The Connect Festival

We’re excited to announce that the inaugural Connect Festival will be coming to Victoria from 13th – 16th June. Connect Festival is about bringing people of all backgrounds together to celebrate the arrival of Summer in the City, and to showcase the fantastically diverse and brilliant places in Victoria.

The Connect Festival will include some great options to give you that summer feeling, such as a pop up English Summer Garden in Lower Grosvenor Gardens over lunchtime and after work music with food, a Strawberry Pergola, picnic area, deckchairs and hay bales, to West End musical performances in the Cathedral Piazza with a fancy dress box and deckchair seating, and there’ll be plenty in between to suit all ages.

Head to Victoria Station to see a stunning Balloon installation, see if you can spot any of the ‘Flower Cyclists,’ dressed head to toe in florals, and enjoy the sound of summer with music performances, face painting and glitter art.

  • Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th June – Balloon Colour Pop Installation at Victoria Station – See the façade of the Grade 2 listed Victoria Station come to life with a riot of colour as a stunning balloon pop installation takes over the entrance to the station. Viewing from Wilton Road.
  • Thursday 14th – Friday 15th June, 12pm – 8pm – English Summer Garden: Lower Grosvenor Gardens – This pocket of green space will be transformed into a classic English Summer Garden with lunchtime and evening music, food traders, a Strawberry Pergola, hay bale picnic areas and deckchairs available to help you bask in the Summer sunshine.
  • Thursday 14th June 12.30pm – 1.30pm – Grow your own Cocktail Herbs: Eccleston Yards – If you’ll be making your own cocktails this Summer then ditch the supermarket and use Herbs planted and grown by you. This free lunchtime workshop gives you the chance to plant ingredients such as wild alpine strawberries, apple mint, chocolate mint and basil into a vibrant container for you to take home. To book your ticket Click here
  • Friday 15th June, 12pm – 5pm –  Showtime in Victoria:  Cathedral Piazza – Get your jazz hands at the ready as the songs of The West End come to Victoria with performances from those who know them best including a performance from the cast of WICKED from 1.45pm – 2pm. If you’re looking to release your inner performer head over to the fancy dress box for even more fun.
  • Saturday 16th, 11am – 2pm – Sounds of Victoria: Cathedral Piazza – Grab a deckchair, sit back and relax
    listening to the wonderful sounds of Victoria. With entertainment in store from musicians and choirs alike along with face painting and glitter art it’s sure to be one for all of the family to enjoy.

 

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Connect Festival Guide

Event Details

Wednesday 13th – Saturday 16th June Balloon Colour Pop Installation at Victoria Station

Thursday 14th – Friday 15th June, 12pm – 8pm English Summer Garden: Lower Grosvenor Gardens

Thursday 14th June 12.30pm – 1.30pm – Grow your own Cocktail Herbs: Eccleston Yards

Friday 15th June, 12pm – 5pm Showtime in Victoria: Cathedral Piazza

Saturday 16th,  11am – 2pm Sounds of Victoria: Cathedral Piazza

Contact details

E: events@victoriabid.co.uk

T: (44) 020 3004 0786