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Bermondsey Street Festival 2014

Good weather drew thousands of people to Bermondsey Street Festival on Saturday.

Bermondsey Street Festival 2014
Bermondsey Street on Saturday
Bermondsey Street Festival 2014
Glass artist Peter Layton outside his Bermondsey Street studio
Bermondsey Street Festival 2014
Bermondsey Square
Bermondsey Street Festival 2014
The Watch House
Bermondsey Street Festival 2014
Inside The Watch House which now serves coffee

Stalls and live music stages stretched from the railway at the north end of Bermondsey Street to Bermondsey Square in the south and spread into Black Swan Yard, Whites Grounds and Tanner Street Park.

A special Bermondsey Street Festival focus this year was the craning in of a new local landmark called The Shared in Carmarthen Place.

The sculpture by Austin Emery was unveiled at the close of the festival by Norman Ackroyd RA whose own exhibition at the Eames Fine Art gallery also attracted large numbers.

Earlier in the day, The Watch House, in St Mary Magdalen churchyard, was officially opened as a coffee house.

At St Mary Magdalen church, where Miaomiao Yu of Bach to Baby gave a free recital, and the day ended with choral evensong sung by a visiting choir.

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