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Mayor’s Newham Show Block out your diary on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July as the Mayor’s Newham Show returns to Central Park for a weekend of family friendly fun and games.

Go crazy for the Mayor’s Newham Carnival A taste of South America comes to High Street South as the Mayor’s Newham Carnival returns to East Ham to start a great weekend of free entertainment. Taking place on Saturday 12 July from 2pm, the vibrant carnival is a chance for children, young people, schools and community groups to get together and set the streets ablaze with vivid colours, hip shaking dancing and eclectic music. This year’s event is inspired by the 2014 World Cup, taking place in the carnival capital of the world: Brazil. Expect samba, steel bands, salsa and more. Whether you’re taking part or want to be one of the thousands that line the streets to cheer on participants, grab your maracas and get into the party mood. Camp it up It’s not too late to get involved in this year’s carnival. Carnival camps, where you can make decorations for a float and help create carnival costumes and other items, will be taking place from 2-5pm and 6-8pm on Tuesday 8, Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 July at the Café in Central Park, E6. To book your free place email


Seaside If you like to be beside the seaside then head to Central Park. Our traditional British beach has huts, a helter-skelter, buckets and spades, a paddling pool and even some donkeys. Bring a bathing suit, a towel and chill out to a live steel band on a deckchair.

2014 Line the streets of East Ham Saturday 12 July, 2pm

You can view the Mayor’s Newham Carnival on the junction of White Horse Road and High Street South on Saturday 12 July at 2pm, or see it anywhere on the route below.

Carnival Route



Children and under fives area This year we invite you down the rabbit hole to join Alice in Wonderland. Join the Mad Hatter at his tea party, help the White Rabbit plant lettuce in his garden, play croquet with the Queen of Hearts and find your way through the Cheshire Cat’s maze. Enjoy a game of giant chess, tower above your friends at a stilt walking workshop or build a Jabberwocky. Have a laugh in Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum’s hall of mirrors. Join the Walrus for a

Fun and games If you have a need for speed, race to the finish line with radio-controlled cars, feel the wind beneath your wings on a bouncy castle, or try your luck in our treasure hunt.

dance workshop and blow bubbles among giant mushrooms in the Caterpillar’s garden. Little Alice’s Under Fives Area provides a safe and fun environment for tiny tots with play frames, slides and rockers. There’s also a Nipperzone with toddler friendly fun and games, as well as a baby-changing area and milk warming facilities.

More than 100,000 people attend our free summer events every year and enjoy entertainment, top musicians, local talent, fireworks and so much more. This year promises to be as exciting as ever. Our summer starts with a weekend of free family fun at the Mayor’s Newham Show on 12 and 13 July in Central Park. It continues in fantastic style with the four-day free music extravaganza Under the Stars, from 14 to 17 August, before a spectacular fireworks finale at the Newham London Waterfront Festival in the Royal Docks on 20 September. This guide tells you everything you need to know about these and other great events. I’m looking forward to another spectacular summer and I hope to see you all at our free events.

Pirates ahoy! Story builder pirates from Stratford’s Discover centre will lead families on a treasure hunt around the show site before returning to the Discover story yurt for a story.

Sir Robin Wales Mayor of Newham



Newham Village Fete From traditional fairground stalls to the animals of Newham City Farm, the Newham Village Fete will transport you from the hustle and bustle of the city to the tranquillity of country life.

Food Adventures Head here for cooking demonstrations, butter making, flour milling and more.

If you Play Your Cards Right, with some skill or a bit of luck you might walk away with a prize from one of our fairground style games. Get a warm welcome from one of many roving entertainers, before meeting sheep, rabbits and ferrets from Newham City Farm and trying some fresh honey. The London Fire Brigade will set the show ablaze with their demonstration on how to handle small fires. Sign up to be a police cadet, or play detective and learn about forensics in the minicrime scene. Try on some Army kit, discover how to set sail with the sea cadets or have a go at mini-pioneering with the Newham Scouts.

Hobbies Take up a hobby and learn a new skill. Try balloon craft, jewellery making, floristry, water colour painting and more. The East London Model Railway Club is back, and Newham Writers will be on hand to provide you with some literary inspiration.


Jam Bring your homemade fruit preserves to the Show. Chutney Bring your best homemade chutney.

Great Newham Bake Off

Visit newhamshow for details of prizes, more information and terms and conditions.

Take your cake to the Best in Show tent to enter our baking competition and win some super prizes. Best of your cakes Theme your cake around Great British sporting events. Children’s cupcake challenge Great British sporting events Open to under 16s. Create six identical cupcakes themed around GB sporting events.


Main stage entertainment If you want to be entertained by the best talent Newham has to offer, head to the main stage forr more than 20 acts including awesome bands, dynamic dancers and soulful singers, as well as some very special guests. On Saturday at 12.30pm we e welcome welc we co om me Bob the Builder, who will be e joined join ne ed on o stage by his friends Wendy and and Spud Spu ud for Never Mind the Breezeblocks. lo loc ock cks.. Bob Bob o the Builder, Wendy and Spud ud will w ll then wi the hen n be making personal appearances anc ces es rva rv as al in the children’s area at intervals throughout the afternoon – d don’t on’tt forget your camera! Find out ut more about all the acts visit mm mer e

Have a Blooming great time On Sunday at 12.45pm we welcome Cbeebies green-fingered favourite Mr Bloom, who will entertain Newham’s ‘tiddlers’ with songs and tales from his allotment. Mr Bloom will be inspiring Ne ewh ham s tiddlers tid ddl dler e s wi w ith hh iss high hig igh gh Newham’s with his

energy, interactive show. Join him to learn about nature and care for the environment in a fun way. We caught up with Mr Bloom on his allotment to ask what we can expect from him at the Show. “I’ve been busy harvesting my fa favo avo our uritite vegetable, urit vve e ege geta ge favourite asparagus, in my a lo al otm tmen en e nt and and now no n o I’m growing lots allotment o sunfl su un nflflow ow wer e s. s of owers. “I’I’m m really real re allyy looking al lo oo o “I’m forward to meeting the boys boyyss and bo and nd girls gir from Newham. the T erre’ Th e’llll be be lots lo ots ts of o singing, dancing, There’ll ga g ame es and and lots an lo ots ts of chat. I’ll need some games titidd ddle erss to to come co ome me and help me, and for tiddlers

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everyone to sing songs from the show. Mums and dads can join in too so start practising and I’ll see you at the Mayor’s Newham Show.”

Destination Newham Immerse yourself in an interactive tour of the borough and discover how major regeneration projects are transforming the area. Take part in the Destination Newham Quiz to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes.

Jobs and Skills Find out how Workplace can support you into work and develop your skills across a range of different areas. You can also dress for success in our fun photo booth.



Marking the centenary of World War I This year marks 100 years since the start of World War I, the conflict that changed history, the maps of the world and took the lives of eight million soldiers and nine million civilians. In east London, more men volunteered than anywhere else in the country. The Cenotaph in Central Park will be the base for an array of exhibits looking back at what life was like in Newham in 1914. Trench warfare Find out what it was like for the soldiers on the front line in the trench experience – a carefully reconstructed replica trench. The trench will feature a bolt hole and bunker made from timber and corrugated iron to give a true to life experience. As well as an overview of local people whose names have been immortalised on the Cenotaph, the area will contain exhibits on Little Germany and the Home Front in Newham. You can also try on period costumes.

1st Essex Volunteer Regiment, 1917

The Victoria Cross Learn about the lives of five Newham residents who received the Victoria Cross: Bernard Matthew Cassidy, John Travers Cornwell, George Leslie Drewry, Harold Sanford Mugford and Edgar Kinghorn Myles.

Central Park War Memorial

East Ham gun day, 1918


To find out more about local history contact Newham Heritage and Archives, Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, E15. Call 020 3373 6881, email archiveslocalstudies@ or visit or


Life is a cabaret Always colourful and always flamboyant, there’s a lot more to cabaret than loungesingers. With performances ranging from retro-style music hall to cutting edge, close up magic to Alice in Wonderland and Asian Elvis, Sal Bashir, no two shows are quite the same. This year we also bring you some superb acts to mark the centenary of World War I. The Mayor’s Newham Show has collected some top talent, rolled them in sequins and squeezed them into one tent.

Saturday 12 July

Sunday 13 July

Mad Hatter’s Circus Join characters from Alice in Wonderland, including Alice, the Tweedles and the Mad Hatter, as they entertain you with juggling, contortionism, fire, acrobatics and slapstick comedy.

Tea for Two A hilarious retro magic spoof, uniquely blending magic, theatre, comedy and circus skills. Bella Kinetica The award-winning contemporary circus company that specialises in death defying roller-skating and high drama with glamour. Hoop La La The world record-breaking hula hoop trio from Britain’s Got Talent perform their risqué 1920s bathing beauty show with dance, hand-balancing and hoops.

Billy Kidd (below) Specialising in close up street magic, Billy’s high energy show is filled with mind reading and magic designed to amaze you and make you laugh.

The Majorettes (above) This exciting hula hoop troupe is fronted by Marawa the Amazing, as seen on Britain’s Got Talent. Their unique and visually stunning performance is not to be missed.

Fiona Harrison With a voice in a million, Fiona encourages you to Keep the Home Fires Burning in this World War I centenary music hall show.

Lorrie Brown and the Flanagan and Allen tribute show Lorrie recreates the act of famous music hall artiste Marie Lloyd with sing-along classics, while Flanagan and Allen invite you to Pack Up Your Troubles and go back in time with songs from World War I and Oh What a Lovely War. World War I centenary tea dances Join us on Saturday and Sunday for our afternoon tea dance – and win great prizes in our free raffle.

Sal Bashir as Asian Elvis (above) – the one and only Sal gets us All Shook Up with his Elvis tribute act.



Health and fitness We bring together a mix of experts on a range of topics to help you find out how healthy you are and what you can do to make yourself even better.

Health and Wellbeing Find out about local health services and enjoy health-related activities.

Sport and fitness

Free wellbeing checks Give your body a wellbeing check, eye test or open wide for a free dental examination. Get your blood pressure tested, and find out more about your risk of stroke. Have a pin prick blood test to find out if you are at risk of diabetes or get advice on stopping smoking.


activeNewham The borough’s leisure trust’s top instructors will be revealing their secrets to great health and fitness. Join free interactive dance, aerobic and fitness activities or relax with showcase demonstrations. You can also try: • rugby • football • basketball • table tennis • rowing • wheelchair basketball • tennis • wheelchair tennis • BMX • cricket • athletics. Newham Volunteers Take some time out to speak to our volunteers, find out what they do and how you can make a difference in the community.

activeNewham Parks Head to the bowling green and community gardens to find out how you can get active in Newham’s green spaces. Try your hand at lawn bowls, find out about conservation or join Gardening Thymes for a planting session.

Free bike service Get your wheels in motion with a free cycle service by Doctor Bike, who can also undertake minor repairs.

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Ooh la la, Let’s Get

the Party Started

On Monday 7 July the Tour de France will roll into Newham. We’re inviting you to take celebrations up a gear and have a wheelie great time with your friends and neighbours. If you’ve got an idea for an event a Let’s Get the Party Started (LGtPS) grant could help fund it. Newham Council’s LGtPS grant programme is a chance for residents to get together and have a good time with help of a grant of £250, or £500 in exceptional cases. With all schools closed and traffic disruption expected on race day, why not say adieu to the commute, bid bonjour to the riders as they whizz through the borough and celebrate with a French or

cycling themed event. We’re giving you carte blanche to come up with ideas for your event. Why not have a ‘no pain no gain’ competition where you ask your friends and neighbours to take part in a pastry competition. Think up games like giant Jenga Eiffel Tower or hold a disco where everyone wears a yellow jersey and you only play French songs. More than 200,000 people have

already enjoyed a LGtPS event, which encourages residents to get together through community events to form lasting bonds and networks. Your event doesn’t have to be themed. And as long as it is a one-off and is open to everyone in the community we can help make it happen. Visit to find out more and apply.



Join us for east London’s biggest free music event – Under the Stars. For four nights, from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 August, at Central Park, High Street South, East Ham, you can hear a different musical flavour. It starts with some of the biggest disco divas to ever grace the dance floor – Sister Sledge. This is followed on Friday with Eastern Beats, classic rock on Saturday and orchestral fireworks on Sunday. Gates open at 6.30pm each night.

THURSDAY 14 AUGUST – LOST IN MUSIC Best known for the classic disco hits produced with Nile Rogers and Bernard Edwards of Chic, Sister Sledge are taking you back to the ‘70s and the heady days of New York’s Studio 54. Light up the mirror ball and get ready to get your groove on. Ever since their breakthrough, triple platinum album, We are Family, the real life sisters who make up Sister Sledge have become one of the world’s most successful female bands, gathering more than 100 awards. Their timeless album features We are Family, He’s the Greatest Dancer, Lost in Music and the classic love song Thinking of You. Later hits included Got to Love


Somebody, All American Girls, and the UK number one Frankie. Taking to the stage at 9pm, Sister Sledge will be performing their full show, featuring hit after hit. Get ready to freak out and boogie all night long.

“Thinking of You” and very much looking forward to performing “Under the Stars” in Central Park… With you joining us on 14 August, we’ll be “living in ecstasy”! Sister Sledge

Sister Sledge



The Sufi Touch

Let us transport you to the Indian subcontinent with bhangra beats, haunting qawwali and high energy dance.

Malkit Singh

The king of bhangra, Malkit Singh MBE returns to Under the Stars for an infectious, hip shaking, live music set spanning three decades of the bhangra heavyweight’s repertoire of popular classics and modern day hits. With 22 albums under his belt, Malkit is recognised in the Millennium Edition of the Guinness Book of World Records as the best selling bhangra solo artist in the world. One hour in his company will show you why. Expect dhol beats, captivating vocals and some of the best bhangra music of all time. The Sufi Touch brings the

traditional sounds of qawwali from the east to East Ham. More than 700 years old, qawwali music is a form of musical poetry with a clasical touch. This is truly a style which lets the music do the talking. Lead vocalist Hunterz will present mainstream hits with a qawwali twist, as well as give audiences a taste of the genre in its simplest and purest form. The K-Spark Dancers will perform their lively dance routine and get you into the groove with Karan’s Bollywood Masterclass against a backdrop of traditional, hip-hop and contemporary music. Join them as they show you how to throw a shape with two left feet.

Team PBN

to create TeamPBN, a new and unique sound that’s preparing to take the desi music scene by storm.

Avina Shah

Don’t miss rising star Avina Shah. Performing since the age of three, Avina writes her own songs and has performed in both English and Hindi around the world to huge public praise. Come early to enjoy her dulcet tones and the antics of the BBC Asian Network’s Tommy Sandhu, who is your host for the evening.

Over the last decade PBN has produced dancefloor hits that are not to be missed. Now he is collaborating with two fresh voices



SATURDAY 16 AUGUST – LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER In 1969 The Rolling Stones played Hyde Park and it became one of the most famous gigs of all time. Forty-five years later, The Counterfeit Stones will be playing tribute to the rock masters with a brilliant performance at Under the Stars. With classic songs like (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, Brown Sugar, Jumpin’ Jack Flash and Paint it

Black The Counterfeit Stones will take you on a chronological journey through the musical history of The Rolling Stones. The Counterfeit Stones skilfully mix vintage instruments, retro é costumes and an irreverent, risqué humour. Model Jerry Hall called them “hilarious” and the Guardian said they were: “better than the originals”. n The Counterfeit Stones have been thrilling sold-out crowds around the globe for 20 years and you can experience them for free at Under the Stars. With ten parts music and one part humour, it’s phoney rock ‘n’ roll, but you’ll like it.

The Counterfeit Stones




If you Still Haven’t Found what you’re looking for, look no further because supporting The Counterfeit Stones are U2-2, the world’s longest running U2 tribute show who have played more than 1,000 concerts on three continents. Their last visit to Newham saw them deliver two private performances to the Irish Olympic team. With or Without You they will be performing in Central Park, Where the Streets Have No Name, and guarantee to move you in Mysterious Ways. With two such iconic bands performing on one stage, it’s going to be a Beautiful Day.


SUNDAY 17 AUGUST ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE PARK: THE RPO RETURNS Founded in 1946, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has enjoyed more than 65 years of success worldwide. They return to Newham for their much loved, live classical music set which completes four days of fabulous free music with a bang. As part of commemorations marking the centenary of World War I, the event will be opened by 7 Rifles Waterloo Band and Bugles who will perform regimental music. The RPO’s Resound will take to the stage with children from Newham’s Every Child a Musician programme, who will showcase the skills that they om the RPO experts. have learned from Around 50 world-class musicians will then perform two sets of popular classics,, which includes World War I and II songs such as It’s a Long Way to Tipperary and We’ll Meet Again. The evening culminates with a breathtaking, unmissable, fireworks finale. “The Royal Philharmonic is delighted to be taking part in Under the Stars again. The RPO enjoys a very close relationship with the London Borough of Newham and our players look forward to this event each year.” Ian Maclay, Managing Director, RPO

YOU CHOOSE, THEY PLAY The Audience Choice spot returns to Under the Stars on Sunday 17 August. Residents can choose a piece of classical music for the RPO to play this year as part of their set. People are asked to vote for their favourite from: > Offenbach – Orpheus in the Underworld (Can-Can) > Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro: Overture > Dvorak – Slavonic Dance op.46, No.8 > Wagner – Die Walkuere: The Ride of the Valkyries > Delius – Summer Night on the River. To vote for your favourite, or to listen to the selection, visit e where you can also nominate any orchestral piece that you would like to hear next year at the RPO’s 2015 visit to Under the Stars.

Under the Stars for beginners There is no vehicle parking available. Visitors are encouraged to use public transport. Cycle parking is available in the park, next to the High Street South entrance gate. Bikes are not permitted at Under the Stars. Catering and a bar are available on site. You can bring your own food and drink, but no glass bottles are allowed. Limited seating is available on a first come, first served basis (not at Eastern Beats). No dogs, except guide dogs, are allowed. You may be searched as a condition of entry. Visit for more details.

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COCA-COLA ZERO PARKLIVES Summer is nearly here and Coca-Cola Zero ParkLives is a great way to enjoy your local park with family and friends. Come along to one of the Newham park venues to experience Coca-Cola Zero ParkLives. You can join in with a range of free, fun activities from Ultimate Frisbee and rounders to Zumba and much more. Free, fun and local, Coca-Cola Zero ParkLives is a new programme of more than 3,000 activities running throughout the summer for everyone to enjoy. Come along to a special, free event on Thursday 24 July, from 9.30am, at Stratford Park, West Ham Lane, E15, to find out what’s happening or visit to see the full programme of activities. You can also sign up and be one of the first to find out what’s happening at your local park every day between June and September. Coca-Cola Zero ParkLives in Newham is part of a national campaign to get one-million people in the UK active by 2020. So just going along to your local park to join in the fun could help take you one step closer to a happier, healthier lifestyle. Activities are open to all. An adult must accompany children aged under 12 participating in any ParkLives activity and remain for the whole session.


Discover ParkLives at: Canning Town Recreation Ground Prince Regent Lane, E16 Central Park High Street South, E6 Gooseley Playing Field St Albans Avenue, E6 Little Ilford Park Church Road, E12 Memorial Recreation Ground Memorial Avenue, E15

Visit regularly to find out what’s happening in your area.

Newham Leisure Centre Prince Regent Lane, E13 Plashet Park Plashet Grove, E7 Royal Victoria Gardens Pier Road, E16 Stratford Park West Ham Lane, E15 West Ham Park Upton Lane, E7

GREAT events

Roof East

Mayor’s Newham Show

London’s newest rooftop bar, cinema and urban park opens on Thursday 26 June on the top level of the Stratford Shopping Centre car park. Open: Tuesday to Friday, 5-11pm Saturday, 12-11pm Sunday, 12-10.30pm

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July, 12noon-6pm Kick off the World Cup with a Rio style carnival and finish the day in a deckchair by the beach. With Bob the Builder, Alice in Wonderland and a mischievous cabaret tent, where else could you be but the Mayor’s Newham Show in Central Park, East Ham.

A13 Green Another fantastic programme of events is planned for Terry Spinks Place in Canning Town this year. There will also be a chance to comment on the proposals for the future landscaping of the area. Visit uk/summer for the latest updates on A13 Green. Tour de France Monday 7 July The world’s biggest bike race comes to Newham. Why not make a day of it? Visit uk/tourdefrance

Royal Victoria Beach Monday 14 July to Sunday 31 August, 10am-8pm London’s biggest urban beach is back! Come down to Royal Victoria Dock, E16, to feel the sand between your toes or relax on a deckchair. For more information visit www. The National Lottery Newham London Anniversary Run Sunday 20 July, 10am If you’re not running, come

down to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20, and cheer the runners on.

Sunday – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and firework spectacular Central Park, East Ham.

Under the Stars Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 August, from 6.30pm Newham’s biggest live music event is back, featuring: Thursday – Sister Sledge Friday – Eastern Beats Saturday – The Counterfeit Stones and U2-2

The Newham London Waterfront Festival Saturday 20 September, 2-8pm A free family day by the docks. Royal Victoria Dock, E16, with fireworks finale. For more information visit summer

Win a £200 Westfield shopping voucher To be in with a chance of winning, just fill in this entry form and hand it in at the Community Zone at the Mayor’s Newham Show on Saturday 12 or Sunday 13 July, where children can also get a free helium balloon. Competition only open to Newham residents. Entrants must be 16 years and over. The winning entry will be drawn after 5pm on Sunday 13 July. I am a Newham resident Name Postcode Email Tel We would like to contact you in the future by email with information about other Newham Council events and services. Your details will not be passed on to any third party. If you wish not to be contacted, please tick the box .




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Saturday 20 September 2014 2-8pm Royal Victoria Dock, E16 FREE family fun by the docks including: live music stage water based activities including free boat rides free children’s activities and entertainment spectacular fireworks display - 7.45pm food village historic walking tours @NewhamLondon #NewhamLWF facebook/newhamevents Event subject to change


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