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Third Bermondsey Street Festival is biggest yet - pictures

Bermondsey Street, Tanner Street Park and Bermondsey Square were filled with people on Saturday for the third annual festival.

Zandra Rhodes declared the festival open
Zandra Rhodes declared the festival open
Zandra Rhodes
Zandra Rhodes cuts her pink birthday cake which is held aloft by Andrew Logan
Bermondsey Farmers' Market
A farmers' market will be a regular fixture in Bermondsey Square from 7 November
Third Bermondsey Street Festival is biggest yet - pictures
Fashion show in Bermondsey Street
Local businesses taking part in the fashion show included Pussy Willow and Terra Plana

The festival, which started in 2007 in Tanner Street Park, expanded to Bermondsey Square in 2008. This year, for the first time, Bermondsey Street was closed to traffic between Tanner Street and Abbey Street with stalls all along the way.

The festivities were declared open at 12 noon by Zandra Rhodes who was presented with a giant pink cake in honour of her 69th birthday.

The now-traditional dog show and fashion show were key parts of the day's programme.

This year St Mary Magdalen church hosted a series of musical performances as well as historical tours.

Bermondsey Square hosted a number of food and drink stalls as a prelude to the weekly Bermondsey Farmers' Market which will be held in the square every Saturday from 7 November.

There was also a programme of entertainment and film screenings curated by the Shortwave Cinema.

Further north in Bermondsey Street Delfina is hosting a two-day local art and architecture exhibition including works by Norman Ackroyd RA, Andrew Logan and Zandra Rhodes.

• The festival is organised by the Bermondsey Street Area Partnership


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