Harvest It Festival
Fantastic festival in Myatt's Fields Park, SE5
(Photos/words © urban75, 23rd September 2007)
This was a lovely little free community festival with collective embroidery and stitching, craft making activities and even a maze.
Here's the bill of fare as seen on the official website:
Harvest it! will transform the Park into a bountiful village of delights with collective artworks and spectacular performances with the participation of hundreds of local people. Join us to celebrate harvest in the heart of the city!
A major participatory programme, involving artists working with city farms, allotment organisations, schools, choirs and other local groups will explore the theme of harvest, weaving together multiple cultures and revealing new expressions.
On the day there will be a giant sculptural figure adorned with produce grown in the park, a massive maze, live music, tango and Latin American dance, circus and carnival, collective embroidery and stitching, and much more. Audiences can savour food and flavours, take part in craft making activities and take home harvest keepsakes.