Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Leabank Square Carol Singing

A great bunch of our neighbours know that we could ALL do with some cheering up at the moment!

The amazing folk at St Marys Church in Eastway have kindly volunteered to come and sing some uplifting carols for us here in Leabank Square.
On Tuesday 23 December............

They will be making their way down from the Pensioners Club (where we normally vote) at the top end of Hackney Wick Green (next to the Costcutters at the number 30 bus stop) all the way to the Leabank Square Green.

Once here (roughly 7.30pm) - they will welcome any carol singers from amongst us - to join them in cheering the whole Square up from the green. We will all then proceed to the Riverbank to see if we can drown out the Olympic noise with great music. There will be teas, coffees and mince pies for everyone to warm up with.

Once you have sung and had a cuppa - the procession will then make its way to the wonderful community centre at Living Space (41 Felstead Road) for another few songs. You are more than welcome to join the group for the short walk up Felstead Road.

We all know that Leabank Square is made up of many diverse religions, faiths, ideologies & creeds - but we have had a very rough year with all our trees chopped down and noise & dust coming over from the Olympic site - that no matter your personal beliefs - a great sing-a-long will do us all the world of good.

As the Rev Alan Piggott says - It will be wonderful for us all to just simply meet each other and have a cuppa & a few mince pies together!

Come on Leabank Square - lets get into the festive spirit - and have a great evening together.


Mohamed said...

Hi Sóna

What an excellent idea?!

Even as a muslim, I really appreciate this kind gesture from our local church.

One story we both have in common is the trumpets of Jericho, and if we can all sing louder than the soil washing machine across the canal, we may just bring the wall around the Olympics down!!

I'll be there!!


Anonymous said...

Power to your vocal cords!

Sid said...


Thanks to you & your kids for handing out all the leaflets about this event today!

Even though I can't sing to save my life, I will definetely be there. Thanks to Alan too, for organising this peaceful & friendly sing-a-long.