Summer events programme announced

Mon 11 May 2015, 10:42 am

Events organisation, Southwark Presents, has announced a summer programme of concerts and community activities in the borough.

Steve Harley and Cockney rebel, made famous for the 1975 number one hit Make Me Smile (Come up and see me) will play at the Bermondsey Carnival in Southwark Park on 4 July.

The family festival is free to attend and also features Nine Below Zero, Mancie Baker, a Beatles tribute band, the Bermondsey Voices choir and Jo N’gala.

The Elephant and Nun festival takes place in Burgess Park on 15 August and features a music stage, a dance stage, a children and family area, a food village, an African market, and a fun fair. Last year, over 10,000 people visited the festival

Councillor Dora Dixon-Fyle, cabinet member for adult care, arts and culture, said: "Summer is always a great time to get out and about with your family and do something fun. Last year we had over 100 events and this year’s Southwark Presents summer events programme will be bringing you a whole lot more. 

"We are committed to creating and supporting innovative, creative and community focussed cultural events throughout the year. There’s something for everyone this summer as we’ll have a great mix of events across borough. We want everyone to come along and enjoy what we’ve got planned."