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May Events in South London




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May 2018 Events in South London

4th-20th Wandsworth Arts Festival
Wandsworth Fringe is emerging as a cutting edge community focused Fringe Festival that is part of a global network of Fringe Festivals. 

7th May Bank Holiday - Jack in the Green           
The Fowlers Troop Jack in the Green was revived by members of Blackheath Morris Men and friends in the early 1980s. It is a revival of a Jack in the Green from about 1906 which was taken out around Deptford, South East London on May Day by the original Fowlers Troop

10th-13th Wimbledon Art Fair Open days
Buy art directly from 150 artists, and meet them at their own studio. Showcasing work from the UK’s newest emerging talent to the well known & established, visitors can experience many of the creative disciplines including painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, photography, printmaking and furniture design. Film


11th-20th Dulwich Festival   
A host of exciting events are planned for the Dulwich Festival (est. 1993). From art in all its forms to music of many kinds there will be something for everyone in the delights coming to a street near you.
Art events  Street Art Film
Music Events
Literary Events 

19th Nunhead Cemetery Open Day
Nunhead (est. 1840) is one of the seven great Victorian cemeteries established in a ring around the outskirts of London. Tours of the cemetery, visits to the chapel and crypt - not usually open - guidance on family history, plus delicious home made food and drinks at our café. There are many stalls run by local groups and other cemetery friends. Special attractions for the young ones include the famous Bug Hunt with Mr. 'Bugman' Jones, Face Painting and Badge Making.

  28th Spring Holiday

Surrey County Show 
Surrey County Show attracts up to 40,000 visitors and features hundreds of top quality animals from giant beef bulls to bantam hens. It takes place annually on the late May Bank Holiday Monday on Stoke Park, Guildford, bringing the best of the countryside to the heart of the town. The Show is a fantastic day out for the family, combining entertainment, food and fun with the opportunity to see first hand the many aspects of country life and farming Official film

In Season

Sea Bass
Bass are often called ‘King of the Sea’ -  it feeds on small fish (e.g. sardines and mackerel) and therefore has a high oil content and fabulous taste. Seabass caught by handlining methods in the southwest of England is the best choice, as this is a selective and low impact method of fishing and all fish can be identified by a tag in the gill, providing traceability back to the individual fisherman who caught it. Fishermen in Cornwall and South Wales have a bigger Minimum Landing Size than the rest of the UK meaning that at least the male fish caught off Cornwall are larger and have had more chance to reproduce. Availability: May to January,
Film: Gordon Ramsey recipe

British Asparagus is a naturally grown crop, growing in the notoriously fickle British climate, the time at which it makes its first appearance each year is always a subject for much speculation. Asparagus growers generally say that the season lasts from 23rd April (St George;s Day) to 21st June – but don’t hold them to it! 
Producer Crockford Bridge farmshop.

Watercress is harvested from April to October. The vital ingredient for growing it is pure, mineral-rich spring water, from which this peppery little super-food derives its power house of nutrients. Brimming with more than 15 essential vitamins and minerals, its health giving properties have been known since ancient times. Gram for gram, watercress contains more vitamin C than oranges, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach and more folate than bananas 
Producer: E Tyler & Sons  The Water Cress Beds, Moor Lane, Sarratt, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 6BZ, 01923 265842 Farm visits only - producers since 1886.

The brown crab has an oval shaped body with a distinctive ‘piecrust' edge. It is reddish-brown in color with black tipped pincers. Crabs are generally in season from April until November Choose crabs that feel heavy and don't have liquid sloshing around inside them. If you like white meat buy a cock or male crab. Brown crabs are a good source of protein whilst still having a low-fat content and very few calories (about 84 per 100g/4oz). Crab meat also contains fatty acids, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, magnesium, potassium and selenium is a good source of vitamin B12. Fresh crabs should be eaten immediately. Alternatively, freeze cooked crabs and use within three months. Boiled and served with mayonnaise or in a Mediterranean-style stew laden with garlic and tomatoes. 
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