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Wandsworth Bridge Road ready to buzz with Spring Fayre party

  • April 24, 2024
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Wandsworth Bridge Road ready to buzz with Spring Fayre party

It’s time to get the party started as Wandsworth Bridge Road unveils plans for a sensational festival-style event. Now in its third year, the 2024 Spring Fayre will take place on Sunday, 12th May, running from 11am to 5pm.

With the street fully pedestrianised for its annual Spring Fayre, south Fulham will be transformed into a spectacular family-friendly fiesta. Running from 11am-5pm, expect live music, funfair games, food stalls and a dedicated children’s activity zone to bring the carnival vibe.

The tree-lined street will be buzzing with more than 100 stalls featuring handmade gifts, jewellery, arts, crafts and tasty treats, alongside international bites and drinks from the area’s local restaurants, cafes and shops.

The Wandsworth Bridge Road Spring Fayre is hosting two stages for live performances, as well as two busking pods. The Cable Street Collective – who have played at Glastonbury, Latitude and Secret Garden Party – will headline the event with their African-influenced guitars and beats with soulful female vocals and western melodies.

Music from Roots 8, as well as sets from modern jazz saxophonist Nye Banfield and Dutch-born singer songwriter Ocean will soundtrack the event, along with vocals from Ollie Wade and Chris Harper. While Maypole dancing will be accompanied by a live fiddle player.

The little ones will be busy with a dedicated children’s activity area, packed with free events from kids’ yoga to circus acrobatics, football, singing and dancing.

A rock climbing wall is a chance for children to try out their superhero skills, while football fans can have a go at scoring during a series of penalty shoot-outs with new sponsor Chelsea Football Club Foundation.

It will also feature an exhibition showcasing Fulham Past: Fulham Future. The display will share magical photos and stories of Fulham’s vibrant past and lost gems, including the former cinema and public baths on Wandsworth Bridge Road.

The exhibition is also a chance to be inspired by possible visions for the future as H&F Council shares visuals of the proposed transformation of Wandsworth Bridge Road to become a cleaner, greener and safer place for everyone.

With last year’s event attracting more than 14,000 visitors to join the fun, the Spring Fayre is set to be an unmissable day out, says Wandsworth Bridge Road Association secretary Natalie Lindsay.

“The WBR Spring Fayre transforms this busy road into a huge space for people,” she explains. “Our civic space is much larger than we realise, but over the years in London we have handed much of this space to vehicles and their storage. For one day, the Wandsworth Bridge Road Spring Fayre shows this space in a different light by filling it with people instead. Come and enjoy.”

For more details visit the Wandsworth Bridge Road Spring Fayre webpage.

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