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Under the Cars procession vrooms into Canning Town

Youngsters and local residents took part in the Under the Cars procession in Canning Town Youngsters and local residents took part in the Under the Cars procession in Canning Town

Monday, August 25, 2014
3:28 PM

Wacky Races had nothing on the eclectic selection of car costumes paraded through Newham during this year’s Under the Cars procession.

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Youngsters and local residents took part in the Under the Cars procession in Canning TownYoungsters and local residents took part in the Under the Cars procession in Canning Town

The brightly coloured ensemble made their way from Caravanserai to, aptly, the A13 Green beneath the Canning Town flyover for Friday’s fun-filled car-themed event.

Children were able to take part in free make your own car workshops led by Emergency Exit Arts in the days leading up to Canning Town’s answer to Under the Stars.

The event, organised by The Brick Box, also included a screening of A13: Road Movie which was created by filmmakers Rayna Nadeem and Stuart Bamforth, who live in the borough.

Live music was provided by vintage jazz band Shirt Tail Stompers while DJ Sonic manned the decks.

Kids made their own cars to take part in the Under the Cars procession in Canning TownKids made their own cars to take part in the Under the Cars procession in Canning Town

Rosie Freeman, co-director of Brick Box, said: “It was a fantastic, happy community event with a very diverse crowd.”

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