Highlights from 2016-17

Below are some events over the last couple of years that Streatham festival have organised.

OPENING NIGHT – CEILIDH

A wonderful opened the 2018 Streatham Festival.  Top ceilidh band, Ceilidh Tree, supplied the music and dance calling to teach Streatham’s Fred and Ginger’s the required moves.

Sing Out Streatham, also featured in Streatham’s new venue – the stunning Streatham Space Project in between sets.

Farrago then ended the evening with a brilliant set where their dynamic sound treads the lines of folk, rock and indie.

STREATHAM STRUT 2018

Under new direction for 2018, with Ian Bennett from the band Farrago at the helm for this years Streatham Strut, we were off to a new exciting destination.

The plan, starting from Streatham Hill at 1pm, on the hour, every hour over 10 hours, a venue featuring an amazing musical act.

How many would join the early melee and how many would still be standing come the finale?

Fear not, Streatham breeds them tough!  Therefore we had a great crowd of Streatham’s brightest and best join early on to join this musical adventure down the High Road finishing up at the Earl Ferrers.

STREATHAM STRUT 2017

Taken from the Camden Crawl but being south of the river (and better) this was the firth year for The Strut and it was a year that really found its stride. A music gig trail over one night in Streatham in July 2017 featuring music for all tastes.

Art 23 – 2015

Past Art23 Art Trail – The art trail always offers an excellent opportunity to view art in local shop venues. This was the trail curated by Emma Condliffe in 2015. This years art trail will be curated by Graham and Sharon Hunter from the 5th – 20th Oct 2018

FAMILY FUN DAY 2017

Streatham Green hosted the Family Fun Day where we had music from choirs, face painting, food stalls and more.  Lots of fun for all ages.

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.

ROOKFEST 2017

Rookfest was a one day music festival that was held in Streatham’s glorious Rookery.