This year we had hoped to mark the 20th Streatham Festival with something bigger and better than last year. However, the current situation worldwide has affected all aspects of our lives. Society as we know it has changed and no one can say when things will get back to normal.
We know there is still a lot to celebrate about Streatham, including a very strong local creative community, and we hope that the Festival still provides an opportunity to showcase their artistic work. This year is largely a ‘Virtual Festival‘, but we are pleased to be promoting a small number of socially-distanced events at local venues. We are also delighted to be able to introduce the ‘StreatLit Fest’, a celebration of literature and hope that this is something that we can build on in years to come.
This year we are marking this moment in history, with ‘Lockdown in Streatham‘. Be it photographs, poems, stories, or music, we are seeking to archive and share anything creative that came about during this time of lockdown. As with last year’s ‘Blue Hoarding Project’, the Festival Board are committed to contributing something into the community that will continue for months and maybe years after the Festival finishes.
Finally, we are supporting the Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre and their campaign to bring the Streatham Hill Theatre back as an asset to the community. Please take some time to visit their website and where possible, please do show your support.