LONDON DAY FOUR – downtown in the park

Home County Fair @ Victoria Park!  Incredible to see this plethora of people in this AMAZING park downtown London!  As I explored this festival, I felt like I was walking down a busy main street with all of its food stalls and shopping vendors and stages.  It seemed to me that this festival set up was a true microcosm of a vibrant and vital downtown replete with independent owners, a diverse mix of people, and a clearly defined public space accessible to everyone.   And Londoners clearly enjoyed it!

A highlight of the festival was hearing the sweet sounds of Celine Murray, a fourteen year-old fiddle player from the area and The Marrieds who entertained us between acts.  WOW!  It was great to see first hand just how incredible the talent is here in London!

Before the nights main stage shows began we headed down to Old East London, to hear some different perspectives about downtown from the ground level.