The Hackney Marsh Fun Festival was born out of collaboration between local adventure playground worker Alan Rossiter and Free Form, a group dedicated to promoting arts projects in working class estates and communities.
The HMFF, which started in 1973 became very popular, attracting up to 15,000 people by the late 1970s. The Festival had its own organising committee who in turn, together with Free Form played a huge role in establishing Chats Palace in 1976.
1973 was the first time the Festival was run! We are now on a lookout for that very first poster. Please get in touch if you know anything about it.