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The Big Picnic Festival

Taking place Sunday 18th June on Potters Fields Park and St John’s Churchyard, this family friendly community festival is not to be missed.

The event is a chance for local residents and Londoners to come together and meet their neighbours over shared picnics. It is held on the same day as the nationwide Big Lunch event and is all about community and fun.

This year there will be a stage hosting local busker acts and performers. There will be lots of stalls with food and drinks and workshops from local social enterprises. We will have face and henna painters and a Punch & Judy stand. Spitafields City Farm will be there with some friendly farm animals for people to meet. There will also be a Pimms stall and Cider tent on the front lawn, for people to sit back in deck chairs, relax and enjoy the beautiful view from the park.

You can find out more on our Big Picnic event page.


Vigil on Potters Fields Park

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will hold a vigil to honour and remember the innocent people killed and injured during the London Bridge terror attack. The vigil will take place at Potters Fields Park, a very short distance from the location of the attack, at 6pm today, Monday 5 June.

The Mayor is inviting all Londoners – and everyone visiting our city – who would like to pay their respects to join together at the park, near City Hall in Southwark, at 6pm, to remember those who have lost their lives, to express sympathy with their families and loved ones and to show the world that we stand united in the face of those who seek to harm and divide us and to stop our way of life.

As well as Londoners and visitors, the Mayor will be joined by senior representatives of the Metropolitan Police, the British Transport Police, London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade as well as civic, faith and community leaders.

Those who cannot make it to Potters Fields Park tomorrow evening are invited to observe a minute’s silence at 6.20pm in solidarity.

Following the London Bridge attack, the British Red Cross has launched a new UK Solidarity Fund to help victims of terror in the UK. Working in partnership with the London Emergency Trust (LET), the new fund will help to alleviate immediate suffering and ensure that victims and their families do not face short-term financial difficulties. The British Red Cross has been running the ‘We Love Manchester Emergency Fund’ appeal since last month’s attack at Manchester Arena, and is now establishing a UK-wide appeal to help people affected by terror attacks across the country.