Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Lockner's 'Big Lunch' and 'Artists in De Beauvoir'

This weekend saw two great events happening in the north of De Beauvoir and De Beauvoir's councillors were very pleased to be able to attend both.

Lockner's 'Big Lunch' has been going for a number of years now and this years was bigger than ever. Not only did they have music, food and drink but also beat-boxers, street-runners and even a visit from De Beauvoir's Safer Neighbourhoods team! The event has helped to build a real community on the estate and it was great to see so many people getting involved and getting to know their neighbours. You can read more about the event on Lockner Tenants and Residents Association's blog.

Nearby, at St Peter's Church the 'Artists in De Beauvoir was busy throughout the weekend with a varied and exciting exhibition of works from Artists who live or work in De Beauvoir. Everywhere you looked the standard of exhibitors was brilliantly high, with the sculptures of 'the four evangelists' at the front of the church particularly catching the eye. If you missed them you can both see them in the picture below and also at St John's at Hackney, near Mare Street, from now until September. The exhibition was held to raise money for the St Peter's crypt refurbishment fundraising campaign.

It was a great weekend and a massive thanks goes to all those involved in organising both events. Next year, the only change we'd ask for is for the rain to stay away!

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