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Rock out to AC/DC Picture caption: Angus Young, co-founder of AC/DC



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Rock out to AC/DC

Picture caption: Angus Young, co-founder of AC/DC

As part of Newham Council’s commitment to offer opportunities for residents to watch events in the former Olympic Stadium for free, we have 18 pairs of tickets up for grabs to see rock legends AC/DC.
Newham Council’s £40 million loan investment in the former Olympic Stadium was about securing a legacy and ensuring it is a multi-purpose venue for sport and other entertainment, and delivers significant community benefits including job creation and increased sports participation.
Those aims are becoming a reality with the move for West Ham United next season, the Great Newham London Run which will finish in the Stadium in July and also with the news that rock legends AC/DC will make history as the first band to perform at the transformed venue.
An added bonus for our residents is that they now have the chance to win tickets to see the band. Mayor Sir Robin Wales said: “When we invested in the former Olympic Stadium it was on the basis that the loan would be repaid and our residents would have unparalleled access to events like this, giving them experiences that will create memories to last a lifetime.”
The Australian superstars are due to perform as part of their European ‘Rock or Bust’ tour. The band will be joined by Axl Rose who replaces their frontman Brian Johnson who had to withdraw due to health issues.
AC/DC originally formed in 1973 and are known throughout the world for their hits Back in Black, Highway to Hell and It’s a Long Way to the Top. Their last album, Rock or Bust was released in2014 and is the first without their founding member Malcolm Young.

The Mayor of Newham has 18 pairs of tickets up for grabs for the concert which will be held at the Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 4 June.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question: Axl Rose will join AC/DC on stage at the Olympic Stadium. Which band does he usually sing with? All entrants must live in Newham and proof of address must be shown on collection of the tickets.

The competition will run from 9am Friday 20 May until midnight Tuesday 31 May.

For further details on how to enter, please visit: www.newham.gov.uk/mayorsfreegiveaway

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Shakespeare & sand at The Mayor’s Newham Show


In the previous edition of the Newham Mag we told you that Newham’s biggest FREE family event, The Mayor’s Newham Show, will be returning to Central Park, East Ham, on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10July from 12noon-6pm.
We featured what will be taking place on the children’s stage, inside the cabaret tent and village fete, so be sure to read it so you don’t miss out.
Let’s see what other fun filled activities are taking place on this fantastic FREE weekend of family fun.

Newham Seaside


The tennis courts in Central Park will once again be transformed into a traditional British seaside experience complete with:

40 tonnes of sand

• bucket and spades

• helter skelter

donkey rides

• beach huts

• deck chairs

• paddling pool

• live steel band

• and fun family activities.



Children’s entertainment area

Expect a phizz-whizzing and fantastic time as we mark 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl. This year’s theme will capture his imagination and mastery for outlandish tales including Matilda, Fantastic Mr Fox, George’s Marvellous Medicine, James and the Giant Peach, The Twits, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and many more.

So come along and let your imagination go wild in this land of creativity and intrigue where you can:

• mix up a truly marvellous medicine on George’s farm

• crawl down a fox hole and save the chickens from Mr Fox

•play games in Matilda’s playground

• make your own ears and learn to stilt walk with our very own big friendly giant

• visit the pet shop in Esio Trot and Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory

• don’t miss street art performances and take part in the many rides, quizzes and challenges.
The Mayor’s Newham Carnival

Saturday 9 July will see the return of the Mayor’s Newham Carnival with the procession starting at 2pm. It’s always an amazing and vibrant display of colourful ostumes, dance and music created by schools and community groups from across Newham.


Mayor Sir Robin Wales said: “More than 2,000 people enjoy taking part in the parade every year and thousands more line the streets in East Ham to cheer them on.”
The theme for this year’s parade is ‘Turning the Pages’ and celebrates the wonderful power of literature inspired by William Shakespeare, Charlotte Bronte, Beatrix Potter, Roald Dahl and A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh, who all have special anniversaries this year. Some of their famous stories and other wonderful tales from around the globe will influence the carnival’s design and content this year.
To help get you in the carnival spirit, residents are invited to attend a FREE community carnival class. Here you’ll work with art specialists to design and create your very own carnival costume and props. The classes are open to people of all ages and abilities and area great way to have fun and meet new people while learning some new skills.

The classes take place on Saturday 25June and 2 July, 1-3.30pm, at East Ham Customer Service Centre and Library, 328 Barking Road, East Ham, E6 2RT.

To book your free place and for further information email carnival@newham.gov.uk

Look out for the other exciting things that are happening at this year’s show in the next edition of the Newham Mag.


For regular event updates this summer visit: www.newham.gov.uk/mns

NewhamEvents @NewhamLondon #NewhamShow



Page 28 – Advertisement

Revised Bank Holiday refuse and recycling collection days visit www.newham.gov.uk/recycling


Collection day Revised collection day

Monday 30 May Tuesday 31 May

Tuesday 31 May Wednesday 1 June

Wednesday 1 June Thursday 2 June

Thursday 2 June Friday 3 June

Friday 3 June Saturday 4 June


To check recycling collection dates for your area please visit www.newham.gov.uk/myneighbourhood and enter your postcode into the search. Please note that most recycling collections are fortnightly.
Are you a carer?

If you provide unpaid support to a family member, friend or neighbour we are here to help. Come along to one of our FREE events across the borough to find out what support is available to you if you provide unpaid support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without your help.


Carers Week6-12 June 2016

For details visit www.newham.gov.uk/carers or call 020 8430 2000 (option 2).




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