Street Party News June 28 2009.

ELMFIELD ROAD STREET PARTY
SATURDAY JULY 18TH 2009

EVENTS WILL INCLUDE:-

12 NOON    Road officially closed to traffic until midnight! Music and dancing all day.

3PM ONWARDS: FOOD AND DRINK; BASKETBALL CHALLENGE; FACE PAINTING; PARTY GAMES.

5PM    TEA DANCE.
The chance for residents and their friends to show off their syncopated swing dance moves to the music of Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Barnet, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and many more.

6PM    SING-ALONG AROUND THE PIANO.
Margaret will be playing a selection of old music hall classics on the piano for everyone to join in.

7PM    KARAOKE!
Have a look through the song list on the day or check out the website to choose the songs you want to sing. Write your name and song(s) choices on the list by the stage under the marquee on the day.

9PM    RAFFLE.
People have donated prizes that include bottles of wine, shopping vouchers, tomato plants and champagne. David will be out selling raffle tickets and collecting more prize donations soon, or you can drop of your prize donations with Paul at number 9.

9.30 PM ELMFIELD’S “GUILTY PLEASURES” DISCO.
We’ll be playing those tunes we’re too cool to admit we all secretly love, including “Mr Blue Sky”, “Crazy Horses”, “Mamma Mia”, “Rio”, “Let Your Love Flow”, “Jolene” and “I Feel Love”. If you haven’t told us your guilty pleasures yet, please pop them through the letterbox at number 39 (along with your name if you’re not too embarrassed!) or use the comments section of the website.

BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE DONATING RAFFLE PRIZES, BUYING RAFFLE TICKETS, BRINGING OUT FOOD AND DRINKS TO SHARE ON THE DAY.

If you can help set things up and put up street decorations on the day, meet on the green at 12 noon.

If the weather’s good why not bring out your garden chairs (and tables if you have them) onto the green to create a communal space to meet your neighbours, chat and eat?

The VERY LAST AND FINAL planning meeting will be held in the Coppermill on Monday July 13th July at 8PM.  EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO COME ALONG

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3 Responses

  1. Here’s the guilty pleasures list so far (in no particular order):-
    Pop Musik, M
    I Ran, Talk Talk
    Money, Flying Lizards
    1999, Prince
    Rio, Duran Duran
    Mamma Mia, Abba
    Come on Eileen, Dexys
    Master Blaster, Stevie Wonder
    Don’t You Want Me, Human League
    Crazy Horses, Osmonds
    Cool For Cats, Squeeze
    Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond
    I’m In The Mood For Dancing, the Nolans
    Saturday Night, Whigfield
    Heaven is a Place on Earth, Belinda Carlisle
    Whatever You Want, Status Quo
    Ever So Lonely, Sheila Chandra
    Top of the World, Carpenters
    Let Your Love Flow, Bellamy Bros
    Feel it, The Tamperer
    Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep, Middle of the Road
    Ebeneezer Goode, Shamen
    House of Love, East 17
    On a Ragga Tip, SL2
    Kingston Town, UB40
    I Feel Love, Donna Summer
    Dancing Queen, Abba
    Do You Know The Way To San Jose, Dionne Warwick
    Mr Blue Sky, ELO
    In The Summertime, Mungo Jerry
    Jolene, Dolly Parton
    Lady Marmalade, Count Dee’s Hit Explosion
    Chanson D’Amour, Manhattan Transfer
    I’ll Be There; I Want You Back; Blame it on the Boogie, Jackson 5 / Jacksons

    But we don’t want to stop there! Come on, send ’em in!!

  2. Hi,

    Is the party strictly for Elmfield residents or can it be publicised to anyone in surrounding rouads?

    Sounds fantastic either way! Love the Walthamstow music mix. Inspired

    • Hi
      The party is for Elmfield Road residents and their friends. There’s nothing to stop anyone from surrounding roads turning up (especially if they bring along some food, drink and street party vibes to share). They just need to be invited by someone on the street. Consider yourself, and a few of your mates, invited 🙂

      The Walthamstow Connections mix was done for last years party, so probably won’t get played again … unless there happens to be a spare slot for it during the afternoon. We’ve got a lot of music to play this year. I’m hoping people get into the swing dance mix in the late afternoon and the terrible guilty pleasures disco later on!

      Come and say hello on the day – I’ll be the one trying to get the laptop to work!
      Ian

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