The street party hosted by Bankside Open Spaces Trust will be returning this year as a mega community radio get together.
With the prospect of the event being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, radio has come to the rescue, allowing the street party to be enjoyed from the comfort of living rooms, kitchens or gardens, without breaking any social distancing regulations.
With the pandemic placing further emphasis on the power of community, the radio programme will feature interviews from a range of people involved in shaping Bankside life over many years: Cllr Adele Morris, the Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Maureen Lynch and many others.
Nine hours - or possibly more - of radio will broadcast across SE1's Resonance FM and K2K in North London, featuring music, theatre and comedy. There will also be a virtual dog show, cat show and bake off.
The national celebration of community was started in 2017 to remember the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox the previous year. Cox was a champion of diversity; her first speech in parliament included the words 'We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us'.
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