Monthly Archives: August 2014

Family Fun Day line-up announced

Fun Day posterWe are pleased to announce the entertainment line-up on offer at the Family Fun Day. As we hope you know by now, the event takes place on Saturday 30 August 2014 12 – 4 pm in the Wood Street Plaza.

The schedule features a varied mix of performers at two venues: a main stage in the Plaza and – for the first time – a performance area outside the Dukes Head pub on Wood Street.


  • Steel Band
  • Footsteps dancers
  • Solo singer Kaylou
  • East London Royals Majorettes
  • Inspired Souls: a tribute to Michael Jackson
  • Zumba with Chloe
  • Classical Indian dancing with Sundaresan and Lazmi
  • Rock ‘n’ roll with Ronnie King

Events on the main stage will be hosted by Whipps Cross Radio DJs.

Thanks to the Soul Project for help with the programme outside the Dukes Head.

Stalls, bouncy castle, funfair rides and more

As well as the performances, the event will feature:

  • Bouncy castles
  • Popcorn
  • Candy floss
  • Funfair rides
  • Climbing wall
  • Toddlers’ soft play

Alongside a local traders’ market, food stalls and street entertainers.

Stop press (27 August): we are pleased to announce that Inspire Exotics will be bringing their exotic animals to the Plaza, at the invitation of Pets Corner.

In short: all you want for a great Summer afternoon!

Spread the word

We would love you to spread the word. Why not stick the event poster up in your window or workplace? Click on this link for a pdf version.

Looking forward to seeing you there for a great day!

Thank you

The organisers gratefully acknowledge the event sponsors: London Borough of Waltham Forest, Mayor of LondonMetropolitan Police and Riney Ltd. We would also like to thank everyone who has helped to put the event together. A special thanks to the Dukes Head for getting on board.


Find out more about the Family Fun Day at a meeting on 20 August

Family Fun Day graphicWith the Wood Street Family Fun Day fast approaching, the organisers are holding an meeting for volunteers, stallholders, entertainers and anyone else interested in the event.

It takes place on Weds 20 August 2014 from 8 – 9 pm at St Gabriel’s Family Centre, Havant Road E17 3JF. If you have any questions at all about the event or the work, or are curious to find out more, do come along.

AND we need one or two more volunteers for the Fun Day itself, which (as we hope you know) takes place on Saturday 30 August in the Wood Street Plaza. We could do with some extra hands for the set-up between 9:30 and 11:30. And we would also appreciate offers of help with taking down equipment after 4 pm. If you think you can help, please contact.

Finally, look out for details of the line-up here in the next week or so.