On Saturday, 27 June we held our summer spectacular. The event was designed to celebrate all aspects of the community and for all of us to join together and celebrate the beautiful weather which we have been experiencing lately. There was activities for all the family including a superb hand massage, a steel pan workshop, ice cream making, interactive drama workshop and fantastic live music. This was also a spectacular event for the taste buds with a tasty chicken paella and a Spanish inspired hotdog which were widely enjoyed.
Nearly all of the musicians came from East London, and the incredible musical compilation was put together by Del from Arch 1. The musical repertoire was extremely wide-ranging offering everyone in the community a song they could enjoy listening to. For one of local musicians it was his first ever gig whilst for the more established musicians they could offer words of wisdom to the audience before they perform. Often songs from which had been written by the musicians had touching and important messages about how to keep going and do the best you can know matter what life throws at you. As the evening drew to a close a band invited the crowd to sing sweet home Canning Town as one of the final songs of the night.
This event showed the best of the local community of Canning town and showed what can be done when people collaborate and join together to enjoy each other’s company.