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The Gayton Residents Festival

Saturday 5th September 2015

from 12 noon to 5pm


2015 Gayton Residents Festival

Saturday 5th September 12-5pm

This is great fun event - please be sure to invite all your friends for an afternoon of fun!

We will have all the best entertainment, kids rides, stalls hosted by local residents & associations, and do not miss: 

The Great Gayton Road Bake Off

Entrants are asked to bake 6 cupcakes and they can enter several categories:
- Best tasting
- Best decoration
- Best overall

Entries to be submitted by mid-day and will be judged by last year's winner who is flying in specially from the US for the event!

This annual street party run by residents of Gayton Road and Gayton Crescent, now in its 37th year, is a fun afternoon out for all.  

As usual the focus is on celebrating the community we live in - in all its diversity and creativity.  In this Olympic and Paralympic year there will be a special effort to include sports and games for young and old. 

Attractions this year include:
- John Biddall's children's fairground rides (including the ever popular tea cups ride) 
- live music from Jon Fordham and from local band The NEWDs (parents from New End School headed up by Neal Whitmore the former Sigue Sigue Sputnik frontman).  As well as prog-rock trip hoppers Hats off Gentlemen It's Adequate.
- local children's entertainer Charlie The Clown.
- second hand book stall, bric a brac, tombola, ice-cream stall and chocolate fountain.
- BBQ provided by Hampstead's top butchers Meat Naturally.

The fun starts at midday and goes on till 5pm in Gayton Road, Hampstead; all are welcome and entry is free.

Our Annual Street Party!

The Gayton Festival has been held annually for 35 years and has become a focal point within The Borough attracting local artists, performers, volunteers, charities and of course visitors from all over Camden each year. Admission is free and the event is open to everybody.


The primary aim of this small-scale street party is to reflect and celebrate the diversity that exists within the local population while demonstrating what we all have in common.  As such the entertainment programme is aimed at the joy residents and visitors of all ages can find in live music, art, street entertainment, homemade delicacies handed down through people’s families, and a wide range of street games for all ages.


For those who just want to shop, local residents donate books, bric-a-brac, plants, toys and games to stalls run by the Association that aim cheaply to recycle unwanted goods and help cover costs. The Gayton Resident’s Association runs a membership stall on the day and this has proved to be our peak time for recruiting new neighbours into our community group. The festival also provides opportunities for local charities, voluntary organisations, the Safer Neighbourhoods Team, the Fire Brigade and a few, carefully selected local businesses to show their commitment to the community by taking a stall and joining in the fun.

Taking Part

We always need helpers on the day itself, so please contact your nearby GRA members if you'd like to take part in the day's events, be it holding a stall, hanging bunting, or helping clear up the mess afterwards!

Photos of previous festivals

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Photos of our 2012 festival!

This year's festival was a truly perfect day, particularly for the kids who ruled the street from morning till dusk including a most spectacular water balloon & splash fest. 

We had plenty of stalls: bric-a-brac, books, toys, a barbeque, drinks, and then entertainment in the form of games, a clown, several bands & fair-ground rides.

The entire event concluded with a neighbourly open-air meal - a great opportunity to meet everybody.

All in all, everybody agreed our 2012 festival had been a major success!

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