7 Bridges Festival this weekend

One of our guides, Anthea Masey, is also treasurer of the Loughborough Junction Action Group, which is an independent action group that aims to improve the quality of life around Loughborough Junction.

Their 7 Bridges project is an arts-led regeneration scheme to improve the appearance and lighting of the seven bridges in the Loughborough Junction area.

It’s being launched this weekend with the 7 Bridges Festival. Events include stand-up comedy, a history walk, dance, poetry, performance, art and craft, and music, including a premiere of the new Basement Jaxx track on Sunday evening.

Look out in particular for the Warrior Literary Festival on Saturday at 8pm in The Warrior – a disused pub at 242 Coldharbour Lane (on corner with Belinda Road), SW9 8SE.

The star line up includes:

  • Stella Duffy, Loughborough Junction’s very own bard
  • Adam Mars Jones, critic and novelist
  • award-winning Evie Wyld
  • Brian Chikwava, author of Harare North, aka Brixton
  • Jeremy Page, whose novel Salt is set on the salt marshes of Norfolk
  • Clare Peake, whose memoire of growing up as the daughter of Gormanghast novelist Mervyn Peake is out this week
  • Alex Wheatle, the bard of Brixton.

They will be talking about ‘sense of place’, and there will be a Q and A. The Sun and Doves will provide a pop-up bar, and there will also be some great music.

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