Ritherdon Road Street Party

The annual Ritherdon Road Street Party, sponsored by Jacksons, explodes in size on Sunday 22nd May with the introduction of a full music stage, tons of local entertainment and 50 stalls packing the road, which will be closed to traffic for the first time in the event’s history.

Running from 11am and 5pm, local residents and visitors from across London will once again enjoy a lovely Sunday afternoon family fun-filled event on Ritherdon Road, the parade of independent shops, cafés, restaurants and businesses located between Balham and Tooting Bec.

The free event will feature over 50 food stalls, boutique traders and exhibitors: from Vietnamese Street Food, ice cream, crêpes, halloumi and chilli dogs to jewellery, gourmet deli, luxury pet treats, quirky fashion and handmade toys. Visitors can also spend time in the Sambrook’s craft beer tent, taste a Whirly wine, gorge on a Lamberts’ hog roast or mix it up with the road’s regulars: Quirky Dovetail, Bodean’s, Spectrum, The French Café, Dee Light Bakery, Robbie’s Photographics and Gallery Midnight.

This year the introduction of a full music stage will add a dynamic focus to the day, with The Thumping Tommys, Tony Bowen (The Human Jukebox) and Tony Moore from The Bedford pub sharing the bill with The Balham Ukelele Society and The Haywood Sisters; while displays from professional street dance, salsa and ballet troupes will leave us all wishing we had the legs for it.

There’ll be games and giggles aplenty for the kids too, with laughter evangelists The Ministry of Giggles, a kiddies funfair ride, giant games, and bubbles and balloons courtesy of ‘back by popular demand’ Sassy Steve.

The Ritherdon Road Street Party on Sunday 22nd May is sponsored by Jacksons Estate Agents – raising funds and awareness for Beyond Autism and Wandsworth’s Rainbow School – with additional support from Places for People Leisure, the team behind Balham Leisure Centre and Tooting Bec Lido – who will be giving out free passes to their facilities on the day – and local dog walking and daycare experts Pawesome.

For further information check out the Ritherdon Road Facebook page.

1 Ritherdon Road Street Party Facebook event page accessed online 20 May 2016 https://www.facebook.com/events/225886191135182/

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