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A Tale of Two Cities
Title: A Tale of Two Cities
Updated: 18/11/2013 21:12:24
We are absolutely certain that everyone who reads our website news stories, should such a person exist, is very well aware that there is a great Christmas Festival in London each year running once again from November 22nd through to January 5th. Now we are delighted to tell you about another, in one of the other great capitals of this United Kingdom, and that is Edinburgh.
Running over the same period from November 22nd to January 5th, is the Edinburgh Christmas Festival featuring the giant Sky Wheel that will offer the best views of this historic city you can find. To be opened by Sir Chris Hoy (who could probably hop on his bike and rush to London to open the other one as well, but we are sure he will not bother) this is an event not to be missed. So this is a capital opportunity not to be ignored.
Great Autumn Day at the Dockside
Title: Great Autumn Day at the Dockside
Updated: 21/09/2013 15:37:50
IN 1971 David Gates wrote the first line of his famous song, saying "If a picture paints 1000 words", well we think this picture paints 1000 words about 1000 years of local history which is why we wanted to share with you this photograph of the Dockside Festival, organised by the London Borough of Newham, in September. Wonderful festival and what a great venue, a mix of London's history with the 21st century and lots of great food and entertainment capped by a superb firework display.
From the photo you can see the dockyards, food store of Britain for centuries and site of great resistance to bombing in World War II, alongside the wonderful new homes shared by all sections of our multi racial community. Well done Newham who continue to recognise and support the importance of community festivals to bring people together and make them proud of their home town of London.
London Grand Prix 2013
Title: London Grand Prix 2013
Updated: 17/07/2013 14:51:27
Hard to say how careful we are when we type Grand Prix in case of any upsetting mistyping! However we have it right, and after years of calling for a London Grand Prix we have created our own with the arrival of the wonderful Race o Rama ride for all ages and featured at all our fairs this year.
So enjoy the summer sun and race around the Race o Rama, dads, mums, children, grannies and granddads too......no one too old or too young!
Return of our fabulous family fair to east London
Title: Return of our fabulous family fair to east London
Updated: 08/07/2013 18:35:37
This coming August, our ever popular family fair will return to Barking Road Recreation Ground (between East Ham and Barking) for 10 days of mayhem and magic for all the family. This year, by popular demand (well we like it) our fair will not only include Old Macdonald's Country Fayre but also our range of white knuckle thrill rides and attractions so there will be something for all ages.
The only bad news is that the pesky Cow Character will once more be back, pestering us all and getting in all your family photos. Sorry about that but do look out for information on when Punch and Judy will come and visit and when Mary from Artbound will join us for free arts and crafts workshops
So visit Barking Road Recreation Ground whilst we are there and check out Forthcoming Fair page for more information, including the fact that we will be there for Eid too so what a wonderful time for local families to visit and celebrate this special day. Mind you, every day is special at our fairs. Even when the perishing cow is there.
Give us a Kiss FM in Finsbury Park
Title: Give us a Kiss FM in Finsbury Park
Updated: 11/04/2013 16:05:31
On Saturday 13th April, Kiss FM will be broadcasting live from our fabulous funfair in Finsbury Park giving you yet another great reason to come and join us there. So you will not only have the chance to try out our range of rides, slides and other exciting options but also to get on the radio and win a competition!
See you in Finsbury Park.
Remembering our Christmas in Bluewater
Title: Remembering our Christmas in Bluewater
Updated: 25/02/2013 19:12:53
As Spring has sprung, but the snow flakes fall, we wanted to share with you this photo of our beautiful Carousel sat in the heart of the magnificent Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent. In amongst the shops, cafes and restaurants, this lovely item was enjoyed by thousands of children whilst their parents dug deep into the family coffers to provide them with a great Christmas.
So look out for more times when you will find us in Bluewater throughout the year as we make shopping even more fun for all the family, and the imaginative team from one of Britain's best loved Malls think of even better ideas to keep you happy. And spending. but not necessarily in that order.
A Blast from our past
Title: A Blast from our past
Updated: 29/01/2013 16:26:41
From time to time we find photographs from the Manning Family scrapbook, and here is one such showing our marvellous traction engine from close on a century ago along with three generations from the Manning Family.
If anyone can identify the location and those in the photograph do come back and let us know and we will publish your story on our website.
Along with the images of our work in the 21st Century, it is great to have this link to our past and the innovations in leisure in which we always participated.
Guess who visited Santa this week
Title: Guess who visited Santa this week
Updated: 18/12/2012 15:25:04
Wonderful surprise for everyone in Santaland at Winter Wonderland yesterday when David Cameron and family took time out from their busy schedule to visit this fantastic annual festival in Hyde Park at the heart of London.
And Mr Cameron, what a gentleman he is, took a couple of minutes to have his photo taken with one of our happy team working at the event, and thank you for that. A proud member of our staff shown here, and let us hope Santa delivers the Prime Minister's family everything they want, and let us hope you follow his lead (the leader's lead if you must) and visit too.