Announcing the Family Fun Day programme

Bollywood Dancers
Honey’s Dance Academy

The running order for the main stage of the 15 June Wood Street Family Fun Day has been announced, bringing together experienced performers with rising stars – and every one has local connections. Read the schedule below.

We are also pleased to announce that car parking will be free at the Brandon Road car park, with a maximum limit of 3 hours for the event. Though if you can, why not walk, cycle or take public transport? Local people will be grateful, and so will the planet.

We also have an event poster for you – in pdf format. See the bottom of this post for an image. Please display and share this anywhere you think it will grab people’s attention.

Sponsored walk postponed
On a less upbeat note, we are sorry to say that the sponsored walk has had to be postponed. The event has had some unexpected challenges, including the collapse of one of our main suppliers. This has forced the organising committee to look again at the event’s activities, finances and budget. As a result, the committee decided to postpone the walk and to focus our efforts on making sure the main events in and around the Plaza are a success. As soon as we have firm plans about the sponsored walk they will be announced here. The committee apologizes for any disappointment.

(programme subject to change – all timings are approximate)

12 noon            DJs from Whipps Cross Hospital Radio

12:30               African drumming with Seneke Sillah – workshop suitable for all ages and abilities for up to 20 participants.  Traditional African drumming with authentic rythms and percussion music from across West Africa. Part of Mbilla Arts.

12:50               Inspired Souls – vocal group of up to 10 young singers from The Soul Project Youth Space. All under 18 years of age.

1:00                 Soul Dance Crew – dance group of up to 10 dancers under 18 years of age from the Soul Project Youth Space.

photo of Kaylou

1:15                 KAYLOU – aka Katie Gittins, a 16 year old solo singer and song writer.

1:30                 Big Deal – award winning dance group who have represented England in the World Hip-hop Championships and were placed 7th in the world at their first international competition.

1:40                 African drumming with Seneke Sillah (second set)

2:05                 KAYLOU (second set)

rabbie the clown2:15                 Uncle Rabbie, who has appeared on the Richard and Judy show and who you may remember from his performance last year in the Plaza – stage slot plus walkabout street entertainment.

2:40                 Footsteps Dance School – disco/jazz dancing performed by up to 16 young dancers. Ages 4 – 18 years.

3:00                 Big Deal (second set)

3:05                 Mark Unwin – solo singer-song writer who sings locally at pubs and clubs.

3:15                 Tai Chi Group – moving meditation and Tai Chi gentle exercise. Age group 6 years to 12 years.

3:40                 Bollywood dancers from Honey’s Dance Academy.


Community Singing Room will be performing outside of 131 Wood Street, the shop-front premises for Significant Seams.

And if that is not enough, there will be more entertainment on offer from a marquee and stage in Brandon Road, featuring an inclusive programme of Asian art, music, dance, fashion and food to celebrate the diversity of South Asian art and culture within the community. Including Fahad Khalid – a musician and composer playing funky eastern folk/jazz on guitar with cello and tabla; Henna Gold – artist; poetry, and more.

And here is our event poster. Click on this link for a pdf version. If you need it as an image file, use your mouse to right-click on the image, then choose ‘save image as…’ and save it on your computer. If you have any technical problems, contact us and explain what you want, and we will do what we can.

Wood St fun day poster

Wood Street Family Fun Day is part of the Love Your High Street initiative supported by the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

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