With outdoor cinema screenings, markets, street art and a local music festival, Woodberry Down has it all. In the words of local residents, we discover what life is really like living in such a vibrant neighbourhood and active community.
To live at Woodberry Down is to enjoy and engage with a vibrant community and be a part of an active neighbourhood. Summer saw a range of community events come to Woodberry Down, delivered in collaboration with Berkeley Homes, Manor House Development Trust, service providers and the local community who volunteered to take part in a number of ways.
Locals and visitors alike basked in the sunshine for Woodberry Down’s inaugural street food and craft market, which was closely followed by open-air cinema screenings, set against the most picturesque of backdrops – the West Reservoir. Building on the success of Wimbledon at Woodberry, five screening events over a four-day period included: The Theory of Everything, Mamma Mia, How to Train Your Dragon, Interstellar and a reprise of the Wimbledon at Woodberry screening of the Men’s Singles Final. Attracting an average audience of 100 per screening, the event was a huge success, bringing together community members and visitors alike.
A new ‘Street Canvas’ was also created by local contemporary artist Sonelle Goddard in collaboration with students from Skinners Academy, Young Hackney and Woodberry Wetlands. The street art gave the students the chance to have their voices heard, express their thoughts on their home, and get involved in writing the next chapter of Woodberry Down. The students enjoyed unveiling the work outside the Redmond Community Centre in May.
If this wasn’t enough, The Hidden River Festival returned for the third time in September, bringing more street art, music and community spirit.
For upcoming events at Woodberry Down please visit the Redmond Community Centre
“We really have loved living here over the past three years because of events like this...it’s doing great things for the neighbourhood.”QUOTE: Emma
“It's so great to see how this neighbourhood has become such a nice community.”QUOTE: Kevin
“The Summer Market has been really fun, it’s nice to have different things like this happening at Woodberry Down.”QUOTE: Umit
“I like that Berkeley homes are doing this event, it's brilliant, I think it really brings the community together”QUOTE: Dan