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Celebrate all-things Thamesmead at half-term week of events

PUBLISHED: 10:42 17 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:48 17 October 2017

Thamesmead will be hosting more enterprise workshops next week for anyone interested in the fashion industry

Thamesmead will be hosting more enterprise workshops next week for anyone interested in the fashion industry

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A pop-up market, fashion show, indoor climbing and Halloween fun are all coming to the town

A celebration of all things Thamesmead takes place next week as part of a full week of events in the town.

Housing group Peabody is putting on a number of activities as youngsters celebrate a week off school, including a a fashion show, indoor climbing and Halloween-themed fun.

The Link will be celebrating its fifth birthday with Made in Thamesmead, a day dedicated to Thamesmead residents via a pop-up market featuring handmade gifts, arts and crafts and other goods from Thamesmead entrepreneurs.

There will also be a range of other activities including enterprise talks and employment and creative workshops for 11-25 year olds interested in a career in the fashion, followed by a fashion show. The ‘Because I can’ art project which will ask residents what their favourite place in Thamesmead is and why, what they love most about Thamesmead and other leading questions. Results of this project will be showcased as a piece of art at The Link. Also a screening of, ‘A day in the life of The Link Thamesmead’ which was made by students of Ravensbourne College which will also be shown.

Events take place from October 21 to 28, with Made in Thamesmead running from 12.30pm to 6.30pm on October 26.

Peabody’s executive director of communities, Stephen Burns said: “The Link Thamesmead is a fantastic youth and community facility which offers a number of projects and activities. School holidays always provide the perfect opportunity to bring families together and highlight the projects and events that are taking place, not just at The Link but across Thamesmead. Thank you to all our partners who are taking part, we hope residents will get involved, have fun and learn something new.”

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