The A13 on the Green to bring colour to Canning Town this summer



Arts and activities will adorn a disused space in E14 for a second consecutive summer after securing support from the community during its 2013 debut.

The A13 flyover in Canning Town is again the focus for The A13 Green Project, set up by community organisation The Brick Box in collaboration with Newham Council.

An urban village green will spring up in space opposite Canning Town station, crammed full with a bandstand, grass, games and events including Brazilian choirs and light installations running every Friday until September 12.

Storytelling, the Toast Temple and special guests will also be on the weekly schedule while visitors can enjoy a bar and food.

Eleanor Barrett, co-director and founder of The Brick Box, said the activities were designed to both bring locals together through art and explore longer-term possibilities for the space and its future landscaping.

"We're delighted to be reinstating the A13 Green," she said. "We've designed a programme of activities which will celebrate the unique qualities of Canning Town and the people that live here."

Councillor Lester Hudson, deputy mayor and cabinet member for finance, regeneration and planning at Newham Council, said the authority did more than any other to unite its community.

He said: "We are pleased to be working with The Brick Box again to bring the A13 space to life.

"Last year was an amazing success and this year we'll see even more activities and events for local people."

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