Sunday, June 17, 2012

Telegraph Hill & New Cross Summer Solstice Parade

Coming up on Wednesday, it's the second annual Summer Solstice parade to Telegraph Hill Park (report on last year's here):

'20 June is a significant day. It's the Summer Solstice, it's the first day of the Rio+20 summit and it's the Festival of Transition. We'll be celebrating all this in Telegraph Hill and New Cross with a solstice parade and open mic night. As the area used to be called Plow... Garlick Hill, and was covered in gardens, the parade is led by Garlick Man from the top of the Hill. This year, he will be joined by Garlick Woman from the bottom of the Hill.

Come and join us in costume that is green, or has the spirit of plants or animals. Meet at the Telegraph pub Dennets pub from 5.30 (or at New Cross Learning)  Parade sets off from Telegraph at 6pm, around the parks. Picnic in the Top Park weather permitting.A special meal deal is available in the Telegraph if you prefer to eat there.

8.15pm Special open mic night in the Telegraph. Music, poetry, performance on the theme of living differently, living for people and planet. (This open mic event is usually pretty busy so if you want to perform, tell Kev in advance on and get there on time if you want a ringside seat.)'

Last year's Garlick Man in Telegraph Hill Park, photo by Bridget McKenzie (more here)

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