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Wood Street residents to showcase their talents at charity fundraiser event

Local musical talent will be showcased at a community event on Sunday 10th September and proceeds from cake and refreshment sales will go to a migrant charity

Credit: Wood Street Neighbourhood Music & Arts

Neighbours ;are coming together for a second year running to hold a music and arts event featuring local Wood Street talent.

The community day on 10th September at Peterhouse Church will see local musicians play a mix of blues, hip hop, folk, gospel, classical, pop, and rock ‘n’ roll. Other performances include poetry recital and modern dance. The event will also feature a photography exhibition and children’s activities will be available in the church garden.

The organisers say that last year’s event managed to raise over £500 for Waltham Forest Migrant Action (WFMA), mainly through cake sales and donations.

Event organiser Alan said: “The show offers a rich and quite experimental mix of dance, poetry and different musical styles, including blues, gospel, rap, rock and classical. [Last year] ended with a rock and roll finale which had everyone on the dance floor, and we will be seeking to recapture the magic again this year.”

Norman Minter, Chair of WFMA said: “WFMA welcomes the continued support from Wood Street Music and Arts. The demand for our services is increasing in the hostile environment that Asylum seekers, refugees and migrants face on a daily basis. All monies raised will go towards funding the WFMA weekly Support Centre and campaigning for justice for some of the most vulnerable members of our community”.

Wood Street Neighbourhood Music & Arts will take place at Peterhouse Community Centre (122 Forest Rise, E17 3PW) on Sunday 10 September between 3 and 7pm. Contact [email protected] for more information