Sunday 10th July – another amazing day saw Alma Street and Inkerman Road full of stalls, artworks, children’s entertainment, music…
Nearly 20 singers and bands (all of them from the immediate neighbour-hood) kept the party going in Alma Street, while karaoke held its own just round the corner in Inkerman. Face painting, sand and water play kept the younger children happy while their big brothers and sisters took advantage of Kickz and their parents chilled in Mario’s pop-up cafe, or drank a pint of Camden ale at the IARA bar. Dr. Bike was there branding bikes, Camden promoting recycling, the Sports Centre were there … and lots and lots of local people, selling and buying each other’s goods and services and having a good time.
musician whisky mick takes a break — and Michael Storey plays for us
artist at work
Many, many thanks to all our friends and sponsors. To Michael and Tony from Flaxon Ptootch for hours of detailed planning, Anne for the huge headache of organising the stallholders, Mary, Paul and John for the raffle and tombola – and all the local residents and businesses who donated prizes, Dan for the printing. Sarah for designing the poster despite having a baby in the interim. Debby, Zizzy and Katy for running the bar – contributes towards the cost of the whole thing. Camden Brewery for their generous support of the bar and Pete for being there all day helping. 5th Column for their gift of t-shirts and offering the t-shirt printing activity on the day. Jeremy and the Abbey for their time, hospitality and solid support. Shari Levy and her team for organizing music systems and equipment, Rhada of Stereowriter and her team for stage management. David for compering the top stage, and Rich for the bottom one.
The man with the Van, moving heavy mats for the gymnasts and various equipment. Chesterton’s, Rio’s and Camden Council for financial help – and all the Camden staff and contractors who did such a great job clearing the street beforehand and clearing up at the end. Joe and St. Patrick’s school who lent us stage and seating, BetterSound for their sound equipment. Sgt Ryan and his team for all their help, beforehand and on the day – and all the local people who supported the event in so many different ways, providing power, setting up and clearing away the stalls and stages. And of course Diana for organising a fifth triumphantly successful party.
Finally – a link to the Kentish Towner, who obviously had fun on the day!http://kentishtowner.co.uk/2011/07/11/alma-street-festival-or-what-summer-sundays-are-for/