Friday, 26 August 2011

Floral fun this weekend!

Fancy doing something different this bank holiday weekend, why not pop down to the Southbank and join the Floral bike parade.

The floral bicycle parade is part of Southbank Centre’s Weekend 51 (26th-28th August), a weekend looking back at the 1951 Festival of Britain. Sunday’s events are in partnership with the Mayor’s Story of London festival, which has been curated by the Museum of London, and pay homage to community involvement in 1951 when many outer London boroughs took part with a wide variety of celebratory events. Local museums in five of the original participating boroughs – Dagenham, Brent, Haringey, Redbridge and Wandsworth – are hosting displays in their boroughs and recreating some of the activities that took place.
Cyclists are invited to recreate the floral bicycle parade of the Festival of Britain by decorating their bikes, helmets and clothes for a grand parade around Southbank Centre.

 The original parade took place in Haringey, and so Haringey cyclists will be leading the parade on the 28th.  Decorating stations will be open on site from 2pm for any last minute touches, and the parade begins at 4pm at Southbank Centre Square Doors.

The perfect accessories have to be the Yakkay Flower helmet and a lovley floral Kitsch Kitchen Pannier.

1 comment:

tog_girl said...

loving the floral style :)