The 2017 Streatham Festival is almost here and it is set to be just as spectacular as ever. With highlights including a jam-packed Festival Fun Day, the return of the ever-popular Strut live music event, and a whole host of theatre, music, art and other events, the festival is a true celebration of Streatham, from Hill to Vale.
This year's Streatham Festival will run from 1st-9th July, with over 40 events throughout the week. Streatham's best shops, bars, restaurants and talent will be showcased as local people of all ages take part in the festival.
The week opens with some fantastic events, including an afternoon of live music at Rookfest on Saturday 1st July and tours of Streatham's historic theatre courtesy of the Streatham Theatre Company. For the entire week, the Horse and Groom will play host to an art installation by local artist, Jiro, who launches his Streatham Sketchbook in line with the exhibition.
As well as a number of great local concerts, Chaucer, Shakespeare and Star Wars are all making an appearance on the Festival stage this year. The final weekend will see crowds flock to Streatham High Road for both the Festival Fun Day on Streatham Green and the Strut in a range of venues Saturday evening. Look out for Ian Britt (a worldwide success on Spotify) in the Manor Arms and The Sicknotes at the Rebel Inn amongst others.
Many events are free of charge, and all are welcome at Streatham's biggest community festival.