Roman Road will celebrate the Queen’s Birthday in true East End style and everybody is invited to join in the fun. The event is free and our wonderful Amanda, Monday's Crafting is Connecting tutor within The Create Place, will be making rosettes and medals by hand.
If you are in the area or passing, please say hello as Amanda will be representing The Create Place and all the amazing creative activity that happens in our studio.
More details below:
· Right Royal Bake-off competition. Local bakers experienced and novices, young and old are invited to contribute a cake or bake that is ‘fit for a Queen’. Prizes await kids and adults. Bring cakes at 2p.m. for judging at 3p.m.
· Knobbly Knees contest – is this what they mean by a knees up? Local residents are invited to roll their trouser legs up for this fun event. Judging at 2.30p.m.
· Communal tea table. Sit and enjoy cake and chat with local neighbours. Sandwiches and cake available from Woodcraft Folk and the Scouts who are fundraising for their summer camps.
· Learn to play the Spoons. Free workshop to learn the art of spoon playing. Ends with a special regal performance by the newly formed Roman Road Spoons Orchestra. Workshop starts 11.30a.m.
· Free all day craft workshops including Make a Crown, Decorate a Cupcake and Make a Medal.
· Become King or Queen of Roman Road! After a simple coronation ceremony, newly crowned locals are invited to proclaim what they would do to improve Roman Road and how.
· Giant street games including school fete stalwart Splat the Rat.
· All day buskers to evoke the party spirit.
· Profits from sandwich and cake sales will be shared with Bow Foodbank.
The party is held at the Roman Road Yard Market, a new Saturday market on Roman Road located in the Roman Road car at the junction of Roman Road and St Stephen’s Road in Bow.
The Queen’s Birthday Tea event is delivered by Roman Road Trust; a Community Interest Company working on the regeneration of Roman Road. Local civil engineering company J.B. Riney & Co Ltd kindly sponsors the event.
Roman Road Trust is also responsible for the annual Roman Road Festival, which attracts 4000 visitors.
Councillor Josh Peck says “The Roman Road Trust have been doing great work to bring more people to shop and socialise on the Roman, to help its ongoing regeneration and this latest event is another chance for people to support their local high street whilst having a nice time. What better way to celebrate the Queen's birthday than by sharing cake with friends and neighbours from across Bow?”