Community comes together for Redbridge Carnival

Talented performance groups from across the borough lit up the stage at Redbridge Carnival at the weekend which was dubbed a “big success.”

The two day festival at Melbourne Field in Valentines Park, Ilford featured more than 50 acts and was headlined by Britain’s Got Talent dance specialist Aidan Davis.

Redbridge Mayor Cllr Chris Cummins, who attended on Sunday, said: “I thought the carnival went very well and was a big success.

“A lot of the emphasis on the day was trying to encourage everyone to come together and enjoy themselves.”

“There was lots going on and there was good community feel to it when the precession came in.”


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There were also performances from singer Sofia Hayat, Bollywood dancer Honey Kalaria and her academy which meets at Apples Health Studio in Eastern Avenue, Gants Hill and Sally’s Dance Academy in Ilford Lane, Ilford.

Children had the chance to learn new skills with a number of free activities on offer which included a football tournament, a Kabbadi demonstration, go-karting, multisports taster sessions.

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