Poplar Festival and Chrisp Street Market Events

Date: 2001 - 2013

Client: Poplar HARCA

Location: Poplar, East London

Joule has worked with Poplar HARCA for over 10 years to put on many events in their local market square and park for the local community, beginning in 2001 to mark the 50 years of the Festival of Britain. Ten years later in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of The Festival of Britain and the community of Poplar, Joule was asked to produce, manage and programme a vibrant festival in Bartlett Park.

Starting off this fantastic day out was a colourful community parade from Chrisp Street Market to the park led by The London School of Samba and Dhol Academy. Thousands of people came to listen to the jam-packed programme of free music including The Boxettes, Brassroots, Poetic Pilgrimage, Top Cats and Fat 45. The vintage area included Lady Luck Club DJ’s spinning the tunes, dance workshops by The London School of Swing, Rock-a-Hula!, 50’s museum and tombola, and glamorous fifties makeovers. The afternoon was packed out with other gems such as Musical Bingo, a community tent, arts and crafts, stalls, games, massage, a climbing wall, a football tournament and Mannings Traditional Funfair

Annually Joule has delivered the Chrisp Street Market Christmas Lights event bringing fantastic winter street arts to the market interspersed with local school performances, husky dogs and reindeer. Other highlights have included Joule building a fully kitted out Santa’s grotto for December.

Summer highlights for the market have seen the community witnessing international artistic performances that have been programmed by us in partnership with Poplar Harca.

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