Wanstead residents annual festival to attract thousands of people to 'Jamboree'

Wicker statue at last years festival (credit Howard Smeed and Tim Sullivan)

Wicker statue at last years festival (credit Howard Smeed and Tim Sullivan)

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter, covering the Epping Forest district. Call me on 07824 530 130

The annual Music in Wanstead Park festival will take place next Saturday.

There will be ‘a melee of jazz, folk, rock and pop’ music at the event in Temple Garden.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to play their own music with ukelele and drumming workshops in the acoustic tent with special guests ‘Iroko African Drumming Jamboree’.

There will be a host of activities for the children and adults alike with a climbing wall, football, spaceball, ‘It's a Knock-Out’, trampolines as well as professional theatre troupe and stilt walkers.

Over 3000 people attended last year’s event, which is run entirely by the ‘Aldersbrook Families Association’ for the local community.

The event is sponsored by Redbridge Council and the City of London let the festival organisers use the Park.

The festival is from 2pm to 9pm, all day tickets are £10, concessions £5 and for under-4s it is free.

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