Clapton Festival returns for its second year

Clapton Festival 2011

The Clapton Festival is back for a second year on 15th, 16th and 17th June. The three day event sees a packed schedule of activities which will make up a community showcase for all age groups to enjoy.

The festival came to life in 2011 when a group of local residents wanted to host a series of events to bring together the community, and celebrate both the history of Clapton, and exciting changes that are happening across the borough and boost the local economy.

After the success of last year local shops, schools, outdoor spaces including Clapton Pond, and amazing and unusual venues are getting involved again in hosting a diverse mix of events.

Some highlights confirmed so far include:  An opening night party at Core Arts will feature Molly’s Dagger’s – heavy rock ‘n’ roll to kick start the festival in style, plus Georges Kaplan Presents – jazz noir soundtracks from this experimental duo with tunes aplenty.

Clapton Festival 2011 Fun in the sun Photo: Joel Vietch

Enjoy a cinema history talk at Levy Gate, the Hackney Childrens Theatre will be performing a double bill in St John’s Churchyard, pupils’ work will be on display from the recent ARTS Week at Millfields School including a glorious flag procession from Clapton Square to the school, and there will also be Open Weekend at the Victoria Mission School.

Some local acts confirmed: Reggae Sound Connection is back at the Round Chapel and will feature the mighty Gladdy Wax Sound System and Solution Sound System. With Trevor Sax, Manassah and Pennyreal.

The final day will include the amazing Orchestra Elastique, a music improvisation collective, with talented musicians from around the world, at Lumiere on Chatsworth Road

There will be market stalls which include food and drinks, clothes and community stalls.

All local businesses, social groups of all ages, creatives and enterprising types are welcome and encouraged to get involved. Get in touch if you would like participate in any way, to perform or support or volunteer in any other way.

Please contact [email protected] for more details.


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