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The organiser of the pop-up town Winterville is full steam ahead with the finishing touches of the opening of the 40-day event on 23 November.

Deemed London’s alternative festive experience, Winterville 2017 is brought to life by the teams behind Field Day and Street Feast. The project also boasts key partners including Backyard Cinema, Plonk Golf, Clapham’s first-ever Ice Rink, Twisted Wheels Roller Disco and Wasted Chic Christmas Market.

There will be free and ticketed performances staged at the Spiegeltent. The lineup includes Sink The Pink, Mexican Wrestling, Guilty Pleasures, South London Soul Train, to name but a few.

Specialist in children events have also come on board Winterville 2017:

  • Big Fish Little Fish: a creative and exciting music and dance party for the post-rave generation of parents and kids.
  • Skewbald: arts colective that makes vibrant and playful  theatre that seeks to inspire, engage and challenge the imaginations of our audience, presents a live adaptation of Mimi & The Snow Dragon from War Horse creator Michael Morpurgo. The show has beend esceribed as a musical puppetry adventure for anyone who loves snow, dragons and stories.
  • Tea Dance for Little People: a social enterprise providing exciting, creative play experiences for families with young children will stage an immersive experience called World Beyond The Wardrobe.
  • Winterville’s in-house events team will stage a Santa’s Workshop.

Outdoor entertainment

The Street Feast area comprises some of London’s best street food traders including Up In My Grill, Mother Clucker, Petare, and SE Cakery.

The Spiegeltent will host free entertainment including an opening weekend set from Norman Jay MBE and free shows from Guilty Pleasures, Ultimate Power, South London Soul Train, R&She with All Saint Mel Blatt, Gin & Juice, Indeedy Musical Bingo and the Winterville Orchestra & Choir.

Yoga On Ice is making its Winterville debut this year. The organiser explained that the new addition provides “a unique yoga experience featuring an hour of fun, heart-warming flow, goodie bags and an experience you’ll never forget!”

Yoga On Ice is a collaboration between Winterville and Aux Alpes, a pop-up yoga company from the French Alps.