The third annual Feast On The Bridge takes place this Saturday. Part of the Thames Festival, the Feast sees a group of artists take over Southwark Bridge and transform the staid span into a Rabelaisian banquet, with the masses encouraged to take part in the creative process: visitors will be able to forage for food along the riverbank, churn their own butter, and help create a six-metre long cake, dubbed the "beast of the Bridge".
Beyond the culinary hijinks lies a serious aim: to re-connect the grazing public to the harvest cycle, helping to wean us off our modern urban assumption that plentiful supplies of whatever food we like are available year-round, and also to encourage us to re-connect with the social nature of communal dining. Oh, and also to throw bales of straw at each other in a straw fight, that's quite important too.
Feast On The Bridge, on Southwark Bridge, Saturday 12th September, from 12pm - 8pm. Free.
Image of last year's Feast by Hazel Tsoi-Wiles