Hundreds of residents get creative at Ilford arts festival and outdoor cinema
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Hundreds of neighbours visited a mini arts festival in Ilford, including what is believed to be Redbridge’s first outdoor cinema on Saturday.
Local artists gave masterclasses in metal sculpture, origami and plaster casts in Toronto Road, which was closed off all day for the event.
Visitors made bunting with dedications to friends and family and tried their hand at different crafts.
Those feeling more energetic had a go at different sports with Jeffrey Nkrumah from Ilford Athletics Club and tried Zumba - a form of dance exercise.
Bands and musicians from the Redbridge Music Lounge provided entertainment until the festival closed with an open-air screening of film Mamma Mia!.
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Organiser Ros Southern, chairman of the Redbridge Green Fair, said the event built on the community spirit of street parties held in adjoining Auckland Road.
She added: “The residents were bowled over by it - they couldn’t believe how lovely it is to have a road where children can play safely and neighbours who had never spoken were introducing themselves.
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“It was nice to give people an experience of art.”
Nearly all the artists and entertainers at the festival came from the Commonwealth Estate for the “low carbon” event.