The 2010 Telegraph Hill Festival

The details of the 2010 Telegraph Hill Festival are now live on the festival website. The programme runs between March 12th and 28th and the box office opens on March 4th.

The organisers say:

Starting with a bunch of mothers at the school gate getting together with their children to stage The Pied Piper of Hamelin the Telegraph Hill Festival is in its 16th Year. From those small beginnings it is now a buzz of non-stop activity with over 60 events packed into ten days and a handful of venues.

The Festival has nevertheless remained true to its community roots. The performers and organisers of all this activity are local people donating their time and talents for free and the Festival is proud to be entirely self sufficient with no public money, just the valued support of a few local businesses.

There is always a community show with a cast of about 100 – this year Sweeney Todd – and other perennial favourites, Comedy Night, a Classical Concert (with international class performers), Strawberry Thieves (SE London’s Socialist Choir) and a local history walk. Other items come and go.

New this year we have a street closed for 4xB (Boards, Blades, Bikes and Buses), workshops ranging from music theory, via storytelling, to Thai fruit carving (amazing what you can do with a water-melon), an Elizabethan Cabaret (bold and sassy, exquisite and lovely) and political discussion in the upper room of The Telegraph, Dennetts Road, a talk by comedian and broadcaster, Barrie Hall, being (for once) deadly serious on “Democracy – it was good while it lasted”.

Thanks to Tamsin for providing the info.