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Alice lights the night at annual Barkingside family fun event

PUBLISHED: 16:18 02 October 2015 | UPDATED: 16:18 02 October 2015

Redbridge Police Volunteer Cadets 
join in the fun (left to right Kam, 15, Megan, 15, Jahim, 11, Rania, 15, Rebecca, 15. Picture Sandra Rowse.

Redbridge Police Volunteer Cadets join in the fun (left to right Kam, 15, Megan, 15, Jahim, 11, Rania, 15, Rebecca, 15. Picture Sandra Rowse.

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Residents enjoyed an Alice in Wonderland themed gala outside Fullwell Cross Library in celebration of Barkingside’s town square on Saturday.

Activities such as street performers, food stalls and a parade ensured people who attended the were thoroughly entertained.

The event to mark the inaugural of the Ken Aston Square began in 2014 and is quickly becoming an annual family favourite.

Cllr Dev Sharma, cabinet member for civic pride said: “I was delighted that so many residents chose to attend Light Night at Barkingside on Saturday.

“The Alice in Wonderland theme was fantastic and it was great to see so many different people of different ages enjoying themselves and dressing to suit the occasion.”

Prizes were awarded to people wearing the best child and adult costumes who then featured in a fun Queen of Hearts parade.

Cllr Sharma said that he was pleased the event has continued since its first year.

He added: “We do plan to continue the event next year, though at this time we haven’t decided what the theme will be.”

The square received a special Mayor of London’s commendation as part of the 2015 New London Architecture Awards and was shortlisted for best public space.


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