Sunday marked the climax of the 20th annual Dulwich Festival. I had missed out on many of the wide range of cultural activities on during the 10 days, but made the effort to check out the Dulwich Park Fair on the final day. After some questionable weather in recent weeks, fortunately the sun came out and shone on the park as people came from far and wide to soak up the festival atmosphere. Literally thousands of people were drawn to the park – a mix of adults and child of all ages. There was certainly plenty to keep you occupied – and fed and watered – whatever your taste. Amongst the attractions included Maypole dancing, donkey rides, a climbing wall, magician, Punch ‘n’ Judy shows and live music from singers and bands. There was also a pop-up branch of Vauxhall City Farm with bunnies, chickens and lambs for youngsters to meet. A fire engine from West Norwood Fire Station also made an appearance, which was good to see at a time when Boris Johnson is planning to close down so many of our stations.
- The Dulwich Festival takes place in East and West Dulwich, as well as Dulwich Village (SE21, SE22) every May. For more information visit the Dulwich Festival website.
For listings of what else is on in London in May, read Guide to what’s on in London in May 2013
Or to read about Brian Green’s history walk during last year’s festival, check out A walk in olde Dulwich