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Président Bastille Festival
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free Président® Bastille Festival

From 14/07/2012 at 10:00 to 13/07/2012 at 23:00

For the 5th year, London’s largest free Bastille Day festival will celebrate France’s national day with an extravaganza of all things French on Saturday 14th July in London’s historic Bankside.

Celebrating French food and culture, the festival will host a feast of culinary delights from food and drink sampling, French artisan food stalls and Président® cheese giveaways. A fun filled programme of activities including a traditional 14th July Waiters’ Race, Pétanque, table football, a hat making workshop, story telling, face painting, a bike surgery and gastronomic film screenings, alongside celebrity interviews and perfume presentations will ensure a memorable family day out.

Throughout the day and evening Borough Market will be joining in the celebrations with great food from an array of French traders, wandering performers and a French themed demonstration kitchen..

Street entertainment including promenading performance artists and musicians promise to bring the streets to life in Bankside. Visitors can also expect Bastille Day discounts in several Bankside attractions including Thames Clippers voyages and Clink Prison entry.

The festival will be brought to a close with a traditional open air party around Borough Market between 6.00pm and midnight with live music, DJ, theatricalities, dancing and singing. Revellers will be encouraged to dress in the spirit of the event, with the best attired wining prizes including a meal for two at local French
restaurant, La Cave.

For the first year, Président® will be sponsoring the event and offering cheese samples and cheese master classes at a French street fair along Park Street. “We are delighted to be sponsoring London’s largest free Bastille Day Festival, and celebrating our French heritage and love of quality food with traditional joie de vivre” Peter Williams, CEO, Better Bankside, co-organisers of the event, said “the Président® Bastille Festival promises to be an unforgettable celebration during an extraordinary summer for the Capital, bringing together families and food lovers alongside London’s French-speaking communities and Francophiles for a great day out.”

For full festival programme details visit www.bastillefestival.co.uk

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COMMENTS:

29/06/2015 - patrick said :

Bonjour, I have been trying to get in contact with the festival organizers but there doesn't seem to be any e-mail address. I do a one man show as Napoleon and I know it's late in the day but I was wondering if there would be any chance of being able to take part in the festival in some capacity? Cordiallement, Patrick Hayes

13/07/2012 - annieinthesky said :

It is a pity that program was not advertised early ,so planning could have been so nice ,as the ball in kensington was can't now I am abroad missing out the special day Me Suis franchise !!!!!!!!

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