Harvest success on Beckton farm
PUBLISHED: 15:00 05 October 2012
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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