Southend Italian Festival

Southend Italian Festival
01 September 2018
10:30 - 16:00
Southend Town Centre & Seafront

We Brits have an enduring love affair with Italy and all things Italian. From its cars to the world-famous cuisine, chic fashion to delicious wine, we can’t get enough of il bel paese – the beautiful country.

On Saturday 1st September 2018, Southend BID is hosting its popular Italian Festival and will, once again, recreate the atmosphere, sights and smells of Italy across the town centre and seafront...

The High Street will be where much of the action takes place, with offerings from the very best (and authentic) Italian food producers, restaurants and bars.

Visitors can also expect to see the ‘Delights of Italy’ team offering pizza making workshops in The Royals Shopping Centre with a buonissimo (delicious) Italian food market to the north of the high street, alongside live entertainment.

The event promises to be an immersive town-centre wide celebration that embraces Southend’s surprisingly rich Italian food scene and heritage.

From 11am through to 4pmthere will be un sacco di grandi attività (lots of great activities)

for nonnas (grandmothers) to bambini (kids) – stretching from the BBC Essex stage at the top of the High Street, to an Italian Fun Day at Adventure Island on the seafront.

Definitely not to be missed is the ‘Supercar Catwalk’ – starring gorgeous exotica from marques such as Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and Lancia. Starting from Chalkwell Esplanade at 10:30am, the cavalcade of cars, motor bikes and scooters –will parade along the seafront to The Kursaal, before being displayed along the High Street for the rest of the day.

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