Lakeside Festival

Emergency Exit Arts & Continental Drifts

Sat 6 July 12noon-7pm   FREE

Southmere Park

Click here for the full festival programme, this will guide through the day!

Join us for lots of festival family fun around Southmere lake. Great line up of live music on our Global Local Stage, dance your socks off on our dance stage, chill with good food, get the kids into sports, arts and nature activities, and shop for something special at the arts and crafts market. Everyone welcome! And don’t forget to explore the Lakeside Centre…

  1. Lakeside Centre   FREE

Open again to all. 12-7pm

Bow Arts will unveil the new and iconic Lakeside Centre - 40 new affordable workspaces, YMCA Early Years nursery, and a café and enterprise kitchen in partnership with Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency. Meet artists/makers in their new spaces, the project ‘tank room’, and breath-taking rooftop terrace views!


More on the artists and craftspeople: The Lakeside Festival is produced by Emergency Exit Arts who are nationally renowned for their work in festivals and events, and for nurturing local talent of all ages and backgrounds. You can explore their work here   Emergency Exit Arts

Bow Arts are nationally renowned for their expertise in supporting artists and in providing studio space for artists. You can explore their work here   Bow Arts 

Getting there: Bus numbers 180 or B11 from Abbey Wood Station to Limestone Walk and then a short walk to Southmere, Southmere Square, and the Lakeside Centre.   Please think about walking to the event, cycle, or take a local bus because parking is limited in the surrounding streets, and we do not advise you to drive to the area. There is ample space to keep your bicycles near to you whilst at the events. Walk from Abbey Wood Station to Southmere Lake area is approx. 15 minutes.

Access information: Lakeside Festival and Lakeside Centre are on the banks of Southmere Lake which is spectacular setting. The ground is mostly flat and paved or tarmac.