1990s themed street party at the Waterloo Food Fortnight Festival

Two weeks of events and culinary delights will take place at various bars, restaurants and venues in Waterloo from June 27-July 12.

The opening act of Waterloo Food Fortnight Festival will be a 1990s themed street party in Lower Marsh, Waterloo where a giant screen will play a montage of the best Glastonbury sets from the 1990s as well as a screening of Space Jam.

Make-up artists will be on hand to add glitter to faces, while retro gaming stations will offer a trip down memory lane with DJs covering all genres of 1990s music from Brit pop classics to hip hop.

Lower Marsh Market traders and Waterloo businesses will be selling street food throughout, providing an accompaniment to the beers served via the Brooklyn Brewery and London Fields Brewery pop-up bars.

For anyone who wants to carry on the party late into the night, there will be three official 1990s themed after-parties: Brit Pop vs Hip Hop in the Café Del Marsh garden, Girl Power tunes at Tonight Josephine and Brit Pop at Horse and Stables.

Other headline events include a series of Beer Tasting events, a bottomless cake and Prosecco event, a Malbec tutored tasting, Supper Club style dinner, Chocolate masterclass and a Pierogi workshop.

Brooklyn Brewery and London Fields Brewery will be running a series of beer focused events at venues across the neighbourhood, including Beer & Board Games at Draughts Waterloo, Beer Tastings at Greensmiths and Beer & Food Pairings at The Hub.

Natalie Raben, chief executive of WeAreWaterloo, said: “We are hugely proud of the exciting and diverse food offering in our neighbourhood, and Food Fortnight is the perfect opportunity to show it off.

“We look forward to welcoming people from across London to this two-week celebration which kicks off with a 1990s themed street party and incorporates a further 20 food focused events.

Whatever your taste buds, we have something for you.”

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