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About this event

Join us for the closing festival of our Shared World season with a celebration of global cultures, including carnival parades, Turkish folk music, Balkan dance beats, North African Gnawa sounds and pop-up dance performances. 

All activities are drop in all day, unless stated otherwise below.

Live Music on the Bandstand

12.30 – 1.30pm: Al-Maranca and the Round Coloured Note

Al-Maranca and the Round Coloured Note are a collective based in London, playing an exciting fusion of trippy funk, sensuous Mediterranean melodies, and West African rhythm and blues. Founded in London by multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Al-Maranca in 2004,
theirs is a groovy original sound created by the unique texture of world music.

2.15 – 3.15pm: Dila V and the Odd Beats

Dila V and the Odd Beats are a multinational, Bosporus-straddling band that brings a blend of Turkish folk and irresistible Balkan dance beats amongst other tasty world music flavours.

3.45 – 4.45pm: Electric Jalaba

Electric Jalaba is a deep psychedelic, groove-heavy meeting between Moroccan Gnawa master Simo Lagnawi, Italian/English drummer Dave De Rose and four musical brothers; Henry, Oliver, Nathaniel and Barnaby Keen from Dorset. Together they perform traditional songs about colourful spirits, mysterious women, and men that divide oceans, weaving them among enormous infectious grooves, analogue effects, and warped guitars.

Emergency Exit Arts, in association with Mandinga Arts and Selva, present Carnival Cocktail

  • Location: Gardens
  • Times: 1.30pm, 3.15pm, 4.45pm

Bringing you the wow factor during the afternoon these carnival performances will fill the Gardens with rhythm, dancing and glorious costumed characters that celebrate fruit, spice and all things nice. Feel free to join in and dance along with the parade, carry a flag, or volunteer to wear one of the costumes. 

Make and Take – Fruity Floral Headdress Workshop

  • Location: Conservatory
  • Price: £5

Adorn your crown by making your own headdress of fruit and blooms. Suitable for ages 3+

Make and Take - Plant Your Own Cress House

  • Location: Conservatory
  • Price: £5

Have fun in Make and Take by decorating your own wooden cress house. Take home some cotton wool and cress seeds to grow an edible garden by the front door. Suitable for ages 3+

Hot Food Traders

  • Location: Bandstand Terrace

Enjoy vibrant flavours and feast on a variety of delicious street foods. Taste authentic Thai, North African wraps, freshly squeezed juices, wood-fired pizzas, Californian style burritos, gourmet pies and delight in mouth-watering ice creams.

Mazi Mas

  • Location: Conservatory Terrace

Enjoy a special Persian menu from Mazi Mas, who will be running a street food stall by the Conservatory.

Mazi Mas is a roaming restaurant that unearths the global flavours of London and is an award-winning social enterprise that provides training and employment to help women build careers in the food industry. With chefs from migrant and refugee backgrounds as diverse as London, they bring decades of culinary experience to their multi-ethnic and multi-talented team. Mazi Mas cooks food that is vivid, soulful and rooted in tradition. 

Teacup Ride and Bouncy Castle

  • Location: Bandstand Terrace
  • Prices: from £2

Face Painting

  • Location: Gardens Marquee
  • Prices: from £6

Balloons

  • Location: Gardens Marquee
  • Prices: from £5