“Sun is shining. Weather is sweet.
Make you wanna move your dancing feet.” – Bob Marley
Parsons Green Fair: Saturday 6 July
Fulham Good Neighbours started running the Parsons Green Fair in 2017 and continue to organise this annual event for the Fulham community which for 20 years has been held on the first Saturday in July. Sponsored by Marston Properties this year’s Fair takes place on Saturday 6 July 11.30 am - 5.00 pm. The event is a wonderful opportunity to meet neighbours, enjoy performances by local groups and provides a good few hours of entertainment for mini Fulhamites.
This year there is a Chelsea Football Club Challenge, a petting zoo, free donkey rides and fairground attractions. The Fair will have over 100 stall holders selling everything from Indian kaftans and antiques to chocolates and fashion accessories. Stalls are also given to local community groups and charities to showcase the work they do and recruit volunteers. Food offerings include all the usual fairground fare, burgers, hot dogs, pizza and drinks and of course the obligatory ice-cream from Mr Softee. Performances on stage are provided by the St Dionis Music Group, London Youth Conservatoire, Stagecoach Fulham and La Sylvaine School of Dancing.
Celebrate Bastille Day at Pilango: Sunday 14 July
Pilango is a craft cider brand shop, bar and tasting/event space based in a former London taxi workshop, a lovingly refurbished arch under the District Line, on Munster Road. This cider vault is home to one of London’s largest collections of craft cider as well as their own label London offerings: Liberated (made from left over apples from gardens, allotments) and Hopped which we are told is best paired with fish n chips, shellfish and pasta.
Pilango are hosting a Bastille Day event on Sunday 14 July from 3.00 - 5.00 pm to explore the interesting world of French Ciders, the different varieties and methods used in Frances two main Cider producing regions: Normandy and Brittany. Guests will also be able to sample some examples of France’s Rose Cider, made with red fleshed apple fruit and explore the part Cider has to play in the food and culture of France. Tickets cost £15 per person and can be booked on the link below.
Pop up Cinema in Bishops Park: Friday 19 - Sunday 21 July
10 Things I hate about you, Grease and the Greatest Showman will all be screened in Bishops Park this month. Food will be courtesy of Family Cookout, a street food/BBQ company with a a touch of Jamaican influence; no doubt there will be some enticing jerk recipes in the mix. Pop corn will be available and there is a fully stocked bar on site but you can also take your own picnic, food/drinks. Don’t forget the layers and something to sit on, why is grass always damp even when temperatures climb? Alternatively you can opt for a £22 VIP ticket which includes a chair and a drink. Normal adult tickets £13.75 and under 12’s £8.80. Doors open by Fulham FC at 7.15 pm with the film usually starting at 9.15 pm or as soon as the summer sun allows.
Jazz at Fulham Palace: 26/27 July
Head to Fulham Palace for a week-end of live jazz on the Palace lawn - always such a stunning setting, especially in the summer sunshine. Wayne Hernandez and his seven piece band take to the stage on Friday 26 June. Wayne has worked with Tina Turner, Blur, Roberta Flack, Madonna and the Kingdom Choir, who performed at Harry & Meghan’s wedding last year. On Saturday 27 Claire Martin OBE, winner of eight British Jazz Awards, and her quintet will perform the best loved songs from the Great American Songbook. Both evenings run for 2 hours 30 minutes with gates opening at 6.30 pm. Booking recommended.