More about the Pied Piper Festival
The 2015 festival was based on the myth of the Pied Piper, the mysterious stranger who led the children away from their village in order to revenge himself upon a community who had refused to pay him for ridding the town of a plague of rats. In the traditional story, the children are taken away never to be seen again, but in Tooting the myth was recast to explore what needed to be changed in the town for the children to come home.
With the atmosphere of an old-fashioned Spring fayre, there were stilt walkers, circus skills performers, fire eaters, maypole dancers, choirs, arts, dance, debates, drummers, artists, poets and writers. Everyone of them engaged in telling stories and helping the audience to create and tell their own stories.
As it got dark the festival continued into the evening with folk music, story slams, special guest authors and of course a bar.
‘I would like to say how fantastic it was to be involved in such a great day. It certainly got the summer season off to a flying start – Thank you for organising such a wonderful community event.’
Furzedown Community Network
‘What a great achievement – all my choir parents were raving about how lovely the event was; you really ticked all the boxes in terms of variety of things to do and really good quality.’
Young voices Choir