200 years ago London had Pleasure Gardens – places where friends and families could immerse themselves in culture and experience the joys of open air entertainments. Now, a 21st Century Pleasure Gardens returns. And it all starts with The Paradise Gardens… We’re starting with a bang! Spectacular pyrotechnic theatre, a great live music line up, epic street art, pop-up performances, curious sideshows, the Silly Olympics, a village fete, a Ballroom, a vintage funfair, a craft market and specialist food from around the world – this is no ordinary launch event. Best of all… the whole festival is FREE. You don’t need a ticket. Just turn up!