Project High Street

Project High Street is part of the London-wide High Streets for All Challenge. The Greater London Authority are funding this challenge to enhance the experiential offer of town centres through a series of events and activities aimed at young people under 25.

High Street Fest

Two exciting event days brought Bromley town centre alive with a great programme of activities and entertainment designed with young people in mind. Crowds gathered to enjoy innovative market stalls and unique activities, while singing and dancing along to the acts on stage into the early evening. These events were designed to show visitors what the high street could offer and encourage residents to spend more time in the attractive town centre. This proved highly successful, as shown by the final event being the busiest Sunday in the town centre for several years! 

Visitors enjoyed the street food offer, free gaming van, smoothie bikes, a chillout tent where they learned DJing skills, selfie taxi, sports activities and eye-catching high street performers. Many also enjoyed upcycling pre-loved clothes to create some new sustainable fashion!

Thanks are noted to many partners for their work in delivering the festivities, including Bromley FC, Mytime Active, Start Up Bromley, Know How You, Urban Food Festival, Police and London Fire Brigade Cadets, VR N3XT, Churchill Theatre, Planet Hoop and more.

All the great performers are also thanked for entertaining the crowds, including Magpie Dance, JusB, ArtsTrain, Hope PRO UK, the Last Minutes, Oliver Anderson, the Showhawk Duo, West Wickham Operatic Society and more.

Check out some of the photos from the first event on the council’s Instagram

School workshops

A programme of workshops is also being offered to local schools through this project, to enable students to develop skills in areas chosen by young people. These include financial management, social media, careers advice, music, public speaking, networking and confidence building.

Young consultants

Thank you to all of you who showed interest in becoming a young consultant. Applications to this opportunity have now closed, with those involved now taking part in a series of workshops this spring to develop a vision of the high street for young people.