We cordially invite everyone to come together for a FREE FAMILY FUN DAY this Sunday! On from 12pm - 6pm in Langthorne Park, Leytonstone E11 4JT.
A huge array of storytelling, dance, procession, nature, creative workshops and a free community feast - all co-created with and by residents of the borough!
Author Benji Davies will be reading from the book which has inspired us all, 'Grandad's Island' and residents from Waltham Forest will also be reading the book in some of the many languages from our neighbourhoods based on The Babel Project created by The Mill. Pupils from Downsell Primary School will treat us to a dance performance, Fantasy Flow choreographed with X7eaven Performing Arts Academy. We'll have our own choir of Grandad's thanks to the Three Valleys Male Voice Choir. See the bird population of the park grow as artist Del Taylor leads us on a procession in the park made up of giant bird puppets created by William Morris Ward residents.
You can listen to the Sound Symphony created by pupils at Willow Brook and Riverley Primary Schools led by artist Helen Maurer. You can settle down in the Story Den crafted by Jane Frost and residents of Wood Street.
You can step inside Grandad's Shed to find a micro-cinema screening films created among the island sets artist Alexandra McKenzie made with young people in Leyton Manor Park.
You can share in Grandad’s fascination with creatures and their habitats, and meet Suntrap and some of their non-native animals including hissing cockroaches!
More chances to get creative throughout the afternoon with activities around the park. Join in the Tree Treasure Hunt with Poppy Flint, go pond dipping with The Conservation Volunteers or write letters to loved ones on vintage typewriters with Scribble and Smudge.
You can craft your own nautical hats with Vanessa or join Louise Weir who will lead drawing workshops with Middlesex University students to capture the day’s festivities, flora and fauna of the park.
There'll be something for everyone on Grandad's Island in Langthorne Park and we look forward to seeing you there!