Roman Road festival 2016

Roman Road Summer Festival 2016 flyer

A reminder that, if you’re looking for free things to do to occupy you and the kids this weekend, the Roman Road festival is back.

Roman Road Summer Festival is set to return for its third year and will showcase the best of the East End’s talent, heritage, culture and arts all provided in partnership with local businesses, schools and groups.

The festival will take place on Sunday 24th July between 11am and 7pm and includes all the below plus more being added all the time.

For updates join our Festival Facebook event and follow Roman Road LDN on Twitter.

  • 11am-12noon Music and inspiring talks from Sunday Assembly East End, our local branch of Sunday Assembly, the ‘global movement of wonder and good’
  • 12.15-12.40 Rebirth Network Hip Hop dance display
  • 13.25-13.45 Taal Torongo Bangladeshi folk dance display
  • 13.55-14.20 Roman Road Pop-Up Choir; come along and learn a song. No experience or talent necessary.
  • 14.35-14.35 Music from ELAM featuring local up and coming bands from the pioneering East London Academy of Music
  • 15.50-16.20 Ruth Johnson semi-finalist of The Voice
  • 16.35-17.25 African blues and jazz musician Muntu Valdo
  • 17.40-18.30 Funk and Motown band Freddy and the Freeloaders fresh from Glastonbury
  • 18.45-19.00 Synchronised psychedelic dance performance from Action Men to round off the festival

You can read up on the history of Roman Road here: http://eastlondonhistory.com/2012/11/29/photos-of-roman-road-bow-and-bethnal-green/

About John Rennie

Writing about East London history. Sub at Daily Express. Teaching journalism at City University London. One presented a TV show called the Unsellables and the BT Walletwatcher blog. West Ham fan. Native of Basildon
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