The organisers of a popular street party say this year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever.
Now in its tenth year, the Devonshire Road Street Party boasts an impressive line-up of acts and family fun activities with more shops throwing their weight behind the festivities this year.
There will be a rugby theme to the day to herald the arrival of the Rugby World Cup. An astro turf lawn will transform the road into a green oasis, with football coaching laid on by Brentford FC – who will also be handing out free tickets to games.
All profits from the Saturday 12 September event will go to children’s charity W4 Youth, which provides activities for around 250 of the borough’s 11 to 19-year-olds.
W4 Youth members will be treating crowds to a choreographed dance routine and one of their number will be singing live on the day.
The line-up on the event stage caters for all tastes in music, featuring everything from crooners to home-grown rock band talents. A star of the show will be up-and-coming musician and Hounslow local Rony Blue, who will headline the bill. Other musical offerings hale from African and Brazilian backgrounds.
Other attractions will include mobile mechanics, Dr Bike, a bubble machine for youngsters, face painting and demonstrations of the ancient martial art chi gong.
A centrepiece on the day, which will run from 10.30am until 4.30pm, will be a full hog roast.
Hounslow council Leader Councillor Steve Curran said: “These events are an excellent way of galvanising local communities and spreading good will. The Devonshire Road Street Party has grown from strength to strength and this year’s charity is a very worthy one. Although it has only been around for six years, the number of children who benefit from it is enormous. I hope everyone will enjoy the day.”
Visit www.devonshireroad.london for more information.