SE1 residents will be given the chance to spend a lovely day out at the beach this Saturday, without leaving the Borough.
Mint Street Park (at the corner of Marshalsea Road and Southwark Bridge Road) will be transformed into a beach playground on 3 August, as Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST) and Southwark Playhouse host Southwark by the Sea.
"The theme for the event was inspired by the Victorian and early 20th century taste for day-tripping on a paddle steamer to Southend-on-Sea" said Elly Kearney, the projects coordinator at BOST.
"We want people to enjoy the parks in Southwark, to see them as wonderful places to relax, enjoy a bit of nature and meet their neighbours. What better way to do that than through events such as this."
BOST is a small charity that helps local communities improve, enjoy and restore the environment in north-west Southwark. It supports local people with gardening clubs, capital improvements to parks and park events. Southwark Playhouse, the well-establishing studio theatre in Southwark Bridge Road, has the dual aim of presenting the highest quality theatre productions and providing a year round education and outreach programme for its local community.
The two organisations have planned a full day of fun, with: