Carols in the Square

There are just 7 days to this year's Carols in the Square, back by popular acclaim! Organised once again by the Friends of Battersea Square and generously sponsored by John D Wood & Co, the date to remember is Tuesday 2 December.

The festivities get going at 6.30pm with Christmas music from a soundstage near the Christmas tree at the north end of the Square. Mardi Brass, the professional brass quintet will play and there will be community singing, both of Christmas carols and other suitably festive songs ably supported by the choir of St Mary’s Church, Battersea and singers from local primary schools including Westbridge and Thomas’s Battersea.

Master of ceremonies will be Ben Thomas, the headmaster of Thomas’s School, Battersea. At 7pm the tree will be illuminated and there will be ‘snow’ and other festive surprises!! More carol singing will follow and Sambrooks Beer, mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, mincepies, hot chocolate and soup will be on offer. There will also be a stall selling delicious cakes and Christmas decorations. Official proceedings finish at about 7.30pm but the bars, pubs and shops of Battersea Square and Battersea High Street will be open to welcome customers warmly throughout the evening.

See you there...!

Carols in the Square 2012

Carols in the Square is always free to all but we do organise a collection on the night the proceeds of which are shared between two very important local charities. The Katherine Low Settlement has been a multi-purpose community and social action centre since 1924 dedicated to fighting the effects of poverty and isolation, and the Friends of Battersea Square are proud to support them.

Since 1992 The Battersea Summer Scheme has been organising trips, outings and events for disadvantaged young people living in Battersea and Balham. These young people are often very vulnerable and can become victims of crime or, worse still, be tempted to commit a crime. As a major project of the Battersea Crime Prevention Panel the scheme tries to reach these youngsters first, encouraging them to take part in positive activities. Their major fund-raising event each year is the now legendary Battersea Police Ball which takes place this year Saturday 29 November 2014.