Music and fun in Tidy Street

Photo:Group of party goers with Kim MacDonald (organiser)

Group of party goers with Kim MacDonald (organiser)

Photo by Henry Bruce

Photo:Mark Erickson on mandolin

Mark Erickson on mandolin

Photo by Henry Bruce

Photo:Gary on sax and Jali on kora

Gary on sax and Jali on kora

Photo by Alexis Forman

Photo:Simon on guitar

Simon on guitar

Photo by Henry Bruce

Photo:The party in full swing

The party in full swing

Photo by Henry Bruce

Photo:Second hand clothes stall

Second hand clothes stall

Photo by Henry Bruce

Photo:Three of the party goers

Three of the party goers

Photo by Henry Bruce

Photo:Some happy faces at the party

Some happy faces at the party

Photo by Henry Bruce

Photo:Two more happy faces

Two more happy faces

Photo by Henry Bruce

Photo:Enjoying the party

Enjoying the party

Photo by Henry Bruce

Street party, 25th September 2011

By Fiona Buckley, North Laine resident

The Tidy Street community hosted yet another successful street party on 2th September.

Residents brought together

Kim MacDonald took on the organiser role this year and did an absolutely fantastic job of bringing together the majority of residents for tea, cake, wine, BBQs and music.  The party as always provided an opportunity for new residents to meet their neighbours, old friends to catch up, the kids to go a little crazy in a car free zone and promoted the community feel that North Laine is famous for.

Lots of activities

There were bric-a-brac stalls, face painting and a bouncy slide for the ever growing number of Tidy Street children, who played together for hours, consuming cake, sweets and hot dogs...

Pulling it all together

I'd like to say a huge thank you to Kim and the rest of the group who took the time to pull it all together.  It has now become an annual day on the family calendar and we look forward to next year's bash.

[Previously published in the North Laine Runner, No 213, November/December 2011]

This page was added on 17/12/2011.

The Tidy Street residents would like to thank Gary, who played the saxophone, and Jali Mbye, who played the kora (a kind of African harp) at our Tidy Street party in September - see above photos. Gary lives on the corner of Tidy Street/Trafalgar Street and Jali works in Adaptatrap Percussion on the corner of Tidy Street. They wouldn't take any contributions. Thanks to them both.

By Billie Pollard
On 18/12/2011

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