Sutton’s annual summer festival returns for another year

Sutton’s summer-long community festival is back for another year with an even greater range of family events. 

Up until late September, the warmer months will be packed with entertainment including fairs and community events, activities at the borough's nine libraries and the Ecology Centre, new stand-up comedy at the Charles Cryer Theatre, and much more.

The annual Take Part, Take Pride festival, coordinated by Liberal Democrat-led Sutton Council, aims to bring local residents together through a diverse range of activities across the borough.

This weekend, locals can enjoy the first ever Carshalton-on-Sea event, including seaside-inspired activities across four venues – Honeywood Museum, All Saint’s Church, Charles Cryer Theatre and Carshalton Village Market and Stage.

From Friday afternoon to late Sunday, there will be a programme of performances ranging from jazz musicians to magicians, market stalls, street food, workshops and more.

This is just one of hundreds of activities happening in the borough this summer.

Residents who want to host their own event can seek council help in publicising it.

Cllr Ruth Dombey, Lib Dem Leader of Sutton Council said: “This summer-long festival always proves to be very popular with our residents, which explains why it gets better  every year.

“The whole idea behind Take Part Take Pride is to bring people in Sutton together and provide plenty of things for the whole family to get involved in and enjoy.

“There are some fantastic and diverse events going on over the coming months. I urge everyone to come along, have fun, and really take part and take pride in our borough.”

To view the whole programme of events or for more information on hosting your own event including applying for street closures, go to

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