Local Wildlife is a new born voluntary organisation, set up with the purpose to produce and run YFN Festival - Your Friendly Neighbourhood Festival.
The aim of Local Wildlife is to produce and run FREE community festivals in areas where there is a strong community feel but there is a lack of such events, to help bringing people together in a relaxed environment and where to interact in a situation they wouldn't normally find themselves in, the relaxed environment of a FREE day festival in the park.
The first event will be YFN Festival Clissold Park on the 27th of August 2016.
The project wants to bring together the local community to celebrate the culture and the creativity of the area in a free event which will see local artists, musicians, traders, craftsmen, organisations and performers joining forces for a day of fun and relax in the park. We are aiming to create a new format for a free event to take place every year and with the possibility to grow into a bigger reality. YFN Festival will be an event for the community and run in collaboration with the community. The Festival will be run by volunteers and will offer a great opportunity for local people to gather together and to be more involved in the life of their own community. The event will differentiate from most of the festival happening in the area for its community drive and the free entrance status.
The festival’s values are community, diversity, inclusiveness, creativity, and fun. This means we actively seek to involve the local community in developing the programme, or, participating as performers, workshop participants, as volunteers to ensure the festival runs smoothly, or simply as visitors.
Local artists, local traders and local organisations will all be the driving force of the event.
The first YFN Festival will take place in Clissold Park, Stoke Newington, London. Clissold Park is well loved among the users since being refurbished and restored it is now a very important place for the lives of the local community. It is home of some events and we now want to make it home for a one day festival which will bring together the residents of the area, recreating the neighbourhood in the park.