I've got a vague memory of hearing on overnight Radio 4 something to the effect that, of the 5000-odd applications to hold street parties on the 29th, most of them are for London. But none for Glasgow. This may give ardent republicans some get-awayday ideas for next Friday.
But for those of you who are able to take advantage of the bank holiday yet unable to take the train north for the day, you might as well make the most of it by visiting the Deptford Project street party. You'll even get a chance to board a railway carriage. And the train has even got a curator, which apparently is nothing like a ticket collector, who will be curating in a Jaine Laine train vein.
In the words of Maria, at the Deptford Project:
''...we are going to throw a BIG STREET PARTY not just for them- but for DEPTFORD!''
Like 'em or lump 'em nobody can avoid the fact that Kate and Wills are getting hitched! And us South Eastenders aint gonna let them have all the fun! The Royal Family are giving us the day off work on the 29th April and we are going to throw a BIG STREET PARTY not just for them - but for DEPTFORD!
Come and join us bring your instruments, wear your best and look forward to a day of celebrations!
...The train cafe will be curated by Jaine Laine as part of 'The Deptford Archive' to represent an ordinary working class couple at their wedding breakfast during the last years of the Second World War. Projections from The Deptford Archive will be shown and music of the era will be played.
You are invited to sit down and take part in the traditional wedding breakfast, enjoy the delectable home made scones & jam, nibble on sandwiches & food, and try the wedding favours, all over a nice cuppa tea!
And if that wasn't enough we also bring you;
* TEA DANCING
* FOOD & DRINK
* THE DEPTFORD ARCHIVE
* THE 'ROYAL' DEPTFORD PHOTO STUDIO (Your chance to update the archive!)
* PLENTY OF CAKES AND CREAM TEA
* A GOOD OLD SING SONG
* MARKET STALLS- local arts/craft/clothing
* TA NA DEPTFORD STREET THEATRE PERFORMANCE!
.....and just so the happy couple don't feel too left out- we will be running a LIVE SCREENING OF THE ROYAL WEDDING!
'So move your HAM &EGGS down to THE DEPTFORD PROJECT for a DING DONG and a nice cuppa ROSIE LEE'
Don't forget to wear your best! Wedding look-a-likes welcome!
Friday the 29th of April 10am-5pm at The Deptford Project.
Hope to see you there!
For more information please visit: www.thedeptfordproject.com