More than 45,000 people celebrate at the Newham Show

10 July 2018 in Events and Mayor
With temperatures soaring over 30 degrees, people from all over the borough came together as a community to take part in the activities at the annual two day Newham Show.
Saturday’s circus-themed carnival procession showed the creativity and imagination of the borough’s schools and community organisations  with a riot of colourful costumes and amazing banners.

Peter Rabbit did a story time session and meet and greet with some of our youngest residents and there were also performances from Latin group Wara who rocked the audience with their Cuban Rhythms, Stratford based Kloe Dean Myself UK Dance Company  who showed off their urban dance moves, Brasstermind, a brass band that who performed a repertoire of pop, hip soul and Afrobeat.

Barb’d Wire got the crowd moving with the blend of reggae, ska, rocksteady and lovers rock, whilst Nelson and St Helen’s Primary school choirs, raised their voices and will surely become talents of the future. Newham’s talent slot showcased some of the best youngest performers from the borough.

In the Cabaret Tent, the Strongest Lady, presented her strong woman show,  the London Chinese Acrobats showed off their dragon-dance, martial arts and acrobatics.

The tent also featured unicyclist extraordinaire Matt Pang who performed his daredevil act, The Dreamettes brought Motown glamour to the proceedings with their toe-tapping frenzy of classics from singing greats Diana Ross & The Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas and Tina Turner.

On top of this, thousands watched England beat Sweden 2-0 on a giant screen in the park,  to claim their place in the 2018 World Cup semi finals.

Sunday saw the legendary Paddington™ hit  the Main Stage for a story telling session about the Peruvian bear’s adventures and meet and greets.

Sooty, Sweep and Soo also came to the Newham  show for Sooty’s Birthday Bake Off” where they made a birthday cake to celebrate Sooty’s 50th birthday.
Happy Feet, blew away the crowd with their performance of“100 years of dance crazes in a 100 minutes.

For those who couldn’t make it to the beach, the golden sands were brought to them with the tennis courts in Central Park totally transformed into a beach with 90 tonnes of sand,  a helter-skelter and a giant paddling pool.

Newham Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz, said: “A massive thank you to the amazing residents who came along to the Newham Show at the weekend to make it such a great community event, as well as a thanks to everyone who helped put the event together. It was a colourful, inclusive family event and I really enjoyed getting to meet so many residents.”

“There were so many stand out moments from the colourful carnival to the Peruvian Bear. We also have such amazing talent in this borough and it was great to see so many of them taking centre stage with their singing and dancing performances. This event really showed how our community comes together and why putting our people will be at the heart of everything we do, always.”