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The hugely popular Northcote Road Summer Fete is hitting Battersea’s famous shopping street once again on Sunday 10th July, providing a fun packed day for all the family and showcasing Northcote Road’s impressive and diverse selection of businesses.
“Whilst the weather might be doing its best to persuade us otherwise, the summer really is here,” said Jonathan Dyson from Hamptons International, “Wimbledon has almost started so this can only mean one thing – the Northcote Road fete!”
Jonathan, along with Matt Shearing of All Good Gifts, have reprised their roles as co-chair of the Northcote Business Network and have both put a huge amount of time and energy into ensuring this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever.
“It’s bigger and better than ever,” confirmed Jonathan, ”with games like Total Wipeout, Bungie Run and Giant Chess complemented by a Disco Dome and a bigger stage with more entertainment from dance performances, local bands and signers from The Song Writing Academy.”
The road will be closed to traffic for the day to allow local residents and visitors to pack the street from 11am – 6pm and enjoy the fantastic attractions. There will be an outdoor big screen showing all the action from the Wimbledon Men’s Tennis Final, as well as a superb main stage line-up featuring dance and production performances from local schools, clubs and groups plus wonderfully talented local singer-songwriters filling the air with fantastic tunes to keep the fun and friendly mood going.
Over 100 stalls will line the street selling an amazing range of food & drink, clothing, jewellery, toys, homewares, accessories and antiques. The 2016 Summer Fete also features exciting new children’s attractions and interactive games including a bungie run, total wipeout, giant chess, disco dome and much much more!
What makes the Summer Fete even more special is the commitment from local businesses to help make the event happen and showcase their superb offer. The street is a haven of diversity, with specialist shops and boutiques, complemented by market stalls. Shoppers can find everything they need, from fishmongers and butchers to aromatherapy shops and bakers.
Not only is the event is led by Northcote Business Network but support also comes from the Clapham Junction Town Centre Partnership, Wandsworth Council and main event sponsors Estbury Basements.
“Estbury Basements are delighted to be the main sponsors at this years Northcote Road Summer Fete,” said Richard Peel from Estbury, “and we’ll will be joining in on the fun, bringing along a sand pit, mini digger, stilt walkers and much more. So pop down and see us on the day.”
But Estbury aren’t the only local business to have dug deep to ensure that the fete is a success. Portico are also an enthusiastic supporter and their clearly delighted marketing director Fiona Patterson added “The Northcote Road fair is always such a memorable day , so we’re extremely happy to once again be sponsoring the local event. We’ll have our Portico stand right outside our office, and we’ll be giving out our Portico tote bags, lots of sweets, and we’ll be playing some great games too! Make sure to come and say hello!”
This year, funds raised from the event will go to Wandsworth Oasis – a charity raising money for local people in the borough of Wandsworth living with HIV. Fundraising activities include a silent auction for some fantastic sports memorabilia.
There is no better place to be, so put the date in your diaries and come along to the Northcote Road Summer Fete on Sunday 10th July 2016, 11am-6pm. For more information, visit www.northcoteroad.london or follow us on Twitter @NorthcoteSw11
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