South London’s premier gin event is back by popular demand, this time at the Broadway Theatre in Catford.

Responding to feedback shared via the digital hub – Commonplace – calling for more community events and activities, Team Catford is bringing back the gin festival, this time in Catford’s historic Broadway Theatre from Friday 5 – Sunday 8 October 2018.

Hosted by the Forest Hill Gin Club and Team Catford, and sponsored by Fever Tree Premium Tonic Water, the three-day festival in the main auditorium of the theatre will showcase local distillers such as Dulwich-based Fatty’s Organic Gin alongside those from further afield like Colonsay Gin from the Hebrides in Scotland.

Other distillers in attendance include HMS Spirits, Hidden Curiosities, Tappers, Griffiths Brothers, Hayman’s, Old Bakery, Sherlock & Sons, Brentingby and our very own Tom Cat Six. The Old Tom gin distilled in conjunction with Foxdenton is a smooth slightly sweeter style gin that has six botanicals including the unique hint of Scotch bonnet pepper for a real warmth.

Tickets for the event cost £25 which gets you entry to a session, a commemorative copa de balon gin glass, tote bag, a brochure to guide you through your gin festival journey and tasters from each of the distillers. Full gin and tonics will be available from each stand who’ll take cash and card.

To soak up some of that tasty liquid there’ll also be food from Catford Food Market traders including Raastawala, Jerk Off BBQ, Renee’s Plant Powered Kitchen and Croquette Man Duan’s Deli and Bears Doughnuts.

There’ll also be a gin shop selling bottles to take home and pop up shop Catford Cornucopia selling Catford Pride Pale Ale and their range of soft drinks including cola, lemonade, ginger beer and cream soda.

Sessions at the festival:

  • Friday 5th October 2018 – Evening Session – 6pm – 11pm
  • Saturday 6th October 2018 – Afternoon Session – 12pm – 5pm
  • Saturday 6th October 2017 – Evening Session – 6pm – 11pm
  • Sunday 7th October – Afternoon Session – 12pm – 5pm

Unsurprisingly tickets are selling fast so book your session at EventBrite. For more information go to www.catfordginfestival.com

As well as leading on the community engagement around the masterplan for the town centre, Team Catford run a varied programme of activities and events to strengthen Catford’s sense of community pride including the recent free screening of Black Panther, Catwanda – a themed children’s craft day, a DJ and performance evening – Young and Vocal, Catford Beer Festival as well as the monthly Catford Food Market.

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