10 things you won’t want to miss at In a Field by a Bridge Festival

In a Field by a Bridge is a brand new FREE summer festival coming to Potters Fields Park and St. John’s Churchyard on 22-23 July, featuring a jam packed line-up set to inspire sustainable living and celebrate community action!

From live performances on a pedal powered stage, to workshops, walks and talks with experts, there’s so much to get stuck into over the weekend. 

Check out highlights of what’s in store…

London Vegetable Orchestra performing aboard Uber Boats by Thames Clippers

Saturday and Sunday – 11-4pm – Drop in – FREE

Get ready to witness a symphony like no other as the London Vegetable Orchestra takes the stage, creating extraordinary music using fresh carrots, courgettes and marrows as their instruments. Catch them on a crossing between Westminster and London Bridge City piers, or roaming around In a Field by a Bridge across the weekend. You won’t be disappointed!

Sustainable shopping at The Suitcase Sale

Saturday and Sunday – 11 – 7pm -Drop-in – FREE

Following two successful pop-ups at The Classic Car Boot Sale, Hemingway Design’s Suitcase Sale is coming to In a Field by a Bridge festival, you’ll find up to 50 sustainable second hand sellers, designer makers and upcyclers selling their wares from a suitcases in Potters Fields Park.

Keith Brymer-Jones in Conversation with Wayne Hemingway

Saturday – 1.30 -2.30pm – Drop in – FREE

The Great Pottery Showdown star Keith Brymer Jones and fashion designer/festival producer Wayne Hemingway go back a long way. They’ll enjoy a chat that covers, among other things, the pottery production history of the stunning Potters Fields Park, but will inevitably stray onto their shared history of being in bands, iconic London nightclubs, building creative businesses and doing telly.

Do London Differently workshops with London National Park City

Saturday and Sunday – Various Times – Booking required – FREE

Celebrate the 4th anniversary of London National Park City and take part in one of these workshops and talks at #DoLondonDifferently! London National Park City is a grassroots movement for everyone interested in a greener, healthier and wilder future for our city. Whether you want to get practical with seed planting or fabric patching, learn about insects or fermentation, get creative with nature writing and collaborative art or connect with others in our knowledge sharing and ideas space, we do hope you’ll come visit us at the Festival! 

Feast in a Field

Saturday and Sunday – 11.30AM – 3PM Dishes just £5!

10 passionate cooks mentored by renowned Chefs Simon Boyle and Leon Aarts, alongside local restaurants bring a scaled up version of their signature dish to the masses. Come along to St John\s Churchyard and taste the culinary delights of this epic professional upskilling journey brought to you by local social enterprise, Beyond Food and Brigade Bar+Kitchen.

The Poetry Takeaway

Saturday and Sunday – 12.30-4.30pm – Drop-in – FREE

A diverse group of talented Poet Chefs provide high quality personalised poetry for guests and visitors, written, performed and delivered from their mobile Poetry Emporium in St. John’s Churchyard, The Poetry Takeaway.

Andrew Logan in Conversation with Dame Zandra Rhodes

Sunday, 23 July 2023 – 11:45  12:45Drop in

Andrew Logan belongs to a unique school of English eccentrics. One of Britain’s principal sculptural artists, he challenges convention, mixes media and plays with our artistic values. Find out about his remarkable projects including ‘The Pollinators’ and Alternative Miss World alongside stories as a former resident of Shad Thames and London Bridge, as he chats to icon and London Bridge local, Dame Zandra Rhodes.

Build a city made from clay with the Clayground Collective

Saturday and Sunday – 11am – 5pm -Drop-in
Roll up your sleeves and join Clayground Collective to create this a huge clay city of imagination collectively with friends and strangers. Once the installation is completed we will recycle the clay and it will be distributed to local organisations for reuse. That’s the beauty of clay!

Film screenings at The Scoop and Two Bridges Pub

Saturday and Sunday – Various Times – FREE

Catch award-winning films that will give you food for thought on nature and our relationship to the planet. The stunning Honeyland documents the life of Hatidže Muratova, a Macedonian beekeeper of Turkish descent, who lives in the village of Bekirlija in the municipality of Lozovo, while ‘Can I Live?‘ is a vital new digital performance about the climate catastrophe, sharing Fehinti Balogun’s personal journey into the biggest challenge of our times.

Get Creative with Morley College

Saturday and Sunday – Drop-in slots throughout the day – FREE

Explore your own creativity at one of Morley College’s workshops – get to grips with clay, sculpture, paint and textiles. You’ll also get a chance to take a look at the amazing work produced by Morley College students.

And this is just the tip of the iceberg!
See the full line-up at www.inafieldbyabridge.com

In a Field by a Bridge is produced by HemingwayDesign, in partnership with Team London Bridge and Potters Fields Park Management Trust. 

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