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Second Bermondsey Street Festival brings crowds to Tanner Street Park

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A sunny September Saturday drew the crowds to Tanner Street Park for the second annual Bermondsey Street Festival.

Andrew Logan and Zandra Rhodes
Andrew Logan and Zandra Rhodes cut the ribbon at Saturday's festival
Maypole dancing in Tanner Street Park
Maypole dancing in Tanner Street Park
Delicious Greek pastries from Fotis Olives
Delicious Greek pastries from Fotis Olives
Andrew Logan and Zandra Rhodes perched on a hay ba
Andrew Logan and Zandra Rhodes perched on a hay bale to enjoy the entertainment
Activities for children included a painting worksh
Activities for children included a painting workshop
Second Bermondsey Street Festival brings crowds to Tanner Street Park

The event, organised by the Bermondsey Street Area Partnership, aims to celebrate the creativity of the area.

The festival was opened by leading local creatives Zandra Rhodes and Andrew Logan who cut the ribbon to get the afternoon's entertainment under way.

This year's dog show – held in aid of the Blue Cross – was judged by TV vet Marc Abraham.

Local businesses with stalls included Village East, Post and Poppy Hana.

45 bicycles were fixed at the Dr Bike clinic run by Southwark Cyclists, Cyclinginstructor.com and the London Cycling Campaign.

Local historian Jennie Howells had compiled a local picture quiz and blue badge guides led walks around the area.

As well as the daytime event in Tanner Street Park, this year the festival had an evening programme in the newly-completed Bermondsey Square development with an open-air screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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