Love the Lea Festival 2015

Celebrating the wonderful rivers of the Lea Valley 

The Love the Lea Festival returns for a second year with another great line up of music, talks, food, and river themed fun all set in the beautiful Walthamstow Marshes.

As part of Thames21’s aims to improve London’s waterways, the Love the Lea Campaign raises awareness of the rivers within the Lea catchment and initiates practical projects to improve water quality and natural spaces.  The festival will showcase some of these great initiatives as well as provide a space for people to learn more about these rivers.

This annual celebration attracts a great range of acts, including music from The Wave Pictures, Darren Hayman, The Bonfire Band and Noah Kelly, hydrophone workshops with Rob St John, talks from the London Sound Survey and Cath Patrick from Lee Valley Park, Gareth E. Rees reading his book based on the Marshes; ‘Marshland’ and lots more.

There will be hands-on demonstrations from our Love the Lea team, including pond dipping, water quality testing, under water cameras and lots of river themed activities for all ages.

This free family friendly festival kicks off at 11am until 7pm on Sunday 23rd August at the Walthamstow Marsh Picnic Area and promises to be an action packed day for all to enjoy.

Drinks from Redemption Brewing and food by Club Mexicana and the East London W.I.

When: Sunday 23rd August 2015 11am-7pm
Where: Walthamstow Marsh Picnic Area (below Springfield Marina)
Cost: Free

This event is made possible by the Lee Valley Regional  Park Authority.



For more information about Love the Lea Festival, contact; or 0207 515 3337

Notes to Editors

Love the Lea is a Thames21 campaign to save the rivers of the Lea Valley.

Thames21 is an environmental charity (registered number 1103997) which works with thousands of volunteers each year to improve London’s rivers, canals and ponds.
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