Village Green is a multi-art form and music festival, produced by Metal Culture in the picturesque grounds of a beautiful Victorian park in Chalkwell, Southend on Sea.
13th July 2019
13th July 2019
Chalkwell Park, Chalkwell Avenues
Village Green is a multi-art form and music festival, produced by Metal Culture in the picturesque grounds of a beautiful Victorian park in Chalkwell, Southend on Sea. A variety different stages, green spaces, rose gardens, cricket pitches, pathways and marketplaces offer up a pot-pourri of international music acts, theatre, spoken word, poetry, lindy-hop/ fox trot lessons and displays, outdoor arts, circus and cabaret, vintage acts, musical theatre, visual arts, comedy, improvisation, film, workshops and games all set against the backdrop of the enigmatic estuary. A key to the success of the festival is the calibre of acts and the diversity of performances, which in previous years has included Kate Nash, Nothing But Thieves, Rag N Bone Man, Nitin Sawhney, The Selecter, Beth Orton, Dan le Sac v Scroobius Pip, Passenger, Man Like Me, Eddi Reader, Roland Gift, The Slackers, Wilko Johnson, Shlomo, Sam Duckworth, The Skints, Ballet Black, Molly Nyman, Harry Escott and the Samphire Band, Billy Bragg, James Taylor Quartet, Boy with Tape on his Face, Tom Wrigglesworth, Francesca Martinez, Camera Obscura, Carleen Anderson, Paper Cinema, Forest Fringe, BBC Blast, Hip Hop Shakespeare Company, John Hegley, Phill Jupitus, The Blockheads and many more. But the strength of the annual festival is its family centred ethos - where children and adults can have fun with strictly NO face painting or bouncy castles – every activity is arts-led.
Yes, free tickets for assitants, disabled toilets and a parking passes (limited availability)