From 14 to 22 July 2012, Shoreditch Trust presents its eleventh Shoreditch Festival – a free programme of performance, entertainment and exploration along the Regent’s Canal and across Shoreditch.
Shoreditch Festival, one of Hackney’s largest free festivals, showcases the best of East London with live music, dance, theatre, arts exhibitions, food markets and plenty more with crafts, floats and boats.
Highlights include a celebration of one of Shoreditch’s most imaginative and historic locations with the Hoxton Street Party on 14 July, followed by a weekend of live music and performance beside the Regent’s Canal on 21 and 22 July. On Saturday 21 July, Shoreditch Festival welcomes the Olympic Flame to Hackney on its first day in the Host Boroughs.
Saturday 14 July
Hoxton Street Party at Shoreditch Festival – 10am til late, Hoxton Street, Free
Hoxton Street will be filled with activities and performances including street dance – Ebonessence, Nemesis, ExZeb, Dimensions, circus acts – Mimbre Youth Circus, tea dances – Mr. Wonderful, theatre shows- Silent Shakespeare, Retz Collective’s O Brave New World, craft areas – Ministry of Stories, Hoxton Hall workshops, live music – GLA Rhythm of London buskers, Barbican drummers and The Stamp Collective, arts exhibitions – PEER, A. Brooks Art, Shoreditch Trust’s Forgotten Games exhibition plus an array of market stalls.
Sunday 15 July
Shoreditch Bark Dog Show – 1pm Registration, 2pm Judging, Shoreditch Park, Free
Pooches on parade compete in hotly contested categories in Shoreditch Park.
Monday 16 to Friday 20 July
Shoreditch Festival 2011 at Waterhouse Restaurant – 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ (Free entry)
Shoreditch Trust’s canalside social enterprise Waterhouse Restaurant hosts Festival events.
Saturday 21 July & Sunday 22 July
Shoreditch Festival 2012 along Regent’s Canal – 12pm-10pm, Dunston Road to Whitmore Bridge, Free
Shoreditch Trust and the Barbican present some of the best live acts around including psychedelic twists of Peruvian Cumbia and London Ska spirit from Los Chinches, blistering Afro-Cuban funk heroes Wara, rising indie folk stars Urusen, the exuberant sounds of the East London Creative Jazz Orchestra, master Kora player and his spectacular 8-piece band Jallykebba Susso and Manding Sabu, reggae-punk workouts and hyper-speed sea shanties outfit The Great Malarkey, master Kora player and his spectacular 8-piece band master Kora player and his spectacular 8-piece band. master Kora player and his spectacular 8-piece band storming South African indie-pop rockers Hot Water.
Across the site – The Urban Playground rooftop parkour, theatre in Bathing Booths, Waterhouse boat trips, East London food market, plus a vintage picnic. On 21 July, Shoreditch Festival welcomes the One Hackney Festival Parade from 11am on Whitmore Road and the 2012 Torch at 4pm on Kingsland Road.
Visit www.shoreditchfestival.org.uk for details and performance times.