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This Free Two-Day Street Festival Is Returning To Camden This Weekend

When I say street, you say festival… Doesn’t have the same ring to it when written on the page, but we can say from experience that it does translate in person. So it’s a good thing that this street festival is returning for a two-day bonanza in Camden this weekend.

On September 2 – 3, north London will play host to Camden Inspire, which made its debut in the city last year, treating attendees to workshops, activities, live theatre, DJs and much more. The festival is taking place in an expanded 20,000 square foot space tucked away in a corner just off Camden High Street.

Camden Inspire hopes to enhance the feel of community within the borough, while helping promote small local businesses, with a pedestrianised space hosting the social activation. Expect 25 traders on hand to provide entertainment and fun for adults and children alike.

One moment you could be taking part in a yoga taster session or joining a life drawing class before heading over to the park and watching some live poetry or learning how to make dolls with a needle and pin.

Any great festival is bound to have a delightful array of food, and Camden Inspire is no different. Expect the likes of Filili Nepalese dumplings, THINK Coffee, Lost Boys Pizza, and many, many more.

The streets surrounding the new gallery will hold a stage for live music and performances, as well as a pedestrianised hub with 15 traders for food, drink, arts and crafts. Expect the likes of Ma Petite Jamaica, Lost Boys Pizza, Think Coffee, and more.

Camden Open Air Gallery will also celerbate their 1st birthday at the event by leading a row of interactive art and play across the festival, letting creatives try out graffiti and street art.

Simon Pitkeathley CEO of Camden Town Unlimited said: “Camden Inspire is an ambitious event celebrating all that makes Camden Town unique. We are once again partnering with Camden Open Air Gallery in taking over Buck Street and Stucley Place for two days of the neighbourhood’s music, food, performance and art – showing the huge potential in activating public space and the future of our high streets.

“This year we are working with Camden’s iconic music venues to showcase our local vibrant and diverse music scene, whilst also involving a wider range of food traders, workshop providers and creative entrepreneurs. We aim to build on the Camden Inspire community every year, inviting more venues, organisations and businesses to help shape the festival and evolve new ways to use public space”

Oh, and the best part? It’s free to attend. Get more info here.