Streatham Celebrates the Games Saturday 23 July 2011 18 Jul 11:43

Streatham’s High Road will be awash with Carnival sounds and colours on Saturday 23rd July as South Connections Carnival in rainbow costumes, accompanied by Streatham schools and residents in Butterfly costumes parade along it’s pavements in celebration of ONE YEAR TO GO until the Olympic Games.  The Carnival Queen and several sporting characters will be marching along to the sounds of Batuke Samba Band and Ancestral Hand drummers. 


The parade begins at 12 noon from Sunnyhill House on Sunnyhill Road and processes down to Streatham Green where an afternoon of sporting activities including fencing, boxing and judo are taking place until 3.00pm. 


Have a go at giant chess and see if you can win your very own medal in the alternative egg and spoon race!  There’s also music from South London’s finest steel band, Southside Harmonics, stilt walking, street dancing, face painting and balloon modeling, plus information from local organisations, Transition Streatham, Friends of Streatham Green, Streatham Action and the British Home.


Cllr Florence Nosegbe, Cabinet Member for Culture, said: “Excitement about the 2012 Games is really starting to build, and this is a fantastic way to mark the start of the one year to go countdown. It’s going to be a great day and I’m delighted that Lambeth Council is able to support it.”