Thursday 18 November 2004 8.44am
Frost Fair 2004
Friday 17th December 12pm—10pm Riverwalk, Bankside
Come and join in with the winter festivities, with music, food, activities and fun. Also featuring a spectacular 30 metre Ice Slide in front of Tate Modern
which will be open until Sunday 9th January!
The Frost Fair festival is returning to Southwark's Bankside this December following its successful revival last year by Southwark council's Tourism Unit. This year it promises to be even bigger and better with more craft stalls, music and street theatre.
The Frost Fair originates from the freeze of 1564 when the people of London took to the ice for a carnival on the water. They had coach races, puppet plays, cooking and tippling. This became an annual event and the last Frost Fair was held in 1814, almost 200 years ago, until last year, when Bankside yet again became the site of the Frost Fair Carnival.
This year's free event will last from 12pm to 10pm and will provide entertainment for the whole family. The riverwalk will be filled with a festive and frosty.
Festivities will include local and professional bands and choirs singing your favourite festive tunes, ice sculptures, street theatre to entertain all; mulled wine and food and stalls to buy last minute stocking fillers. Children's activities will include carol singing, workshops and side shows. The music will continue into the evening with entertainment and a frozen ice bar.
More info: http://www.visitsouthwark.com/frost-fair-2004-325