Walworth and the Aylesbury estate are places with a rich and diverse history and community. In recognition of this, in 2019 a group of locals got together to create the Kaleidoscope Festival to promote and celebrate these rich and diverse communities. The group has grown in number and has developed the idea of the festival working in partnership with Notting Hill Genesis, the funders of the festival, in partnership with InSpire & St Peter’s Walworth.
A huge amount of numbers in the hundreds attended the Kaleidoscope Festival on Saturday 11th September – many of whom were residents from the Aylesbury Estate.
Within these numbers included the mayor and deputy mayor of Southwark, as well as local councillors Jack Buck and Martin Seaton.
Neil Coyle, MP for Old Southwark and Bermondsey also came along to join the fun.
As part of the Southwark Stands Together strategy to promote equality and diversity in Southwark. It was a perfect chance for locals and non locals to come together, celebrate and experience Aylesbury’s diverse community.
Activities included –
- Community stalls with Bric-A-Brac and a tombola.
- African music, dance, and acrobats. Live on a stage.
- Free activities for the kids.
- Foods of the Caribbean and Africa.
- Performance from 2 Inspire, and the Elephant and Castle Community Hub.
- Face Painting.
- Arts workshops and talks about the local heritage.
- DJ-World Music.
- Model Railway.