Over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, 1st – 2nd August the residents of Barking Riverside, in conjunction with Creative Barking & Dagenham, are putting on a circus extravaganza.

There will be lots of food and drink stalls, together with arts and craft stalls. Bouncy castles, face-painting, balloon art, dancing and sports.

The circus performers will be showing off their skills on the high wire, trapeze, aerial hoops, hula hoops and much, much more.

On the afternoon of the first day our Creekmouth Heritage artist, Dave Taylor, will be officially launching his artwork, “As One” which is in Rivergate Square.  The ‘orb’  consists of four sections, depicting maritime, industry, nature and community with a blue tiled, River Roding, running through the middle. Around the base of the globe, fellow artist, David Mackie, has installed paving with names and quotes from people who lived in Creekmouth Village.

Rivergate Centre

The Creekmouth Preservation Society will also have a stall on the Saturday. We will be explaining the origins of the road names around the area. For instance: Did you know that Minter Road was named after the very first Schoolmaster at the tiny, Creekmouth  School, Charles Minter. His wife, Anne, was Schoolmistress. A very fitting name for the road where the new George Carey School ins situated.

The weekend is going to be a huge event so please come along and support the local community and, in particular, all the hard work that has been done by Yvonne Thompson and her helpers.

 


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