Roman Road festival to end with a bang on Sunday
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This week Roman Road has played host to a cultural extravaganza – and the eight-day event is set to end with a bang on Sunday.
So far the festival has showcased heritage, entertainment and businesses from the area through events dotted up and down the well-known Bow road.
The festival, staged in shops and businesses in the area, ran from Sunday, June 29 and ends with a street party on Sunday, July 6.
It features a pop-up cinema, art displays, pizza-making, circus skills, music, spa sessions, DJ mixing, and a monologue from renowned local playwright Simon Stephens.
The closing street party will include music performances, children’s entertainment, a host of stalls and the men’s Wimbledon final shown live on a big screen.
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Each of the Tower Hamlets wards has its own resident-run forum, which is tasked with spending up to £10,000 on enhancing the local community.
The Bow forum has part-funded the festival using some of its allocated budget.
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Festival director, Tabitha Stapely, explained the festival wouldn’t be happening without the support of the Mayor’s local community ward forum.
She added: “These things do cost quite a lot of money and it’s fantastic to get this support from your community.
“This festival is a way to use the forums to reach out to the community. To be able to make our village a village again is a great way to create a sense of identity and place.”
All events are free, although one or two will ask for a charity donation, and shops and businesses are offering special offers, discounts and rare treats during the festival.
For full details of the Roman Road Festival visit romanroadlondon.com/festival