Bermondsey Carnival

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Bermondsey Carnival

Taking place in the beautiful Southwark Park, Bermondsey Carnival will bring an exciting programme of music, dance and events to Southwark Park this summer.


Starts: Saturday 12:00
Ends: Saturday 20:00

Event Details


Organised in partnership with Bermondsey Beat and The Friends of Southwark Park with great live music, traditional funfair, delicious world foods, fun activities from community partners, a family zone and children’s dance tent – there will be plenty of activities and performances to entertain the whole family. Plus this year we have the Plaza Latina stage celebrating the Latin American community with music dance and food from South America.

As always you can relax with some food and drink, have a Rumble in the Jumble at our second hand market and make yourself very dizzy at Reuben Bond’s funfair.

It’s going to be hot on Saturday, so please bring some water and sun-cream and take a look at the NHS’s guidance on staying safe in the heat

Visit the Bermondsey Carnival homepage for information on the following:

Main stage line up

12.25 Dirty Cassettes
13.10 Yazstar
13.50 Decks & Quartz
14.25 Kindred Soul
15.00 The Mayor’s speech
15.15 Singology
15.50 Mancie Baker
16.20 Paradise on Purple
17.00 Tiny Tina
18.00 Abba Gold Girls
18.50 Salute to Sinatra

Visit Bermondsey Beat for more information about the acts

The Plaza Latina Stage

12.00 to 12.30: Latin American Dj’s in London
12.30 to 12.35: Paloma Lomax (emerging London artist)
12.35 to 12.45: Yurupari, Traditional Colombian folklore
12.40 to 12.50: Juan Diego Martinez
12.50 to 13.00: Guala gwala, emerging urban artist
13.00 to 13.15: Latin American DJ
13.15 to 13.30: Codigo Official, Bachata
13.30 to 14.15: School of Samba Paraiso, Brazilian dance and music
14.15 to 14.30: Cali Swing, acrobatic performance, Stars of Britain's Got talent
14.30  to 15.00: DJ Johnny Gee, Best of Latin American music by one of the best Djs
15.00 to 15.10: Gloria Luis Cano, San juanero, Traditional folklore from Colombia
15.10 to 16.00: John Freire, Vallenato and Salsa from a very well known and popular band
16.10 to 17.00: Tribu Band, all the way from Barranquilla, the best salsa band of the day
17.00 to 17.40: Katalino, the star of the day, an Urban singer coming from NY to sing regeaton
17.40 to 18.30: Tribu band
18.30 to 19.45: Katalino

Come and explore the Create and Play Zone

Nest box for Birdy Birds: Mask Time with Café Gallery Projects CGP London                                                                                                                                           

Come along and enjoy a free drop-in art workshop led by artist Alexa Lowe, open to all ages and inspired by the nest box commission in Southwark Park by Alec Finlay. You will make your own bird masks based on the birds that inhabit the park and join a bird parade in your creations to some of the nest boxes. Drop in to the workshop any time during the day.  The parade is scheduled to depart from the Create & Play area at 3pm.

Alexa Lowe is an artist interested in the process of mark making with a range of materials and methods and works with different community groups to encourage and further develop creative expression for all.

Crafty Beasts Making Workshops with Time & Talents 
Learn some crafting and arty stuff together with our Time & Talents’ elders in a cheery intergenerational group, bringing together ages 7 – 107.  A great way to explore new arts and crafts and learn from our elders.  Drop-in throughout the day.

Totally Wild Foraging Adventure                                                                                                                     
Join Gavin Ireland for a family-friendly foraging adventure across Southwark Park.  Discover the wild, edible delicacies to be found growing on your doorstep.  Short foraging walks lasting approximately 20 to 30 minutes will run throughout the day.  Find Gavin in the Create & Play area at these times:

12.30, 13.30, 14.30, 15.30

Gavin Ireland is an author, wild food forager, and student of medicinal plants. Gavin has been foraging for most of his life and is now passing on his knowledge and experience as one of the team at Totally Wild UK.

Jumping Bean Stories and Rhyme Tent with Southwark Libraries
Storytelling sessions lasting 30minutes each will run throughout the day, gather in the storytelling tent at these times:

12.15, 13.15, 14.30, 15.30, 16.30                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Make Theatre with London Bubble Theatre 
Turn yourself into a story gatherer, a story teller, a character creator or a history maker in the beautiful Bubble Yurt!  We will be running three groups of activities and you can choose to attend one or all based on your interest.  Drop in throughout the day from 12pm to 4pm.

Charting the Mayflower – Participate in a friendly intergenerational theatre making activity and work with history enthusiasts and theatre artists. Learn how you can contribute to the project or simply volunteer occasionally.

Story Bubbles
Offer a story to one of our story gatherers and then collectively enact it around a story square.

I don’t do drama
You think drama is not for you?  Come build a character instead. Our Young Theatre Makers will lead an interactive session for people of all ages, and begin it with a pair of trainers.

SE16 Dance Tent hosted by The Movement Factory 
Love dance? Come and take part in an exclusive range of FREE dance workshops led by award winning dance collective- The Movement Factory.  All classes are suitable for children and young people, no previous dance experience necessary.

Dance Workshops (suitable for children aged 4-11 years old)
12.00-12.30: Musical Mayhem- Musical Theatre
12.30-13.15: The Movement Factory- Street Dance
13.15-13.40: Kenetika Bloco

13.40-14.00: Kenetika Bloco
14.00-14.25: Musical Mayhem – Musical Theatre
14.25-14.30: Ellz and Sharnz
14.30-14.40: Hazel
14.40-14.50: The Mia Dancers
14.50-14.55: Jerdy
14.55-14.00: Ellie
15.00-15.05: Gawz
15.05-15.10: Double Twist Dance Company
15.10-15.30: Southwark Gymnastics
15.30-15.40: DHk Shortman
15.40-15.50: Nathan Mills
15.50-15.00 Prospects

Dance workshops 4-5:30 (suitable for children aged 12 years old and over)
16.00-16.45: DHK Shortman- Dance Hall
16.45-17.30 The Movement Factory- Street Dance


Anyone for tennis?
Look out for 'come and try' sessions for anyone who is interested in giving tennis a go, adult or child, and a 'timed tennis tournament' for 6 to 11 year olds.

Millwall Community Trust
Learn some fun football skills and find out about the work of the trust.