The eighth Sydenham Arts Summer Festival packs a punch with poetry, drama, music, comedy, film and visual arts.

Hot on the heels of the Spring Festival of Music we’re back with our eighth Summer Festival. This year we have a brilliant 10 day programme, and over 50% of our events are FREE in our continued effort to be accessible to all.

Our Poetry Town events, part of our campaign to make Sydenham known as the UK’s first Poetry Town will celebrate Sydenham’s own poets as well as bringing renowned poets Kei Miller and Mona Arshi for a wonderful poetry double bill. We have an open-air screening of Some Like It Hot, preceded by a live jazz picnic. Musical highlights include Romeo and Michele Stodart of Mercury nominated The Magic Numbers performing alongside singing sensation Ren Harvieu. We are also thrilled to present the details of the 2016 Artist Trail. We hope you join us at some of the events.

Helen Goward
Festival Director