40th Queen Square Fair

28 Jul 2014

The threat of showers didn’t dampen the spirits of those hardy folk who arrived early in the morning to set up the stalls, workshops and music equipment for the 40th Queen Square Fair on Saturday 5th July.

Mayor, Suzanna Jackson, Warden Mary Ward Settlement, Michael Pountney for web

The Mayor with Suzanna Jackson, Warden Mary Ward Settlement and Michael Pountney, Chair of the Queen Square Fair

As is the custom for this annual event, the local community and friends from further afield made their way to the Square for an afternoon of family fun, an eclectic programme of live music and lots of lovely food from various stalls and from the Mary Ward Centre cafe.  This year the organising committee was assisted by Mary Ward Community Arts students, who worked hard before and during the day on decorations, workshops, stewarding and promotional designs.

Paris Rock Club for web

Rock ‘n’ Roll dancing with the Paris Rock Club

Following the opening by the Mayor of Camden, there was much to enjoy – ballet and gymnastic displays in St George’s Church by children from Holborn Community Association, singing and dancing of various styles in the Square, live band performances, dressing up in 1970s’ gear, butter churning organised by the Charles Dickens Museum, and many other activities and opportunities to buy cakes, jewellery, books and bric-brac.  Special guest Frank Dobson spoke warmly of the community spirit in Camden, and to commemorate the 40th Fair, a bookmark reminding folk of the first fair in 1975 was available as a free souvenir.

MWC Players free tickets to their show for web

MWC Players free tickets to their show

A date for your diary – next year’s fair will take place on Saturday 4th July 2015.  See you there!

For more information about the Queen Square Fair click here.



MWC Community Arts students and tutor for web

Students on the Working in Community Arts course with their tutor, Kathy Schicker

In full swing for web

The Fair in full swing

Shambolica for web

Folk band, Shambolica, get the crowd going