The Power of Summer

Last week my flatmate and I decided to venture out from our 300 degree apartment into the actual outdoors; we both spend a lot of time working and playing meaning our moments together are generally lay horizontal on the sofas, eating ice lollies. A little adventure was needed for the two of us, an adventure that involved going south of the river...

We were off to The Power of Summer, the ‘Riverside Feast’ as orchestrated by the incredible Street Feast and Everyman Cinema. Now, if you’re not already salivating at the thought of any Street Feast venue (check my old post for a little more on their Dalston Yard offerings), get this… it was at Battersea Park. Yes you heard me, the soon to be redeveloped, incredible, otherworldly Battersea Park. I may seem a little excited… I am! Words cannot express how much I love Battersea Power Station. I’ve entered raffles for tours and arranged to go on several ill-fated trips inside before it all closed down to the public, but have never quite made it. I don’t know what it is about those chimneys that get me all riled up and I hope I’m not the only weirdo who gets so excited about the place!

We arrange to meet after work and I had a little time to kill so went for a mooch around the Saatchi Gallery before I met my pal. The gallery is brilliantly curated (stating the obvious I know!!) with some amazing pieces (and some that baffle me – duct tape stuck to some canvass anyone!?). I wasn’t alone for too long though, I met my flatmate by the station and then off we trotted for food, fun and frolics.

The setting was glorious, a grassy area beside the looming towers of the power station. There was grown up Jenga, trampolines and plenty of space for lounging about in the late afternoon sun. As with all Street Feast venues the choice of food was vast - Peruvian street food, smoked ribs, pizza and Caribbean were all on offer. I went for a change to my usual and had an incredible Dog from Dog Town (@DogTownLondon) - the special, with spicy onions and a mango, pineapple chilli salsa. The sausage was smoked to perfection and had that perfect snap when you took a bite. My flatmate went for an old favourite of mine - Le Bun (@LeBunUK), those guys know how much I love them! She did make somewhat of an alternative choice and go for the veggie option (she would be the first to tell you of the look of dismay in my eyes when this decision was made!) but it was fantastic – a chunky slab of goats cheese between lashings of slaw and sauce in between the perfectly toasted brioche bun. I also bought some delicious spiced chips from Flip & Dip because who can resist fresh chips!! We sat in the shadows of the chimneys for what seems like hours, watching the world go by. The perfect night some would say.

I have omitted to tell you there is also a cinema down by the river. Everyman are showing classics down there all summer – there are usually two films on a day! Make sure you check out the website for all their listings, I’ve already got a few booked!! The Power of Summer is a one time thing sadly and only open until the end of August so make sure you get down there before the fun is over. It’ll be the last time you can get near that brilliant power station before it’s redeveloped, which is naturally why I’m going to get down there as frequently as possible!!

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