Highlights from 2016-17
Below are some events over the last couple of years that Streatham festival have organised.
FOLK OF THE WOODS 2016
On the Friday, it was off to the British Home where Will Rutter had assembled a fusion of very different acts for the Folk of the Wood’s Festival Ceilidh (kay-lee).
There were a mixture of musicians playing in the main theatre hall and chapel. Latin spirit was there with flamenco music and dancing with La Morenita, Polish folk dancing bringing amazing fun and energy with Orleta. Throughout was wild dancing with all those in attendance joining in. Bringing the evening to a crescendo was Jah Screechy who had young, old and even infirm on their feet with reggae hits. A great night!
STREATHAM STRUT 2016
Taken from the Camden Crawl but being south of the river (and better) this was the fourth year for The Strut and it was a year that really found its stride. A music gig trail over one night in Streatham on 9th July featuring music for all tastes, including:
Electro-soul from All the People
Helen McDonald & Future Groove with their jazz, funk, soul combo
DB5s with 60’s and 70’s classics
Elton John tribute who wasn’t so much a doppelgänger for Elton but could have been the man himself
Hipster Ray– a ska punk band
Likeminded Fools– a band truly like no other. It was missing a washboard player but didn’t miss any of the zany theatrics whilst the trio being excellent musicians.