New sustainably focused festival 'In a Field by a Bridge' launches this July
This month sees the launch of ‘In a Field by a Bridge’, a weekend festival. In a community park, beside an international landmark, this is an event to inspire sustainable living and to celebrate community action.
This free festival on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July will showcase the juxtaposition of incredible London landmarks alongside cityscape, nature and one of the world's great rivers. Celebrating everything that Potters Fields Park and the London Bridge neighbourhood have to offer – merging green spaces, evocative history, wonderful architecture, a diverse resident community, thriving businesses, this is one of the most culturally innovative, sustainable and exciting districts in London. 'In a Field by a Bridge' will be the first opportunity to showcase what London Bridge has to offer as a leading environmentally focused business district, highlighting the transition to a carbon neutral economy, low impact living and healthy lifestyles. The impact of this festival on the local community is aimed to create positive social and economic longevity far beyond this launch weekend.
For a number of years, the London Bridge community has been addressing global problems with local commitments. Matching the ambition of Southwark Council and the Mayor of London, local businesses have committed to a first of its kind routemap with the aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2030 and dramatically decreasing the 130,000 tonnes of CO2e they produce annually – an output equivalent to powering 25,295 homes a year. In a Field by a Bridge will highlight different ways we can collectively and individually decarbonise and instil new ideas for low carbon living into our daily routines.
‘In a Field by a Bridge will mark the start of the summer for many of us. Alongside HemingwayDesign, we have curated two days of riverside festivities for the curious, creative and conscientious who also just like to have a really good time! Everything has been planned with sustainability in mind. Come along and discover Feast in a Field – our community cookout, experience making ceramics with Keith Brymer Jones of BBC2’s The Great Pottery Throw Down, and find a pre loved bargain at the massive suitcase sale along the Thames. We hope to see ‘In a Field By a Bridge’ become a regular fixture on London’s cultural calendar for many years to come,’ said Ellie Beedham, director of arts, Team London Bridge
This free festival aims to enable and encourage education and action on greener living through creative programming. It is jam packed with an incredible showcase of live performances, interactive workshops, film screenings, architectural tours, activities for all the family and so much more.
In a Field by a Bridge is innovative in concept, proactive in approach, and one to watch to set the standard for community engagement and like minded festivals for the future. Head to London Bridge on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July to see for yourself what is in store.
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July 2023 11 am to 7 pm.
Potters Fields Park, Tooley St, London, SE1 2QX and St John’s Churchyard, Fair Street, London SE1 2LD
Find out more and see the packed programme of events at www.inafieldbyabridge.com