Light Night went off with a bang in Barkingside

PUBLISHED: 16:42 02 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:59 03 October 2017

The death knell may have rung for long summer evenings but your mood needn’t be dark.

Spreading some joy as the seasons change, Redbridge Vision RCL organised a Light Night in Barkingside on Saturday.

Residents headed to Ken Aston Square, High Street for a cockney sing along, Indian music and Salsa dancing.

There was even a dress circle performance which incorporated an “enormous woman with sumptuously brocaded childbearing hips” who glided across the square with an orchestra beneath her petticoat.

Aldborough Hatch resident Ron Jeffries had a great time.

He said: “It was a great community event with members of the diverse community getting together for an afternoon and evening of fun and dance.”

Visitors could participate in workshops, interactive performance and sample cuisines from around the world at market stalls.

And for those who wanted to simply take in the experience, which was a feast for your senses, residents could watch a Bollywood dance parade.

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