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Leytonstone abuzz with food, fun and festival fever

More than 7,000 people sampled what was on offer at this year’s Leytonstone Get Together – with the borough’s very own food growing festival one of many highlights.

Taking place on Sunday 4 September, the popular community event featured a fantastic menu of events and activities alongside a great line-up of contemporary bands, from local home-grown talent and beyond.

Headlining the Get Together, which swept through the streets of the town centre, was The Dualers plus The SuperSkas, Chainska Brasika and The Blazing Zoos.

There were many local arts and crafts stalls for visitors to discover, along with Waltham Forest's Urban Food Growing Festival, delivered by local arts development organisation Artillery as part of the borough-wide food festival Cultivate.

Visitors entered their home-grown produce, homemade preserves and home baking into the Cultivate Produce Show, which boasted competition categories to suit all ages and levels of experience.

As if that wasn’t enough, there was also a whole host of fun walking and cycling activities throughout the day too, giving people the chance to find out how to get walking and cycling more in Waltham Forest.

Council Leader Chris Robbins said: “Sunday’s event really was a fantastic community get together with so much going on for visitors to enjoy.

“Whilst it may have been the last of our big summer events for 2016, it’s by no means the end of this year’s fun, free and family friendly activities in Waltham Forest.

“For starters, our Feel Good Festival is running throughout all of September. Filled with sport, activity and healthcare activities for all ages and abilities, we hope to see as many residents as possible taking part in some way.”

Find out more about the Feel Good Festival at, or pick up a guide at one of the Council’s leisure centres or public buildings.

Discover what’s going on as part of the Cultivate Festival by visiting, and keep up to date with all the latest news and events by following @wfcouncil on Twitter.

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