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Rock around the lock

Published Wednesday, 04 September 2013

A fabulous free festival of music and community activities organised by Enfield Council and community groups takes place on the River Lee on 14 September between Ponders End and Enfield Locks.

The Lock to Lock Festival will run between 11am and 7pm and showcases everything the river has to offer, featuring artists such as Keisha White, Beached boys, Ellamore, Leroy Dias Dos Santos, a dancer from Street Dance group Flawless and EN2 Krew.

There will also be sport taster sessions, face painting, dance activities, river boat trips, canoeing, a children’s treasure hunt, mini farm and lots more. 

The event is funded through the Mayor Of London’s Outer London Fund and there will be free shuttle buses every half hour from the bus stop outside Tesco in Ponders End and Ordnance Road Co-op to transport people from the High Street to the event.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Business and Regeneration, Cllr Del Goddard, said: “The River Lee is the hidden gem of the area and these events will help open up the lee to more people. This fantastic family festival offers something for everyone so I’d urge people to come and enjoy a day by the river taking in the atmosphere and participating in the excellent music and activities on offer.

“We’re determined to provide high quality events for the whole family to enjoy and we hope the inaugural Lock to Lock Festival will be a fabulous success and we will be able to make it a permanent fixture in our event calendar.”

For more information residents can email the council or call the Neighbourhood Regeneration Team on 020 8379 1000.

Events are taking place at and between the Navigation Inn in Wharf Road, Ponders End and the Prince of Wales Playing Field in Ordnance Road, Enfield.

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