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Harvest success on Beckton farm

PUBLISHED: 15:00 05 October 2012

The Vivace Choir supported by the Community Links in-house singers at Newham City Farm.

The Vivace Choir supported by the Community Links in-house singers at Newham City Farm.

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Newham City Farm held their first Harvest celebration last weekend just as we entered the autumn season.

Around 150 families and friends turned up for a concert among the animals on the farm in Beckton to listen to the 14-strong, critically-acclaimed The Vivace Choir who sand for free alongside volunteers from the in-house choir at Community Links, a charity based in Canning Town.

Visitors enjoyed classic, modern, and traditional music against the backdrop of the charity’s farm at dusk while proceeds from tickets sales raised £350 to maintain the attraction.

Kevin Jenkins, co-founder of Community Links, said: “A truly iconic evening, our heartfelt appreciation and thanks to Vivace for making it all possible and to everyone who came and supported the evening.”

The Harvest celebration was such a success that Kevin is considering making the event an annual fixture in the farm’s diary.


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