BISHY ROAD STREET PARTY 2018
MUSIC, FUN & PEOPLE
Every couple of years Bishy Road throws a massive street party and this year was absolutely brilliant. Cars are banished and the street fills with stalls, food and of course people. Bishy Road has been home for us now for 6 years and I adore living here. There’s such an amazing sense of community which really came into it’s own in the organisation of the party and the vibe on the day. My husband Jonny from Young Thugs Studios managed the music stage so this was my main hang out for the day. Jonny had stage management support from Shed 7 guitarist Joe Johnson and the super cool tunes in between sets came from Jon Baker-Hood from Upside Your Mind. It was so good that music featured so strongly and the entertainment was kicked off by the utterly brilliant New York Brass Band. They did a roving set which had everyone dancing away. The full line up included Kitty VR, Box Car Riders, Amy May Ellis, Colin Cutler, Katie Greenbrown Poetry, Bargistra and The Incredible Hammond Band. I loved that the stage line up featured a poetry set – Katie’s poems are so wonderful. Another highlight for me was the great stall set up by Carve Architecture where children (and big children!) could design houses and shops for a model Bishy Road.
A huge thank you to everyone who was involved in organising such a brilliant event. A special shout out must go to Beppe from Trinacria and Frankie from Frankie & Johnny’s Cookshop. Without these guys and the team of dedicated volunteer organisers and marshals the day just couldn’t have happened. What stars!!
I’ve picked out some favourites to share my story of the day. I wasn’t in full photographer mode so this is just a personal viewpoint of the day. I threw on my 50mm lens to keep things simple (and light!). It was good to have the challenge of framing images without my usual work workhorse 24-70 lens. There are some candid street photography images along with a document of key stage events and the raffle and thank yous at the end of the party.