Summer 2011

The best of summer food and music can be found at Canary Wharf on Monday.

Canary Wharf Arts & Events hosts the Summer Sounds festival to celebrate the longest day of the year; Monday 21 June. Based on France’s ‘Fete de la Musique’ the celebration includes diverse musical performances from Bhangra, Cuban, Brazilian, British musicians and more.

In chorus, the Summer Sounds Food Fair takes place in Canada Square Park from 11am. Stalls feature succulent foods from around the world including the best of Moroccan, French, Italian, Indian, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai cuisines. A giant paella, bread and pastries, olives, seafood, cheese are availabe to sample.

The event builds momentum throughout the day, with artists such as Café du Mond, Ngoma, Solid Steel Ambassadors, The Cosmic Sausages and Sapphire Strings entertaining the Canary Wharf crowds. The evening culminates with a Carnival procession to the sound and colours of the renowned Kinetika Bloco and with a specially commissioned musical celebration The Compass Suite. Canary Wharf commissioned this piece of work with the ever successful pianist/composer Alex Wilson and performed by a 17 piece band, taking the listener on a worldwide musical journey to all four points of the compass.

Sian Astrop, Arts & Events Manager at Canary Wharf Group plc said:

“Canary Wharf has fast become one of London’s best food destinations, and Summer Sounds combines this with two of our other great passions; free entertainment and summer. It is a terrific day out with friends, family and colleagues.”