16 September 2011

Myatt's Fields Park Harvest Festival this Sunday

This Sunday, 18 September 2011, there is a Harvest festival celebration in Myatts Fields Park, Camberwell SE5 in Lambeth's Vassall Ward with music, dancing and food.
Myatts Fields Park bandstand in Vassall Ward on vassallview.com

Music 

Rumba de Londres will be performing popular Congolese Soukous dance rhythms and songs in Lingala and French (1-3pm) and at 3.30pm Organic, a local band who started life in the Funky Monkey, Camberwell, will showcase their talents.

Food
Everyone is invited to sit down to a free vegetarian feast from 1pm which will include food grown by volunteers on local estates and in our greenhouse. The feast will be prepared by local cooks and will include Caribbean, Eritrean, West African, Moroccan and Polish food.

London Orchard Project will be bringing a large juicer and people will be able to take away (or drink) fresh juice made from locally-foraged fruit.

Also running will be a jam making session, making elderberry and apple jelly, crab apple jelly and a green tomato relish. Please do bring your own fruit along and help to make these, then take some home at the end of the day.

Invisible Food will be joining the celebrations after a morning forage for wild food and will make elderberry chutney during the afternoon. Their walk starts at the Loughborough Centre, SW9 7PD at 10.30am.

There will also be a bee keeping demonstration with honey from Myatt’s hives.


The music for the day has been funded by the National Lottery’s Awards for All programme, and the cooking activities are funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Local Food fund. The day is organised by Myatt’s Fields Park Project in partnership with London Borough of Lambeth. The juicing will be carried out by London Orchard Project and the bee keeping demonstration will be by Bee Urban who keep bees in the park.

Myatts Fields Park on vassallview.comMyatt's Fields Park is situated in Camberwell: between Calais Street, Cormont Road and Knatchbull Road, SE5 in Vassall Ward in Lambeth.