Wapping Summer Fete 13th July Wapping Gardens – but what happened to the Shindig bit?

This year the Wapping Shindig Summer Fete will be held in Wapping Gardens E1W 2PA between 12 and 6pm on Saturday 13th July. This very popular annual event has moved from Wapping Green to the more spacious location of Wapping Gardens just over the road within even easier distance of the Turks Head Cafe.

Thames River Police Museum open

A wide variety of activities and stage shows will be going on and of course this is a very rare chance to visit the ever popular Thames River Police Museum in Wapping High Street which will be open between 11am and 5pm.  This is extremely popular and so people come from all over London to have a peek inside, so turn up early to avoid disappointment.

Retired officer and museum curator Rob Jeffries guides visitors at the Thames Marine Police Museum in Wapping

Wapping History Walk

Friend of LW Ray Newton of the History of Wapping Trust will once again be sharing his encyclopaedic knowledge of Wapping with one of his famous walks starting at 11am from the Turks Head Cafe heading towards Hermitage Basin.

Ray Newton in action!

Hussey’s BBQ will be there (cheeseburger and everything on it please!) as well as craft stalls, kids activities, dancing, singing, a free yoga class from 2-3pm and DW Fitness First will be providing free fitness & health checks and giving away free gym passes and personal training sessions.

Hussey’s BBQ! Oh yes!

Stage entertainment

On the stage Pollyanna’s will be treating us all to a Musical Theatre Spectacular, Ruggieri Dance Academy Juniors will be doing a dance show, there will be a Zumba class, Clerkenwell School of Ballet and Evans the singer as well as Paul & Jo.

Dancing at the Wapping Shindig
Dancing at the Wapping Shindig on Wapping Green

Thanks Amanda!

As ever huge thanks to Amanda Day from the Turks Head Company who is one of many people who do all the hard work so we can all enjoy ourselves!

It is unclear as to why the unique ‘Wapping Shindig’ name has been dropped this year in favour of the ‘Wapping Summer Fete’ but it seems the level of fun will be just the same!

Do come along and enjoy the best that Wapping has to offer.

If you want to volunteer please ring 0207 480 5635 or email turksheadcharity@gmail.com

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