Grosvernor Bermondsey Summer Fete 2017

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Grosvenor Summer Fete 2017

Bermondsey Summer Fete 2017

Bermondsey Summer Fete 2017 returns for its third edition of this popular event and it has established as a very popular event in the calendar for local residents in and around Bermondsey.

The free event is taking place at Compass School Southwark (Drummond Road, former Southwark and Lewisham college site) and is organised by Grosvenor who owns the old Biscuit Factory and the college site. The area will be develop in coming years to create new homes and business opportunities.

Back to the Summer Fete, a fun day in which there will be family activities, live music, food and drinks stalls plus get to know the fantastic work of many local charities present on the day and enjoy vintage fair attractions.

The Summer Fete last year at the Biscuit Factory

The Summer Fete at the Biscuit Factory in 2015

Ferris Wheel (only for illustration)

Ferris Wheel (only for illustration)

Fun in the old fashion way

In previous edition, the fair attracted over 1,000 visitors and many came to have fun with a bit of heritage thanks to the vintage attractions available on the day. Ferris Wheel and Helter Skelter have been highlights in previous years but you won’t be short of choices in 2017 with the following to choose from:

  • Test of strength
  • Swing boats
  • Victorian Arcade Games
  • Hook a Duck Game
  • Traditional carousel
  • plus icecream, pop corn and candy floss to go with all the above


Bells and Sons Stall in the Summer Fete

Food and drink

The perfect day out needs to be complemented with nice food and drinks and it won’t be less during the Bermondsey Summer Fete

There will a few stalls by local businesses selling drinks and food including delicatessen products and a BBQ run by Bells and Sons from the Blue Anchor Market, tasty jerk chicken by Dookie’s Grill who has been delighted tenants at the Biscuit Factory street food market and the newly arrival to Bermondsey, Shortwave Café, with their own bar on site!



The Peek Freans Museum

The Peek Frean Museum at the Biscuit Factory

Unknown to many, the Peek Frean Museum was once based in the Pump House in Rotherhithe until they had to relocate due to financial restraints.

Most of its content was relocated within the Biscuit Factory which seemed as the perfect home for it and it’s maintained with the effort of a few volunteers who has family and work links with the old biscuit factory.

The Summer Fete is an opportunity to learn more about it. There might be tours of the Biscuit Factory museum at intervals throughout the day from Gary Magold. Register your interest on the day.

  Read more about The Peek Freans history


Taking to the stage will be an eclectic line-up of locally based artists and performers who have generously given their time to support the event and showcase their talent.

Schedule of events

  • 12.40-13.00 Reel on the Health (four piece folk band)
  • 13:15-13.45 Carragher Academy (Irish dancing troupe)
  • 14:05-14:45 Bethan Fflint and Tom Erasmus (folk duet)
  • 15.00-15.30 Yaz Star (rap, hip hop, pop artist)
  • 15.50-16.30 Sonya Titus (singer songwriter of alternative new-style feel good pop)
  • 16.40-17.10 Bastru (Bermondsey based rock band)
  • 17.20-18.00 Daisy Chute (folk/Americana artist just back from a European tour who has released 3 platinum-selling albums with Universal Records)


The Bermonsey Summer Fete is, above all, the perfect excuse to socialise with your neighbours. Whether you live in Bermondsey, Rotherhithe or beyond, everyone is welcome and all the events area free. Grosvenor representatives will be on site talking about their Belong In Bermondsey project so why not ask how to get involved.

All proceeds from entertainment and activities, priced at 50p or £1, will go to Bede House Association. The Southwark charity supports the needs of those in the local community by running four key services: learning disabilities, youth work, domestic violence project and community engagement.

Crafts for all the family with Big Local Works

Kids will be having a great time with Emily creating bags or making flowers and bracelets crafts with the help of Vicky. May and Mo will get parents and the young ones busy with knitting.

The fun continues with Monica and her traditional home made cakes plus the chance for a tea or coffee and Sharon will sharing her tips about homemade jewellery.

The Big Local will be having their înformation stall with all the upcoming workshops and activities

Getting there

Grosvernor Bermondsey Summer Fete 2017 Collage

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Drummond Road junction with Clement Road. Click here for directions

Buses: 47, 188, 381, C10, P12 stops nearby

Bermondsey tube station within 10 minutes walk

Free parking on Sunday (though we always recommend public transport)


Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (‘Grosvenor’) continues its community investment programme with its signature Summer Fete taking place on 3 September 2017 at Compass School Southwark, Drummond Road.

This celebration underlines Grosvenor’s commitment to deepening its relationship with the community and developing local partnerships. It also provides locals the opportunity to discuss with Grosvenor the needs of the community.

Grosvenor purchased the former Peek Frean Biscuit Factory and Lewisham and Southwark College sites in 2013. Since then, Grosvenor has been developing strong relationships with the local community and active partnerships.

In June 2017, Grosvenor published and sought feedback on its draft masterplan for Bermondsey, one of the capital’s largest build-to-rent developments. Grosvenor continues to test its latest proposals after two years of local interaction and discussion.

The £500 million investment plan, in the heart of Bermondsey, would host around 1,500 new rental homes. Development plans would also create conditions for over 1300 new jobs, opportunities for new and existing businesses, and an annual boost to local spending of over £30 million.


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