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