A British summer isn’t complete without local festivities. That’s why Paradise by Kensal Green and St John the Evangelist Church have teamed up to host a Summer Fete. The fun-filled event to be held on Saturday 21st June is vicar David Ackerman’s venture to bring the local community together as well as a chance to welcome to visitors from further afield.

The entertainment, food & drink and retro games are so very British. There will be Morris dancers, candyfloss, live folk music, a busker’s corner, and performances from the nearby rhythm school’s drum band and the choir from the local contemporary music institute. Kilburn to Kensal (K2K) radio station will be broadcasting live from the event to keep the surrounding area in the know. There will be stalls to wander around with some selling vintage clothes, trinkets from local shop Rise, and furniture and record stands from Susanne Bettley Hats and Sam Records.

Don’t fret there’s plenty to keep the kids out of mischief, from a bouncy castle, fairground rides, and a petting zoo to face painting. For big-kids, classic carnival games will involve a coconut shy, hook a duck and apple bobbing. There will also be a highly competitive bake-off so put those culinary skills in action and bring along your speciality baked goods for the chance to win the coveted prize. And what summer fete would be complete without a raffle? Of course they haven’t forgotten about the traditional fave with a Church Raffle in aid of St John’s Church.

If all of this is too exhausting you can treat yourself to a massage from Chantelle and Lewis followed by a class of Pimm’s or a Hendricks cocktail. Grab a quiche, sandwich or cheese board to replenish and carry on enjoying the carnival. There’s something for everyone to revel in on this great British summer’s day.


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