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Leytonstone Street Fest. World Music , Film, Comedy etc. FREE

Hosted by the Consul of the London World Music Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 02 Sep 12:00 - 18:00

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20m minutes from Central London

By tube: Leytonstone (Central Line), Leytonstone High Road (London Overground).

By bus: 66, 145, 257, 339, W13, W14, W15, W16, W19

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Luna will be hosting the main stage on Kirkdale Road with an excellent line up of musicians throughout the day:

Kaagô – for authentic African drumming performances with the added ‘wow’ factor of a brilliant and dedicated master drummer, Henri Gaobi, & a star performer from Ivory Coast.

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London based pop and soul band The Delegates, comprised of some of the best young jazz musicians in the country; all studying at renowned music conservatoires.

The Thumping Tommys will be playing a heady brew of Irish and American folk music performed with a distinctly English style.

Mangoseed hail from Trinidad, a Jamaica, an Ireland and a Australia and fuse funk guitar riffs and rock bass with a poetical hip hop lyrical delivery to create their own unique sound.

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The UK’s premier original rock/blues/pop band The Bad Day Blues Band

World Music at Luna - the Home of Live Music (Luna Lounge)

There will be a further two stages at Luna, featuring 10 bands and over 60 performers

Outdoor stage:

Latin dance from 11 piece band Habanera
The Swamp Stomp String Band
Robert J Hunter and his blues band
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Indoor stage:

Klezmier band Happy Bagel
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Jack Wint-Reilly & Ann Liu Cannon
The Taste of Southern Africa
British rock from April Band
Blues meets Drum and Bass from Dominic Clark

Shopping, eating and drinking

Browse arts and crafts markets from Leyton&stone Designers, a collective of designer/makers based in Leyton and Leytonstone
A delicious food festival full of local suppliers
An array of beverages on offer at our crafty beer bar

Red Imp Comedy Club

Kids shows 2 to 3pm:

MC Cerys Nelms - West Country comedian Cerys Nelmes has turned her hand to children’s comedy after the success of her Edinburgh Festival Fringe show ‘All-in-One Fun’! Oh, and she loves unicorns!
Act 1 Stu Goldsmith - Hilarious and charming veteran of the kids comedy circuit.
Act 2 Jay Foreman - A musical superstar on the kids comedy circuit with his Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children.

Family friendly shows 3.30 to 5pm:

MC Carly Smallman - sings funny songs and tells funny jokes, performing all over the UK and internationally at the best comedy clubs, theatres and festivals around. Carly has appeared doing stand-up on BBC (The Rob Brydon Show) and ITV (Viral Tap).
Act 1 Otiz Cannelloni - combining the illusion of magic and the wit of stand up to produce a hybrid comic creation.
Act 2 Tony Cowards - a rapidfire gag merchant with an arsenal full of one-liners, for laughs-per-minute he's a tough act to beat!
Act 3 Steve Gribbin - a diminutive guitar-wielding satirist from Liverpool whose scabrous comedy songs and off the wall observations have made him one of the firm favourites of the comedy circuit.

Arts, culture and craft

Art Road Show - Waltham Forest’s creative talent will be showcased in an a travelling exhibition of art submitted by community members and budding artists from in and around London. Festival goers will be able to pick their favourite art pieces, with cash prizes awarded to the winners. Curated by local arts organisation Mehraj Arts and the William Morris Gallery Young Curators.
Wildlife photography workshops - Join professional nature photographer & tutor Iain Green on a wildlife photography safari through the festival. Bring your camera (phone, compact or SLR) and Iain will help with camera settings, photography tips and wildlife spotting.
KinoVan - See a centenary of women’s suffrage on film at the #KinoVan, a travelling cinema-on-wheels, with footage from London’s Screen Archives, London Metropolitan Archives, the BFI National Archive and Royal Albert Hall.
Arts and Creative Workshops with Rang Mehraj Art.
Urban Canvas pavement artists.

Free kids activities

Storytelling
Large Inside House Soft Play, ball pit and sand pits
Crazy golf
Crazy bikes
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