By LILY HESS
After a year off, the pop-up town of Winterville heads south of the river to Clapham Common from November 23 until January 1, 2018. Organisers promise brilliant entertainment for all ages, such as ice-skating on Clapham Common, street food from Street Feast, film screenings of Christmas classics in Backyard Cinema’s Winter Night Garden, crazy golf on the UV-powered Plonk Golf course and a big wheel to ride on.
There will also be gifts from an alternative Christmas market. The Street Feast area will feature street food traders, including Up In My Grill, Mother Clucker, Petare and SE Cakery. The Spiegeltent will host plenty of free entertainment, including an opening weekend set from Norman Jay and free shows from Guilty Pleasures, Ultimate Power, South London Soul Train, R&She with All Saint Mellatt, Gin & Juice, Indeedy Musical Bingo and the Winterville Orchestra & Choir.
Ticketed shows include Cirque du Cabaret and wrestling from Lucha Britannia,while Sunday nights see Sink The Pink Presents The Merry Marys, Little Gay Brother and Mariah & Friends take to the stage. The Twisted Wheels Roller Disco will feature nights from 2 Bears, Erol Alkan’s Disco 3000, StevieWonderl and and Throwback Events, as well an All-Abba Disco and a Studio 54 Special.
There’s also loads for kids to do. As well as the ice rink,cinema,fairground and roller disco, there’s a live adaptation of Mimi & The Snow Dragon from War Horse creator Michael Morpurgo, a family rave-up with Big Fish Little Fish, the World Beyond the Wardrobe immersive experience from A Tea Dance For Little People, plus Santa’s Workshop.