Nestled in its historic setting above Smithfield Market, Innovation Warehouse has been making history as part of London’s tech revolution for a decade – and is set to take things a step further when the capital’s biggest birthday party lands later this month.
Following its recent inclusion in the City of London Corporation’s Culture Mile, Innovation Warehouse will support the Smithfield 150 event over August Bank Holiday weekend in a celebration of the area’s rich history and heritage.
Culture Mile will take over the markets in Smithfield as well as the surrounding streets and hidden spaces around Farringdon for a free, fun-filled festival. The event celebrates the 150th anniversary of Smithfield Market and will showcase the best of London’s vibrant culture and creativity.
Smithfield 150’s programme extends across six festival zones and two stages, a selection of the most exciting talent, music, food and entertainment from across the capital set against a stunning Victorian backdrop.
“Have a cocktail at the Roller Disco, dance at the main stage, be disgusted by London’s gory past with Horrible Histories, watch Stealing Sheep’s all-female percussion procession, invent party drinks with Company Drinks or let little ones chill-out at their own mini-festival hangout as part of London’s biggest birthday party,” says Culture Mile.
The event includes live performances by choirs and marching bands, food stalls and bars, games and prizes, DJs, tours, pop-up markets and a communal picnic for the littlest Londoners at London’s Biggest Sunday Lunch.
Culture Mile is a partnership of four leading UK arts, culture and learning institutions led by the City of London Corporation. Innovation Warehouse joins an extensive network of organisations in and around the area, which will play a critical role in realising the ambitions of Culture Mile, alongside the five core partners.
These organisations represent the changing face of the City of London and share the commitment to transform the area. More details will be announced about Culture Mile’s network later in the year.
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