Connaught Summer Festival 2016
This summer, Connaught Village returns with a better-than-ever summer festival on 22 June from 2pm - 8pm. See the line-up of unmissable entertainment and activities below.
Live Music at the Band Stand
The festival will open at 2pm with a marching brass band
Catch Roo Savill will be singing live at 3pm
Listen to beautiful opera from Alistair Sutherland at 6pm
Around the Village
Have a real flower crown made for you by The Flower Appreciation Society
Have your silhouette portrait cut
Embark on an adventurous treasure hunt with instant prizes
Complimentary face painting
Play some giant games through the garden
Test your swing at crazy golf
Explore a vintage Fire Engine
Feast on complimentary candy floss and popcorn
Take part in the interactive hula hoop classes
See the entries for the Summer Festival Art Competition by pupils from Hyde Park School and Connaught House School at the pop-up gallery on Connaught Street. Expertly judged and kindly sponsored by some of Connaught Village's leading art experts including The Park Gallery, Bourlet Frames, The Rosewood Gallery and Indar Pasricha Fine Arts. Keep an eye out for the next Picasso!
Workshops and Demos
Check out T-shirt printing demos throughout the day at Viola
From 2-6pm, stop by boutique De Roemer for trend talks from the designers
Attend a free Cheese and Wine Pairing masterclass at Buchanans Cheesemongers at 3.30, 4.30 & 5.30pm
Discover how Mud Australia’s finest pottery is made with slipware demos in store throughout the day
Master the art of mixology with a free cocktail mixing masterclass at Japanese restaurant Kurobuta at 3, 4 & 5pm. First come first served, so get there early!
Don’t miss beautiful floristry demos at florists Prewett Miller throughout the day
Learn the craft of embroidery at workshops held throughout the day at luxe fashion boutique The Place
Discover the art of picture frame guilding and carving, with demos taking place throughout the day at Bourlet
Take your watch, learn about waterproofing and check to see if yours is waterproof at jewellers William Mansell
Raise a glass (complimentary of course) to celebrate 30 years of business at second-hand designer boutique The Dresser
Japanese inspired womenswear Kokoro, shoe designer Lucy Choi and luxe bridal designer Eliza Jane Howell will also have fashion stands around the village
Meet jewellery designer Tobia Cassandro at Kokoro, who for one day only, will be offering a bespoke engraving and personalisation service on Cassandro bracelets. Also, the incredible Irezumi Painted Leather artist, Gina Mcquen will be showcasing her painted leather work and offering a bespoke service too
Strike a pose in the photo booth
For Something to Eat
From 3pm, enjoy complimentary chocolate hazelnut brownies and lemon poppyseed cakes on Connaught Street
Check out Italian Stuzzico’s street food stand serving fried calamari and prawns
Japanese Kurobuta will be hosting an outdoor Japanese barbecue with tasty cocktails served on the side
Enjoy Cocomaya Bakery’s famous cakes alfresco style in front of their bakery
Cheesemongers Buchanans will be serving up the perfect snack at their street food stand – cheese on toast!
Keep cool with a complimentary ice cream from the Ice Cream Cab
Stop by the Cawston Press lawn for a complimentary natural juice
Enjoy sweet and savoury crepes from pop-up Le Crepe Des Delices
Hyde Park Veterinary Centre’s Dog Show
Everyone’s favourite – The Hyde Park Vet’s Dog Show returns to the Summer Festival, held from 4-6pm. Classes include The Best Puppy, The Dog with the Best Trick and the classic The Dog with the Best Fancy Dress. Pick up a form from the Hyde Park Vet Centre and submit by Mon 20 June. £5 per entry, with all proceeds going to ‘Support Dogs’. The first 50 entry forms submitted are guaranteed a goody bag.
You can also enter ‘The Best Dressed Dog’ class via Instagram for the chance to win £100 to spend at Hyde Park Vet Centre. To enter post a photo of your dog looking their best on Instagram tagging @ConnaughtVillage #SummerFestival & #InstaBestDressedDog by 4pm on Wed 22 June. The winner will be announced on the Band Stand at 6pm on the day.
Pick up a full programme of events at info points on the day.
Find out how to get to Connaught Village here.
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The Connaught Village Festival is proud to be supporting Cosmic (Children of St Mary's Intensive Care) which supports the children's intensive care unit at St Mary's Hospital, London.