Newham

Fun for the whole family at the Mayor's Newham Show

27 June 2016 in Events and Mayor
Two days packed with free fun and entertainment for the whole family will be on offer next month at the annual Mayor’s Newham Show.
Central Park, in High Street South, East Ham, will once again be transformed to host one of the biggest free events in the borough on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July – with entertainment and activities for people of all ages to enjoy. The show will run from noon until 6pm on both days.

More than 50,000 people attended last year’s show and this year’s event is set to be more exciting than ever.

Special performances by children’s TV favourite Chase & Marshall from PAW Patrol; 80s disco legends Odyssey; a seaside experience complete with 40 tonnes of sand, paddling pool and donkey rides; a tea dance; cabaret acts; arts and crafts; and sporting taster sessions will all be on offer over the weekend.

Saturday’s show will also include the climax of the Mayor’s Newham Carnival which attracts more than 2,000 participants each year. The theme for this year’s carnival is Turning the Pages to help celebrate the power of literature.

The parade will start from Rancliffe Road at 2pm before heading along High Street South, High Street North, Ron Leighton Way, Barking Road and Bartle Avenue before arriving back in Central Park at around 3pm.

Entertainment will be put on across three different stages the Main Stage, the Cabaret Tent and a special Children’s Stage with performances to keep young visitors entertained.

Odyssey will be performing on the main stage on Saturday as will BBC’s The Voice 2016 soulful contestant JJ Soulx, Newham’s Chobham Academy Choir, East London Dance presents the all-female Hip-Hop dance group Myself UK Dance Company; and children’s characters Chase & Marshall from PAW Patrol.

Rastamouse and Da Easy Crew will be appearing on the main stage on the Sunday as will Deborah Day Theatre School, Stratford based New Young Voice Collective Choir and Newham’s very own Every Child a Musician Stars Orchestra. Candy Apple Blue will perform songs appealing to all musical tastes and ITV’s Britain's Got Talent singer Jasmine Elcock will also entertain the crowds.

As well as the Children’s Stage there will be plenty to keep younger visitors amused – including activities marking 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl. His stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox and Matilda, will be brought to life. There will also be a range of street art performances, rides, quizzes and challenges.

Visit the Newham Village Fete which will have mini golf, food demonstrations, plants sales, and traditional games including skittles and coconut shy. The Hobbies Tent will allow young and old visitors to try their hand at possible new pastimes like floristry, biscuit making and balloon art.

The council’s leisure trust, activeNewham, will also be offering two days of fun, fitness and family activities right in the heart of the park. People will be able to join in free dance, aerobic and fitness sessions and discover ways to lead a fit and healthy life.

Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, said: “Once again we are putting on a two-day free spectacular of fun and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Each year the Show gets better and better and this year is no exception.

“People of all ages can enjoy the wide range of performances on offer, try their hand at a new craft, take part in a dance or exercise class or watch the colourful carnival procession. They can also find out more information about the range of services the council and other organisations provide to support the people of Newham.

“The show is a fantastic way of bringing every member of the community together and I would urge everyone to come along and enjoy the fun.”

More information about the Mayor’s Newham Show and the activities on offer over the weekend as well as timings of the performances can be found at www.newham.gov.uk/mns