Pictures: Splashing good fun at Victoria Dock’s Waterfront Festival
- Credit: Andrew Baker/Newham Council
The summer festival season ended with a bang as a spectacular firework display rounded off the Newham London Waterfront Festival on Saturday.
Catherine wheels and rockets lit up the sky to music from the James Bond films to create a magical finish to the annual event in Royal Victoria Dock. Nautical themed activities on offer earlier in the day included powerboat rides, marine knot tying workshops, boat tours of SS Robin - and the simple pleasure of rowing a boat.
Soul group The Real Thing performed a selection of their greatest hits, including crowdpleaser You To Me Are Everything while function band Candy Apple Blue entertained with Motown and funk classics and Stratford-based Reggae Choir brought some local flair.
Visitors could also learn a new skill by taking part in a steel band workshop or discover the area’s rich history during a walking tour of the docks with writer and historian Kathy Chater.
Group activeNewham provided free interactive sport and dance activities, including Zumba and Salsa dancing.
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Discounted rides on the Emirates Air Line cable car enabled visitors to take a look over the festival site from another perspective.
Click on the gallery on the right for more pictures from the day.
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