Wandsworth residents encouraged to participate in Arts Festival


Between May 11th and 27th residents are being encouraged to join in with the creative festivities, run by Wandsworth Council.


By Anna Tabrah

Wandsworth residents are being called upon to participate in this year’s Wandworth Arts Festival.

Between May 11th and 27th people from the borough are being encouraged to join in with the creative festivities, run by Wandsworth Council.

From showcasing your own talents, to getting involved in group projects organised by experienced artists, there is something for everyone.

The festival ends on May 27th with The Shimmy, a series of live art encounters ranging from the Church Square to Wandsworth Park between 1 and 5pm.

Experience dance displays and interactive opportunities, with plenty of places to stop off for a bite to eat along the way.

Justine Kenyon, Arts Development Officer for Wandsworth Council’s Arts Team, said: “It’s a great opportunity to stretch minds and bring people together.

“It gives people a chance to see usual, everyday places in an unusual way and introduce them to areas they might not have seen before.”

Included in The Shimmy is ‘Underscore’, a sonic journey through the Thames by artist Mem Morrison.

After recording underwater sounds of the Thames, Mr Morrison will create a human version of the river along the Avenue of Trees in Wandsworth Park.

Anyone is welcome to join the project by attending workshops on the 19th, 23rd and 27th May to learn ways of playing with vocals and embodying sounds of the river.

To find out more and register your interest, contact Marine Thévenet by e-mail [email protected]  or phone 020 7247 5102.

The festival also includes ‘Are You Sitting Comfortably?’ a storytelling event organised by White Rabbit which will showcase stories written by local people.

To find out how to enter a story, visit

For more about Wandsworth Arts Festival in general, contact the Arts Team on 020 8871 8711 or e-mail [email protected].

Festival programmes can be picked from Wandsworth libraries.

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