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Mudchute Farm lends animals for Isle of Dogs nativity procession

PUBLISHED: 12:55 09 December 2013 | UPDATED: 12:55 09 December 2013

A donkey from Mudchute Farm

A donkey from Mudchute Farm

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Isle of Dogs residents would be forgiven for thinking they were in Bethlehem as a nativity procession took to the streets yesterday.

Christ Church, Mudchute Farm and The Space arts centre teamed up for the event, which featured both children and adults playing Biblical characters.

Two donkeys from Mudchute Farm headed up the procession, which travelled from Christ Church to Mudchute Farm.

It passed a number of actors playing roles such as the wise men and King Herod before reaching the crib.

Mudchute Farm and Christ Church have been holding the living crib, which sees children dressed as shepherds and angels join the farm’s animals for a play, but this is the first time The Space has got involved and organised a procession.

Adam Hemming, the centre manager of The Space said that a number of people who were passing along Manchester Road were intrigued by what was going on and stopped to watch the procession go by.

He said: “We had about 20 people in the procession and another 30 to 40 at the living crib.

“This is the first time we’ve done the procession but I’m really pleased with how it went.

“We’re hoping to be able to do it again next year.”

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