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Thousands attend Chatsworth Road Festival


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Thousands of people have attended the second annual Chatsworth Road Festival, celebrating the area’s diverse community.

The one day event in the heart of East London started with a football match to raise money for the local Homerton Hospital and featured live bands, acrobatics, sumo wrestling, a dog show as well as street food stall and bars provided by Frockney Rebel and Beavertown Brewery.

Organisers say this year superseded expectations, with more guests than before and more businesses, community groups and residents involved than the previous year.

One of the organisers, Allan Parker, said:

“I was born and bred in Hackney and this festival very much represents everything I love about this community. The different generations and cultures, all coming together to create something positive, it makes me very proud to be from this area. I’m taken aback at how many people have turned up this year, the street is heaving. Just like it was in the 80’s when the festival first started.”


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Photo credit: Rhi Ellis, www.rhi-ellis.com

About the Festival

The Festival was 10am – 9pm on Saturday 6 September

The Festival is supported by Chatsworth Supermarket, Beavertown Brewery, Frockney Rebel, The Elderfield pub, Iceman Printers, Vernedi, L’Epecirie and The Dentist.


About Chatsworth Road

Chatsworth Road runs between Homerton and Lower Clapton in the east of the London Borough of Hackney. It is situated a short walk from Millfields Park, the River Lea and Hackney Marshes. Bucking the national trend, the high street is made up, primarily of independent shops and businesses and several new businesses have reopened in the last few years. The Sunday street market was reintroduced in 2011.


Chatsworth Road Traders’ & Residents’ Association CIC (CRTRA CIC) is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. It aims to offer a voice to local traders and residents and is committed to promoting Chatsworth Road as a vibrant high street; as a safe and enjoyable public space and as the community hub for a large and highly diverse residential area.

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