Cultural community events will take place at a pop-up structure in Barking this summer.
The Pallet Pavillion in the town square will host a different Up! Barking-themed event each weekend, including a community feast – where local produce will be sampled – a pop-up cinema and a world music festival.
The project is commissioned by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and funded by the mayor of London’s Outer London Fund – a scheme which aims to improve the vibrancy of town centres outside of central London.
Kiran Chahal, organiser of the event, said: “There are a lot of buildings being constructed in Barking town centre. We want to create something to truly benefit the community.
“By encouraging people to take part in activities such as painting and planting, we can connect different groups throughout the town and create a meeting point to encourage community engagement. We are hoping to develop a lasting legacy.
Events run until September.
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