The Castle Garden Party is returning for the 9th year and we have a great line-up for you to enjoy. Whether it’s a drink in the sun, trying your hand at a craft workshop or having a climb on the outdoor boulders there will be something for everyone.
This year is particularly special, it’s the first competition hosted on the new outdoor boulders! Big up to 3rd Rock and La Sportiva for donating such amazing prizes this year – there’s 2 x £100 3rd Rock vouchers and 2 x pairs La Sportiva shoes to be won. Wash that down with a homemade organic pizza and a Pressure Drop beer while enjoy the sounds of Little Trumpet and DJ Bruce Peach.
Here are just a few of the stalls we'll have on offer!
What’s On: Stalls & Activities
Better Health Bakery
Meet the bakers at Better Health Bakery. They’ll be selling delicious baked goods and telling you more about the bread we use at the Castle! Better Health is a social enterprise, based just up the road in Haggerston. As part of the mental health charity, The Centre for Better Health, they offer trainee placements in their bakery to adults who have been distanced from employment due to mental ill-health.
Local artist Lise of Biro Bugs will be bringing her beautiful biro artwork, so if you're looking for something garden-inspired and totally unique this is the stall for you! Based in London, and combining her love of travel, art, nature, (and insects!) the aim of Biro Bugs is to raise money for conservation and the environment through art, donating a percentage of profits from each print to a relating charity.
Lise uses a very unusual medium - biro pens, which makes her work completely unique and individual. Biro pens are vibrant and colourful, and when layered on paper give a remarkably bright finish.
Fashion your very own plastic bottle creature and woven pot crafts in support of the BMC Hills 2 Oceans Campaign. Around 80% of all the debris in our oceans and seas originally comes from inland, according to estimates. The BMC is asking all its members and the wider public to help reduce this amount by joining an existing litter pick or by organising their own.
-Suitable for children 5 – 12yrs.
-You can bring your own plastic bottle, or we’ll have some spares on hand
MYOS – Make Your Own Shift
Co-founders Beth and Monika will be at the event to tell you more about MYOShift and will be running exciting hands on activities throughout the day! MYOShift design and build agile, freely accessible community spaces in meanwhile use buildings. Over 24,000 buildings that could be used for temporary housing, community venues or workspaces lay disused and lifeless in London. MYOS is a response to the strains of austerity upon our communities; to the rapid loss of community and public spaces.
•Rosehip Spritz – rosehip gin, sparkling wine & soda water, garnished with berries
Woodfired Pizza Oven
We'll be serving up organic homemade pizzas in addition to the usual selection of treats from the Castle Café - these go down a storm with our staff and we're sure you'll love them too!
Vegan Waffle Co
Delicious fluffy waffles packed with fresh toppings, and all vegan to boot - what's not to love? You'll have a choice of savoury waffle made with chickpea flour or sweet laden with ice cream and fresh fruit.