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Chingford Get Together attracts thousands

Chingford was in the party mood on Saturday (13 August) with close to 19,000 people letting their hair down at this year’s Chingford Get Together.



Ridgeway Park hosted the free, Council-organised event, at which indie band Scouting For Girls topped the bill.



Also wowing the crowds were Toploader, MOBO award winning Shola Ama, Livin’ Joy featuring Luzahnn, a stunning Whitney Houston tribute act and Walthamstow group, Blank Bibles.



Council Leader Chris Robbins said: “This year’s Chingford Get Together was another fantastic community celebration, with residents of all ages coming together and enjoying the top class entertainment on offer. Close to 19,000 people joined in the fun at the free, family-friendly event over the course of the day.”



For anyone who’s not yet had the chance to enjoy one of the Council’s Get Together events, there’s still time, with the Leytonstone Get Together on Sunday 4 September.



Taking place from 1pm to 6pm in the Church Lane area of Leytonstone town centre, the Get Together event will feature a great line-up of contemporary bands, including local home-grown talent. Don't miss fantastic headlining act The Dualers plus The SuperSkas, Chainska Brasika and The Blazing Zoos – with more still to be announced.



Alongside the stage acts there will be arts and crafts and great food and drink. This year's event will also host Waltham Forest's Urban Food Growing Festival, delivered by local arts development organisation Artillery as part of the Cultivate food growing festival.



Visitors can enter their home-grown produce, homemade preserves and home baking into the Cultivate Produce Show. There will be competition categories to suit all ages and levels of experience - sign up online at www.cultivatewf.org.



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