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Mint Street family day backed by Land Securities

The annual summer Mint Street Park family day will take place on Saturday 12 August, thanks to a £5,000 grant from property developer Land Securities.

This year's event will be a colourful celebration of the hidden talents of SE1. Organised by Bankside Open Spaces Trust and Southwark Playhouse, the free event has been made possible through funding from Land Securities' Capital Commitment Fund.

Five talent zones will host a kaleidoscope of fun activities for all ages and showcase a rich mix of local performances, live music, art, plants, cookery and sport displays presented by local amateurs, professionals and community groups.

BOST, in partnership with Southwark Playhouse, received a 5,000 grant from the Land Securities Capital Commitment Fund to stage a festival in one of Southwark's parks.

Land Securities is building the Bankside123 development on Southwark Street. The company has worked with the Capital Community Foundation to provide grants to local community groups.

"We are committed to regenerating the areas in which we develop and have forged strong links with the Bankside community over the past couple of years," says Mike Hussey, managing director of the London Portfolio at Land Securities. "We are delighted that our grant has contributed to the revitalisation of Mint Street Park, and will hopefully restore it as a central hub of community activity in the area."

BOST community gardener Leah McNally added: "Thanks to Land Securities' generous grant, we will be able to showcase and celebrate local talents in North West Southwark. This fun-filled event will have something for everyone – we hope to see you there! Please get in touch if you would like to help out at the festival."

• See Talent Unearthed Summer Festival for more details of the event.

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