The Shrubland Road Food Festival Street Party was held on Sunday 23rd July. Last year’s wildly successful, first-ever Shrubland Road Street Party was a difficult act to follow, but all agreed this was the best yet.
The party was opened by the Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, who presented prizes for winners of last year’s Big Shrubland Selfie competition and the new award for Gardener of the Year (2016 and 2017). The Mayor was accompanied by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Anntoinette Bramble, and local ward Councillors M Can Ozsen (London Fields) and Ann Munn (Haggerston).
Aside from the ever popular Bouncy Castle, there were children’s games, face painting, barbecues, free back massage, a cake competition, prize raffle, tug-of-war and the amazing Shrubland’s Got Talent talent show. The Food Festival reflected the rich and delicious cultural diversity of Shrubland Road, with Iranian, Arab, Indonesian, Turkish, African, English, Gujarati and Spanish dishes prepared and served on Maz’s magical community cooking table.
A big Thank You to all those who helped organise the event and those who helped on the day.