Shared Future Festival

Sunday 4 July - 11am to 3pm (Free Entry)
Street food, Music, Art, Local speakers, Workshops and Films
Celebrating diversity, community and connection in Elmbridge
SHARED FUTURE FESTIVAL 

What’s on?  An awesome day event to finally reconnect in person with our local community, outdoors and indoors, with middle-eastern and other international food, music, talks and much more 


Why ‘shared future’?  To remind us we’re all so interdependent -  to celebrate and remember the importance of community, diversity, & sustainability towards a better future both globally and within Elmbridge


Who’s running it? A wonderful collaboration between various local community charities, primarily organised by the Riverhouse Barn, Elmbridge Cares, (local community awareness of global community issues) and Elmbridge CAN (refugee charity)


What’s the line up so far? 

- Food stalls, middle eastern and food from around the globe
- Outdoor and indoor stages
- A full program of events!
 

Program:

All day 11am - 3pm - Bicycle-powered cinema showing GAFI conservation films (Great Ape Film Initiative) (in the Studio)
 

11am to 11.30pm - Polish Storytelling with Dorota Sambavamoorthy (in the Barn)
Book your place here
 

11am to 11.20am - Music for Good Causes - Young singer-songwriters' fundraiser (outdoors)
 

11.30am to 12pm - Irish dancing from The Coward School of Irish Dance (outdoors)
 

11.45am to 12.25pm - African Drumming - Bantu Arts are running workshops of up to 15 people at a time (in the Barn)
Book your place here.
 

12.15pm to 12.40pm - Music for Good Causes - Young singer-songwriters' fundraiser (outdoors)
 

12.40pm to 1.15pm - Syrian human rights activist and amazing cook Majeda Khoury talks and cooks for us - read more BBC News - The Syrian refugee who feeds everyone she meets. Listen to inspiring Syrian human rights activist Majeda Khoury speak about the importance of international aid and human rights for refugees here in Europe (in the Barn)
Book your place here
 

12.55pm to 1.25pm - Irish dancing from The Coward School of Irish Dance (outdoors)
 

1.20pm to 1.30pm - St. George's School - 6th formers talk about volunteering with refugees (in the Barn)
Book your place here
 

1.35pm to 1.55pm - Aryam Al Qadi - ‘Looking back, Looking forward’ - Hear first hand testimony from a young girl who has settled locally having come here with her family as part of the Syrian refugee resettlement programme (in the Barn)
Book your place here
 

1.35pm to 1.50pm - Music for Good Causes - Young singer-songwriters' fundraiser (outdoors)
 

2pm to 2.40pm - Dance - Bantu Arts are running workshops of up to 15 people at a time (outdoors)
Book your place here
 

2pm to 2.35pm - Film showing & Q&A - "The Visitor", the story of Khaleel and his family who were resettled here from Syria (in the Barn)
Book your place here


Plus the wonderful Riverhouse Community Cafe will be serving treats created from surplus food donated by M&S.

Stay tuned for updates.

How do I book? 

If you want to guarantee a place in the workshops you will need to pre-book.
African Drumming and Dance can be booked by clicking here, or the above links.

Events inside the barn, such as the storytelling, the various talks and the screening, are FREE entry but are ticketed.
Please book via the links above.

Otherwise, pop-in! Admission to the event itself is FREE, and if there are spare places in the workshops and the talks they will be on sale on the day.

Ideally if you want to purchase anything like food, or donate to any local causes BRING CASH. (There will be a non-cash alternative but cash is preferable)
Some talks and workshops will require prebooking. 
If you are driving, please park in one of the nearby car-parks, as we'll be using the Riverhouse Barn car park for the event.  
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Venue
Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
Walton-on-Thames
Surrey
KT12 2PF