Thousands of people joined us on June 8th and 9th 2019 for two days of fun at our traditional village Green Days Fête and Craft Fair. This year's Festival was opened by the actor, writer and director Andy Nyman (right), currently starring as Tevye in Trevor Nunn's acclaimed production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre. He is well-known as a collaborator with Derren Brown, appeared as Winston Churchill in Peaky Blinders and is the co-creator of the worldwide cult hit Ghost Stories, currently at the Lyric Hammersmith (till May 18th 2019).
Read his recent interview in The Guardian.
There was the usual fantastic mix of stalls and entertainment - Under-13s 5-a-side football, Children's Corner, Fancy Dress Parade, the Fuller's Beer Tent, Refreshments, Bands and choirs, Bric-A-Brac, Win-A-Meal, High Roller Tombola, Books, Plants, Cakes, Family Cycle Zone, Electric Vehicle Zone and much more. Plus Mass on the Green at 10.30 on Sunday.
At the heart of Green Days is the Bandstand, which is the focus for live music and many events. There is a variety of talented acts who perform throughout the weekend. The full 2019 line-up is here.
We are thrilled to host 20 different exhibitors offering a wide selection of high-quality craftworks to buy or commission. You can see some of the 2019 Craft Fair Stalls here. Watch for updates.
You certainly won’t go hungry or thirsty on Green Days! There will be a beer tent serving Fuller’s beer, Pimm’s, cider and soft drinks; a Sipsmith stall; a Refreshment tent serving lunches, snacks, Fairtrade tea and coffee, delicious cakes, strawberries and cream teas; a Hot Food Court, including the BBQ with Mackens Brothers burgers and hot dogs; a Crucial Food stall; bacon butties, pancakes, salads, sweets and an ice cream van. On Sunday there will be French food stalls too.
Activities include fairground rides, skittles, a coconut shy, beat-the-goalie and a children’s corner. Other stalls sell plants, toys, books, bric-a-brac and more, plus the Sunday Stalls. At the St Michael and All Angels stand, you will find information about the church, the Festival and the charities, as well as Festival merchandise for sale.
As well as all other activities, children can visit the children's corner, take part in, or watch, the under-13 5-a-Side Football tournaments and the Fancy Dress Parade. The full list of children’s events throughout the 2019 Festival is here.
Tickets will be on sale for the Win-a-Meal competition, the High Roller Tombola and the Champagne Lottery. Entries for the Photographic Exhibition and Competition will be on display in St Michael & All Angels Parish Hall throughout the Green Days weekend. The competitions throughout the 2019 Festival are listed here.
We aim to clear up and recycle waste on the Green and help the environment. Since 2005, under the slogan ‘Keep Green Days Green’, the Bedford Park Festival has recycled all waste on the Green Days weekend, earning praise from Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth. The Festival's campaign urges local people to look beyond the Green Days weekend and 'Make every day a Green Day'.
Powerday provides Green Days with a free supply of waste containers and free waste removal. As all waste can be put in the same bin, it makes it easier for everyone to recycle their rubbish and keep the site clean. All waste then goes to Powerday's local waste transfer station where it will be sorted and 100% recycled or used for energy, meaning that no waste will go to landfill.
Thank you to all our 2018 Green Days partners, who are listed below. See also the Partners page, which will be updated for 2019 in due course. Their contributions underwrite the costs of Green Days, such as the marquees and hire of the Green. They also benefit our charities - WaterHarvest, The Upper Room and The Amber Trust - and St Michael & All Angels Church, which receive the income from the Festival after costs.
Bown Design & Build: Book Stall
Chestertons: BBQ (+ London Welsh Rugby Club Choir)
Chiswick Auctions: Valuations + Guess the Value
Fuller's Brewery Beer Tent
John D Wood: Beer tent
Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward: Refreshments Tent
Powerday: Make Every Day A Green Day
Savills: 5-a-Side Football (+ Summer Exhibition, D-Day Concert)
Sipsmith: Spirits Stall
Thorgills: Plant stall (+ Bedford Park Walk and Open Gardens)
Andrew Nunn & Associates: Craft Fair
Ballet4Life: Performance on Bandstand
BlueCity: Electric Vehicle Zone
Crane Press: High Roller Tombola
DoddleBags: Children's Corner and Make Every Day A Green Day
Falcons Pre-Prep School: 5-a-side Football Scaffolding
Home Instead Senior Care: First Aid service
Macken Brothers: BBQ and Bacon Butties
Stagecoach Chiswick: Children's Corner and Performance
The Hogarth Health Club: fitness stall
Wheelers Flowers: Plant Stall
Whitman & Co: Family Cycle Zone
Apex Design & Construction: Scaffolding & Banners
AugmentifyIt!: Children's Corner
Horton & Garton: Artists at Home information
JoJo Maman Bebe: Children’s Corner
Kerr & Co: The Upper Room at the Charities stall
Orchard House School: The skittles
The Post Room: Cakes Stall
Trotters: Fancy Dress Parade
W4G Security Services: Security Service
Wild Swans: Handbags, dresses and accessories stall
Young Veterinary Partnership: Children’s Corner
Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward sponsors the Refreshments Tent
Stagecoach Chiswick is a sponsor of the Children's Corner
The Bedford Park Society will have its annual stall on both Green Days, selling a variety of Bedford Park books and memorabilia providing a great opportunity to find out more about the work of the Society.