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Telegraph Hill Festival 2013

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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
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When you live in a big city, the sense of community you get in small towns and villages just isn't there. You don't get a 'good morning' on the way to work; instead, the lucky ones get ignored, and the unlucky have to deal with loudmouthed commuters.

That's why every now and then, we need events such as
id="ccblink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Telegraph Hill Festival to get everyone in the community spirit. South London's nineteenth festival is an opportunity for everyone to participate and get involved in the more than hundred-and-thirty fun packed events taking place between 8th - 24th March. Highlights include a production of Oh, What a Lovely War, creating animals for the Ark in the Park, and the chance to enter a cake competition.

Most of the events are free, but you can buy for the paid activities by calling 020 7639 0214 . You can also book online from the 1st March.

Visit the Open Studios during the festival, and you will be able to see a number of unique exhibitions, such as The Last Stop, an installation viewing on an old London Routemaster bus, and Moira Tighe's animal head made out of wire and tissue paper.

Share the fresh air with your pooch on the 9th March, and make sure you are never separated; volunteers from Battersea Dogs Home will be offering a free chip & tag service, and hosting a best dressed dog competition.

If you don't have a dog, you can always build one out of recycled materials; the park is building an ark, and needs your to fill it up. And if that is not cool enough, you hip sort of people can bring your skateboard and compete in competitions. Alternatively bring your bike and pedal for your heavy metal; the music stage will be powered by your pedalling. The faster you go, the louder the music.

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Children will have fun with forty-four events on offer, such as the Chinese Club, The Nature Bug, storytelling, ballet classes, and The Scout Club.

Foodies are in for a treat at The World on a Plate: International Food Festival, while Grow Wild will be giving gardening and cooking tours. You can also participate in a cake baking competition for 1 entry or 50p for children.

You can't have a festival without music, and Telegraph Hill have more musicians than you can shake a stick at. There will be Jazz nights, choir performances, and a Balearic Bunga Bunga Hat Party. Dress outrageously and you could win a prize.
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Why? Fun for families
When: 8th - 24th March
Phone: 020 7639 0214
Where: Telegraph Hill Centre
Cost: Free, plus some paid for activities
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