A free day of entertainment designed by locals to celebrate the neighbouring
communities of Woodberry Down, surrounded by an extraordinary urban
The Hidden River Festival is back with a free, vibrant day of live music, art, crafts,
food and events for the whole family.
The 7th annual festival celebrating the Hidden River running through Hackney and
Haringey returns Saturday 14th September from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, outside the
Redmond Community Centre, N4 2HF, to the Wetland Gates along the New River
The New River, which is in fact a viaduct built by hand over 400 years ago to bring
Londoners drinking water from Hertfordshire, provides a green oasis nestled beside
the East and West Reservoirs, teeming with wildlife and beautiful vistas for the public
to enjoy. The day’s events, including live music, kayaking, singalongs and creative
workshops for kids, all wind along a serene setting of landscaped paths and a
modern playground. If you fancy a family-focused day surrounded by nature and an
intimate, community vibe, this is the festival for you.
Organised by the regeneration partnership at Woodberry Down including Manor
House Development Trust, Woodberry Down Community Organisation, the London
Borough of Hackney, Notting Hill Genesis and Berkeley Homes and involving local
volunteers, the festival is attended by hundreds of Woodberry Down residents, with
visitors from other areas of London, bringing the total attendance to over 4,000
people each year.
Confirmed performers: Mama Moonshine (funk and soul), Keedah and Ganjy,
WondRWomN, Kam Beng (reggae/soul), Hackney Community Orchestra, Russell
Swallow (indie), Super Greek (pop), Robert Allwood (indie), and many more.
An array of food and drink stalls will be on site, including healthy and vegan options.
You can read more about the festival at hiddenriverfestival.com
-EndsFor more information contact:
Charlotte Arnold, Project Officer, Manor House Development Trust
0203 819 5624
Social media channels:
@hiddenriverfestival on Instagram
@HiddenRiverLDN on Twitter
@RedmondCommunityCentre on Facebook
3. The festival takes place from outside the Redmond Community Centre, Kayani
Avenue, N4 2HF, to the Woodberry Wetlands along the New River Path.
TUBE: Redmond Community Centre is a 5 minute walk from Manor House Tube
Station which is served by the Piccadilly line.
BUS: Several buses serve the Manor House area, stopping at the junction by the
Tube Station: 253, 254, 341, 29, 141.
WALKING/CYCLING: From the Manor House junction follow Woodberry Down Road
and turn right onto Kayani Avenue. We are located on the corner leading to
4. The Hidden River Festival is organised by Manor House Development Trust (MHDT)
in collaboration with Berkeley Homes. The festival is partly funded by the Big Lottery
as part of MHDT’s project titled Woodberry Down for Everyone.
5. MHDT is an award-winning Charitable Social Enterprise working across the
boroughs of Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Ealing. They have run the Redmond
Community Centre for over 10 years.
6. Festival highlights include: a guided tour of Woodberry Wetlands, The Archetype
(Urban Dance Collective), The Redmond Rovers (local football club), Kids