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Party in the Park – Eleven years of success

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The De Beauvoir Association annual summer event is the Children's Party in the Park held in the delightful gardens of De Beauvoir Square. This family afternoon epitomises the Association’s objectives to improve the quality of life and social cohesion of people working and living in the area of De Beauvoir Town and promote local organisations and businesses. The 2015 party was our 11th and had all the usual attractions.

By means of partnership and sponsorship, the DBA is able to offer an afternoon of free children’s activities including face painting, bouncy castle, story telling,  football kick-about, and other craft and sports activities. Local organisations covering a range of areas from gardening to keeping fit to local architecture promote themselves. There is always a  "giveaway” stall of children’s books, toys and games all donated by local residents and publishers. 

We are grateful to the Benyon Estate for generous funding.

For the 2014 party we had music from the much-loved Majestic Brass. Many local people baked cakes and savouries which were sold to raised funds. Local businesses generously gave prizes for the raffle and people bought tombola tickets. Revenue from sale of Pimms and second hand books for adults also help fund the event.

More than 300 children and their families enjoyed the party activities from face painting - we had four painters from Mush Arts  - to the bouncy castle to magician Chris Nicholson. And there was still lots more fun. Police and CSOs from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team joined us, St John Ambulance and a fire engine. The Geffrye Museum, St Peter's Church and Tree Art had stalls and there was lots, lots more.

Picture below:

(L) At the 2013 party, Cllr Michael Desmond, speaker of Hackney Council, thanks organisers alongside DBA chair Kirsty Norman

(R) Children enjoy hula hooping at the 2013 party


If you can help organise (we always need more volunteers) or sponsor the  Party (it costs us about £3,500 to stage the event), or have books, toys and games to donate for the popular and unique Giveaway stalls, please contact the De Beauvoir Association.

2016 Party Picture album

2015 Party Picture album

2014 Party Picture Album

2013 Party Picture Album

2012 Party in the Hackney Gazette

2012 Party Pictures

2012 Accounts (spreadsheet)

2011 Party Pictures

2010 Party Pictures

2010 Party in the Hackney Gazette

2009 Party Pictures

2009 Party in the Hackney Gazette

2008 Party accounts (spreadsheet)

Pictures from the 2008 party

Pictures from the 2007 party
2007 Party in The Park notes and accounts

2006 Party in The Park
            Press Article (Hackney Today) 
2005  Party in The Park
      Press Article (Hackney Gazette)