Whitecross Street Party

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Whitecross Street Party
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Time Out says

Straddling the border of Clerkenwell and the City of London, Whitecross Street has always been an edgy kind of place. Although nowadays it’s best known for its excellent weekday food market (try the tom yum soup), the street and surrounding area have a history of going against the grain. And this weekend, it’s time to celebrate it at the annual Whitecross Street Party, which is marking its tenth birthday with a two-day bash dedicated to non-conformists. Now that’s our kind of party!

You’ll be able to see more than 40 artists doing their thing in the street, alongside giant sculptures and a bacchanal art parade. Or get stuck into den-building, a craft market, a tea party, free strawberries and cream and sets by Solution Sound System, local musicians, comedians and spoken-word artists. It’s free financially as well as spiritually. There’ll be plenty of village fêtes across the UK this summer, but we doubt any of them will be quite as eccentric as this.

See the full line-up on the Whitecross Street Party’s website.

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