Carnival parade kicks off the 10th De Beauvoir Party in the Park
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Youngsters took delight in traditional games like sack racing, while adults were treated to the dulcet tones of a brass band for the 10th annual De Beauvoir Party in the Park.
Organised by the De Beauvoir Association, the hard work of its 80 committee members paid off with an afternoon of fun for all the family, with a bouncy castle, face painting, hula hooping, a magician, cup cake decorating and tombola, and every child got a free toy and book
To mark the anniversary, the party kicked off with a colourful Caribbean carnival parade around De Beauvoir Square featuring more than 35 girls from the Tropical Isles dance group in elaborate costumes.
Children were allowed to play on a fire engine which travelled from Stoke Newington following this year’s closure of Kingsland fire station just yards away from the park.
One of the organisers, Paul Bolding, said: “This is our main event of the year and it’s all about bringing the community together.
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“Everything for children is free and no one has to spend anything but we rely on attractions like the raffle and sale of Pimms to help pay for it all.”
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