Sunday July 14 11:30 am to 5:00 pm
Opening Ceremony at 11:30 am at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre by the Mayor of Southwark
FREE Buses around
the peninsula with guides on board
Southwark Park Gala
|Surrey Quays Shopping Centre||Seven Islands Leisure Centre||Surrey Docks Farm|
|Decathlon||Youth Hostel Association||St Mary's Church|
|The Pumphouse Lavender Pond||Waterside Workshop||Time and Talents|
|Rotherhithe Picture Library||Watersport Centre||Brunel Engine House|
|Parks Ranger Service||The Finnish Church||The Swedish Church|
|5-a-side Football Tournament||Spice Island||Area Forum Roadshow|
|Bubble Theatre||The Norwegian Church|
Open from 11am-5pm. Watch the Mayor open the festival here and enjoy a steel band, a fire juggler and musical entertainment. If you are feeling hungry drop in for a bite between visiting the many Festival attractions. Theres Burger King, Spudulike, Tchibo Coffee shop, Bhs restaurant and Mange Tout sandwich bar. Free Festival buses leave from the stops at the side of Tesco. Surrey Quays Shopping Centre Web Page
Surrey Quays Watersports Centre and Tideway Saleability offer Rotherhithe Festival Visitors both able bodied and disabled the chance to try their hand at sailing. So come aboard! Watersport Centre web page.
_ Storytelling _ Arts activities in the Wild Wood or the Golden Jubilee Enchanted garden _ Blacksmithing demonstration in the farms forge _ Breadmaking - A celebration of multicultural traditions. Please bring your own loaves to share. Help knead dough, bake the bread and taste the results. Surrey Docks Farm Web Page
A 45 minute Heritage Healthy Walk will take place in Russia Dock Woodland, organised by qualified fitness walkers. We will be meeting at the Downtown Road entrance at 1400. See you there! N.B. your comfortable shoes.
The Pumphouse Educational Museum houses the Rotherhithe Heritage Museum, a collection from the foreshore of the River Thames dating from Roman times and telling the story of Rotherhithe and its people. The first floor holds 3 exhibitions, the 1950s, The Blitz Room and artefacts from homes of the 20th Century. The second floor houses the six foot replica of the Queen Elizabeth II wedding cake, classroom and childrens reference library. The Museum also provides the Lavender Pond Nature Park with optional nature trail, resident swans and other water birds. The Pumphouse Web Page
Pop in for a visit to YHA Rotherhithe and discover what the YHA is like in the new millennium! Pick up a free membership application (subject to terms and conditions) to join the worlds largest budget accommodation network whilst enjoying a free hot drink. Discover somewhere to house the relatives when next they visit? Youth Hostel Association Web Page
Teams compete for the Canada Water Cup at Bacons
College, Timber Pond Road, Rotherhithe. Ages 14-15 years. Kick-off
at 12.30pm (registration 11.30 - noon).
Sponsors: Cup by Brockley & District Sunday Football League; Trophies & medals by Munich Events 72. Information from Brian Rose on 07811 549923.
Will be pleased to welcome all for a FREE coffee on production of the Festival Guide. Watch out for the new improved Spice Island, we are having a refurbishment to make you even more comfortable, whether you are dining/drinking or just having a coffee and taking in the spectacular river view. Service with a smile.
Rotherhithe Village Fete Free Bus Stops 5 or 6 (return to attractions)
Join the fun with stalls, bouncy castle, street performers and a fire engine to look over, or relax at the BBQ and beer tent.
Area Forum Roadshow Free Bus Stops 5 or 6 (return to attractions)
St, Marys Park, St. Marychurch Street. See special panel on right.
Saint Mary's Church and Churchyard Free Bus Stops 5 or 6 (return to attractions)
St Marys is the parish church in Old Rotherhithe and welcomes all visitors. There are daily services and you can enjoy organ recitals, plays, tours and bell ringing in this beautiful and historic building. Also games and stalls in the churchyard. Saint Mary's Church web page
Time & Talents Association Free Bus Stops 5 or 6 (return to attractions)
From its distinctive Centre housed in a former Mortuary in St. Marys Park the Time & Talents Association acts as a focus for community development in the area and runs a wide variety of activities and programmes for local people of all ages and backgrounds. These include older peoples groups, a parent, carer and toddler group, music, drama and fitness programmes. Call in to find out more. Time & Talents Web Page
Come to the Rotherhithe Festival and have your say at the Area Forum!
What will be happening?
The Thames Tunnel is one of the worlds great engineering feats, and the oldest section of the oldest underground system in the world! Join in the storytelling, line dancing, a Victorian melodrama, or Love in a Tunnel, Sea Shanties and working songs by Skinners Rats. Children will dance traditional dances and design concrete sculptures for a Summer Playscheme. Non -stop entertainment. Brunel Engine House Web Page
Open House: The library houses a collection of visual reference materials classified by subjects: from Armchairs to Zebras . Also in the library: Photographs from Old Rotherhithe and Docklands Sands Films studio is the home of many classic feature films such as Little Dorrit, and more recently: The Childrens Midsummer Nights Dream, a film of Shakespeares play performed by children from Southwark. Film show at 2.15pm and 6.15pm Rotherhithe Picture Library Web Page
The Jewellers, ceramicists and fashion designers will be opening their studios for the day (11am - 5pm). A chance to buy direct from designers and browse round the old Granary warehouse at 99, Rotherhithe Street (Thames Path - River fronted warehouse overlooking Tower Bridge).
The New Bubble Youth Theatre perform their first production - two, twenty minute performances, based on Roald Dahls revolting rhymes.
Free Fitness Workshops. Seven Islands web page.
Situated next to the Lower Rd since 1905. Open from 3pm - 9pm with refreshments, coffee, tea and home-made bread. Swedish Church web page.
Call at Decathlon, Europes largest sports retailer for the following activities: * Cricket Training * Mini Tennis Tournament * Martial Arts demo * Fun Run * Golf - longest drive - adults * Golf - initiation for children * Kite Flying * Roller Hockey * Bike Workshop Decathlon web page
Festival buses start at 12 noon from Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, then about every 15 minutes until 5 pm.
In 1997 the Southwark Young Pilgrims project began at London Bridge to introduce Southwark school leavers to the world of work, and they are your Ambassadors to the borough for today. Southwark Heritage Association founded the course in partnership with the training providers Mayflower 1620 Ltd.
For further information telephone 020 8299 0470.
Rotherhithe and Surrey Docks,
London SE16 Web Page
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