sample the great selection of street food, pop-up bars and specialty drinks stalls.  We can’t think of a better way to get in the festive spirit.

 The event is led by Northcote Business Network, chaired by Jonathan Dyson from  Hamptons International and is supported by the Clapham Junction Town Centre Partnership, Wandsworth Council.

For more information on sponsorship and stalls contact info@northcoteroad.london

Northcote Road Summer Fete 2018 served up a Scorcher!

With temperatures soaring, the Northcote Road Summer Fête served up another fantastic community event with local residents and visitors out in force.

Battersea’s famous shopping street showed all the action from Wimbledon on the big screen, as well as hosting over 170 stalls selling an amazing range of clothing, jewellery, homewares, and accessories.  The addition of a food zone was a big hit featuring street food from around the world and we were delighted to see the Northcote Pub going al fresco with an outside bar and hog roast by the main stage. 

The day offered something for everyone with a superb main stage, featuring performances by local groups, Precision Ballet Gymnastic, Let’s Act, Be Dance, Fancy Footwork and Good Toes School of Ballet and later the crowd was wowed by a range of wonderfully talented singer-songwriters.  And of course the Kids’ Zone sponsored by Douglas & Gordon which included carousel rides, bungees, Zoola animals, play zone, face painter and new arrival Killik & Co’s activities hosted by @SharkynGeorge.

What makes the Summer Fête even more special is the commitment from local businesses to help make the event happen and showcase their superb offer. The street is a haven of diversity, with specialist shops and boutiques, complemented by market stalls. Shoppers can find everything they need, from fishmongers and butchers to aromatherapy shops and bakers.

The event is led by Northcote Business Network, chaired by Jonathan Dyson, Regional Director at Countrywide Plc. It is supported by the Clapham Junction Town Centre Partnership, Wandsworth Council and sponsored by Douglas & Gordon, Killik & Co, Flight Centre, Mamas & Papas, Linden Tree Nursery Schools, Portico NappyValleyNet and Hamptons.

This year we would also like to thank the local residents and businesses who responded to the call for funding via the crowd funder page and charity pots, kindly displayed in some local business, which raised just shy of £4,000.  Massive thanks to all of you.

This year’s event charity All Star Tennis Trust had a fantastic day and would like to thank everyone who popped by their stall.  http://www.allstartennis.co.uk/

While it’s still fresh in your mind why not mark the 2019 date in your diary, as we are already planning for next year’s Summer Fête to be held on Sunday 14th July.

For more information throughout the next year, revisit http://www.northcoteroad.london/northcote-fete/  or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @NorthcoteSw11

Please see images of the 2018 event below. Photography by SarahWillsPhotography.com

Northcote Road Summer Fête - Latest News!



PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST SUMMER FETE INFORMATION AND TO DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE


The hugely popular Northcote Road Summer Fête is hitting Battersea’s famous shopping street once again on Sunday 15th July, serve up live coverage of the Wimbledon Men’s Tennis Final, plus fun for all the family with 170 market stalls, street food, live music and children’s activities.

The road will be closed to traffic for the day to allow local residents and visitors to pack the street from 11am – 6pm and enjoy the many fantastic attractions on offer. There will be an outdoor big screen showing all the action from the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Tennis Final, as well as a superb main stage supported by Killik & Co, featuring song and dance performances from local clubs and groups plus wonderfully talented local singer-songwriters filling the air with fantastic tunes to keep the fun and friendly mood going. There will be over 170 stalls lining the street selling an amazing range of clothing, jewellery, toys, homewares, and accessories.  A dedicated food court featuring street food from Brazil, Colombia, Caribbean, Ethiopian, India, Mexico...... plus many local restaurants and bars along the street going alfresco. And the Kid’s Zone sponsored by Douglas & Gordon will include a carousel ride, Zoola animals, assault course, face painter, interactive games and much much more.

What makes the Summer Fête even more special is the commitment from local businesses to help make the event happen and showcase their superb offer. The street is a haven of diversity, with specialist shops and boutiques, complemented by market stalls. Shoppers can find everything they need, from fishmongers and butchers to aromatherapy shops and bakers.

The event is led by Northcote Business Network, chaired by Jonathan Dyson, Regional Director at Countrywide Plc. It is supported by the Clapham Junction Town Centre Partnership, Wandsworth Council and sponsored by Douglas & Gordon, Killik & Co, Flight Centre and Mamas & Papas.

This year we would also like to thank the local residents and businesses who responded to the call for funding via the crowd funder page and charity pots, kindly displayed in some local business, which raised just shy of £4,000.  Massive thanks to all of you.

All Star Tennis the 2018 event charity will be fund raising at the event.  For more information on the charity please visit http://www.allstartennis.co.uk/

There is no better place to be, so put the date in your diaries and come along to the Northcote Road Summer Fête on Sunday 15th July 2018, 11am-6pm. For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @NorthcoteSw11

Please Note: The Summer Fete finishes at 6pm and the big screen coverage, stage music etc will all end at this time. The event attracts a large crowd and we therefore ask you to leave your pets at home unless you require an assistance dogs The lost children point will be at Hamptons.  Tip to minimise the time it takes to reunite parent and child, put a wrist band with a parents mobile number on each child in advance of attending.

Save the Northcote Road Summer Fete!

The Northcote Road Summer fete has been on the calendar for the last 20 years or so. Initially run as an extension of the current street stalls, then morphing into a music event and more recently as a more traditional fete, this massively popular community event is now timed to match the Men's single finals at Wimbledon and attracts over 10,000 visitors every summer.

As times have moved on, the event has become more and more costly to run, with the overall cost now running to around £45,000. Although most of the organisers give their time for free, other costs such as 20 stewards, 20 security staff, bus diversions, giant TV screen, road closures and background security measures all cost money. The revenue from stall sales goes some way to covering the costs but in reality most of the funds are raised through sponsorship.

Sadly due to security concerns and lack of sponsorship, the event was cancelled last year, however at the time someone did mention crowdfunding. If half of the attendees contributed just £5 to the event then we would have enough money to cover the current shortfall - around £10,000.

We are therefore very much hoping that this crowdfunding page will attract enough income to help us stage the event this year.

Thanks for reading,

Jonathan Dyson

Chairman
Northcote Road Business Network

PLEASE VISIT https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/northcote-road-summer-fete/

Fabulous Start to the Festive Season at the Northcote Road Christmas Fair 2017

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Northcote Road Christmas Fair on Friday 24th and Sunday 26th November.

Once again there was a great crowd out on Friday night, visiting Hamptons Santa’s grotto, the real-life reindeers arranged by Rampton Baseley, and supporting the many businesses that put on special events including many charitable stalls. There was also plenty of mulled wine and a visit from Dunwoody, the Trotters’ pig.  We would like to thank the choirs of Belleville, Honeywell, Dolphin and Bolingbroke Academy for their singing prior to the light switch-on by Snow Angel and Bear from the cast of Snow White Rose Red at Battersea Arts Centre.

On Sunday, Battersea’s famous shopping street, already known as a haven of diversity with specialist shops, boutiques and restaurants, hosted an additional 70 stalls, offering an amazing variety of Christmas gift ideas. Residents were out in force to enjoy the cold but sunny day. 

In addition, The Ickle Pickles Children's Charity, who were joined by the very popular ambulance of the London Neonatal Transfer service, would like to thank everyone for their support which helped them to raise £1548.  Special thanks to all the businesses and traders who donated the 80 wonderful prizes.

Finally we would like to thank the following businesses for their generous support, without which the event could not take place: Estbury Basements, Artesian, Like Minders, KiddiPlan, Flight Centre, Hamptons, JoJo Maman Bébé, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward, Mamas & Papas, Marsh & Parsons, Osteria Antica Bologna and Trotters.

The event was led by Northcote Business Network, chaired by Jonathan Dyson, which is supported by the Clapham Junction Town Centre Partnership, Wandsworth Council. The media sponsor was NappyValleyNet.com.

For more information about this or next year’s summer fête please contact Lorraine@thinkeventslondon.com or visit http://www.northcoteroad.london/northcote-fete/

For more information on the charity visit http://www.icklepickles.org/

Northcote Road Christmas Lights & Market 2017: 24th/26th Nov

Northcote Road is once again kicking off the Christmas season with the annual light switch on, Friday 24th November, followed by the popular pop-up Christmas Market on Sunday 26th November, 11am – 6pm.  

The Friday Fun will start at 4:30pm with carol singing, Hamptons santa’s grotto and lot’s more leading up to the official switch on.  So why not come down and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and mince pie while counting down to the illuminations?

On Sunday Battersea’ s famous shopping street,  already known as a haven of diversity with specialist shops, boutiquesand restaurants,  will host  an additional 75 stalls offering an amazing variety of Christmas gift ideas. 

With a great range of clothing, jewellery, toys, home wares, accessories and antiques, we are sure you will solve even your most difficult gift requirements. Whilst browsing, why not sample the great selection of street food, pop-up bars and specialty drinks stalls.  We can’t think of a better way to get in the Festive spirit.

The event is led by Northcote Business Network, chaired by Jonathan Dyson from  Hamptons International and is supported by the Clapham Junction Town Centre Partnership, Wandsworth Council.

For more information on sponsorship and stalls contact lorraine@thinkeventslondon.com

VISIT OUR FETE SECTION FOR IMAGES OF LAST YEAR'S EVENT

Visioning Event for Local Businesses on Thursday 14th September

On behalf of Wandsworth Council all businesses local to Clapham Junction are warmly invited to attend a Visioning Event to discuss the future of the area.

Hear the findings from the questionnaire about local businesses' priorities for the future development of the area, followed by a discussion of how businesses can work together to make trading conditions even better and take advantage of new opportunities.

Date: Thursday 14 September 2017

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Metro Bank, 4-8 St John's Road, SW11 1PN

For more information, contact susie.barlow@themeans.co.uk

 

 

More details about the Xmas Lights!

Yes it’s that time again, so unpack your elf outfits, dust off your wallets and practice your carols.



The Northcote Road Christmas lights switch on will take place on Friday 28th November at 6pm. Once again, Belleville & Honeywell choirs will be singing carols down Northcote Road from 5.30, culminating at Bennerley Road for a community sing song. Due to the overspill onto the Northcote Road last year we will be temporarily closing Bennerley Road from Northcote Road to Webbs Road for a couple of hours to create a focal point for all things festive (Christmas jumpers are an absolute must). The Battersea Arts Centre will be putting on a one off mini performance of Antarctica, we have all new lights to festoon Northcote Road and Santa will be back at his Grotto in Hamptons from 4pm – 7pm.

Once again, the local businesses have put their hands in their pockets and sponsored a hundred Christmas trees along the street. These will be placed outside participating businesses so be sure to pop in and say thank you. On the same theme, many of the shops will be staying open late and having special discounts & events to help you make the most of a fun Friday night out.

On Saturday the Hamptons elves have been slaving away booking a whopping seventy stalls from the summer fete to trade for the day. We don’t close the street for the winter market but there really is a huge range of traders to suit every pocket. They will be there from 10am – 5pm so do come along and help everyone get into the Christmas spirit.

Please keep your eye on nappyvalleynet over the next couple of weeks as we’ll be regularly posting what’s happening and who’s doing what on the night of the lights.


Jonathan

Hamptons International
98-100 Northcote Road
020 7924 2170

Northcote Road Summer Fete a Great Success

The Northcote Road Summer Fete took place on Sunday 6th July from 11am - 5pm and a brilliant event it turned out to be. 

Crowds watching the Wimbledon Men's Final on our big screen

Crowds watching the Wimbledon Men's Final on our big screen

The whole road was closed to traffic all day for the event - no parking and no buses - and the street filled with food & drink, market stalls and plenty of summertime fun for all the family. Popular entertainment featured included community ping pong tables, a performance stage, three fairground rides and plenty of games for adults and children of all ages.

All your favourite shops, bars, restaurants and and businesses on Northcote Road opened their doors onto the pavements and spilled out onto the street, offering everything a summer fete should. Visiting stall holders were found in the pop-up markets and dotted along the street, selling beautiful jewellery, handmade cards, childrens clothing, homewares and so much more. Thousands of visitors feasted on the huge selection of delicious food and drink choices on offer from ice creams and cakes, burgers, French crépes, Pimms, locally brewed ales, all served by your favourite eateries and drinking spots from Northcote Road and around Battersea.

The children’s fairground rides returned, with classic spinning teacups and a toy set roundabout. Back by popular demand was the AstroGlide with its two separate lanes. Riders on this mega slide were given a hessian sack to slide down this 70ft long ride. The entertainment stage featured dance and musical performances from local schools and clubs. Eight ping pong tables, which were free to use, were arranged at intervals up the street.

There was no need to miss the Wimbledon Men’s Final as all the action from SW19 was shown on a huge screen in the middle of the event. The entrance to Bennerley Road was absolutely packed with people sitting in the sunshine to enjoy the tennis.

This year’s official charity partner for the Fete was Ickle Pickles. The Northcote Road Business Network was very pleased to be working to raise awareness and charity funds for this worthy childrens charity. Ickle Pickles work to help babies who need intensive care in Neonatal Units.

The Northcote Business Network would like to thank all the sponsors of this year’s event - without the generous support of these kind businesses, this event could not take place. Special mention goes to the principal sponsor: John Thorogood estate agent.

The event was brought to you by The Northcote Business Network, supported by the Clapham Junction Town Centre Partnership and Wandsworth Council.