Lewisham People's Day 2015

Lewisham Council writes:

Legendary UK reggae star Tippa Irie heads stellar line up for People’s Day 2015

Grammy nominated music star Tippa Irie leads a unique mix of musicians and artists set to thrill thousands at south east London’s biggest free festival.

People’s Day, in association with L&Q Housing, returns to Mountsfield Park, Catford on Saturday 11 July. Gates open at 12 noon and the entertainment runs until 8pm.

Now in its 31st year, festival goers can once again expect to be well entertained throughout the day by a succession of some of the best talent to be found in Lewisham and south east London. They will be performing a range of music from folk, jazz and funk through to rock, reggae and classical across seven stages. Artists include UK Garage star Oggie who hails from Lewisham, Kodar, South London Samba and Drumheads, The Divettes, Mogadiso, Felix’s Rock Choir and the Rude Vandals.

Other attractions include international food stalls, refreshment tents, a craft market, a kid’s zone, community garden, funfair and a big new playground. There will also be bread baking (to take home), swing dancing at a gramophone disco, racquet-making followed by a game of tennis, a Zumba class, summer seeds pot planting, the chance to join a Samba procession, make a giant flower sculpture, meet a massive meerkat and pose in a photo booth.

Full details here.


anonymous said...

Who needs Glasto....

Marky said...

Is it about time, the musical selection and headliners reflects the demographic of Lewisham? Shall I bother to get past the overbearing security?

a nice day out said...

The overbearing security is intended to discourage the criminally inclined from taking advantage of the crowds of yoof. There has been some unpleasantness in the past, but now it is much more family friendly.

PeoplesAssemblySEL said...

The South East London Peoples Assembly Against Austerity (Selpa) will have stall, on Saturday: 12-5pm. It will be our 3rd time at Lewisham Peoples Day.
We're going to have a few fun activities* on our stall amongst the information, so if you're intending to attend come and say hello at -stall 81 yellow zone near big top/carousel .
*Sponge 'Cameron', get some “Emergency Fudge-It” and spin the Wheel of Austerity to find out what cuts mean for key areas..

terrencetrentderby said...

So is this a "stab vest" or "non stab vest" type of event?

PeoplesAssemblySEL said...

Mayor Steve Bullock was confronted by housing campaigners at Lewisham Peoples Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuVap8OkZyk

See our twitter account @peoplesselondon for images of the scene during Tippa Irie's set, that provided enjoyment for the demographic of Lewisham. (there were lots of different musical acts, we were on stall, so couldn't enjoy them til after our stall closed)

Brockley Nick said...

So they were annoyed that L&Q were sponsors of the event because they want more houses built and were annoyed by L&Q's "profit". But L&Q is a charity and that £209m is how they are going to fund a tripling of their London housebuilding programme, especially important since the social housing rent cut makes it harder for these housing associations to raise finance for building



Perhaps you can explain how these guys pick their targets, because they sure do pick their moments.

Also, out of interest, what do you mean by this:

"that provided enjoyment for the demographic of Lewisham"?

PeoplesAssemblySEL said...

Best you speak to the campaigning group involved, they are on twitter.

In terms of the question you asked, read this thread.

Brockley Nick said...

On point one - what's your view, given you were so quick to post the video, you presumably have one?

Monkeyboy said...

From the below to you seemed keen on the Moroccan themed event, presumably for the massive Moroccan diaspora living in the hood? Well done with the crass attempt to hijack the event.

PeoplesAssemblySEL said...

Lewisham Peoples Day was for everybody in Lewisham, certain comments that certain were for one group. The pictures showed there were also sorts of people, age, ethnicity, the demographic.

We like to share whatever is going in Lewisham politically, this is what we did by posting the first video that came our way.

PeoplesAssemblySEL said...

This is a spiteful and unnecessary comment.

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