River Cultures Festival - Festival 2006

2006 26-27 August (West India Quay)

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Global Village Dance Stage

This always attracts visitors of all ages and communities to put on their dancing shoes and work those hips. Throughout the day, everyone can enjoy jive, tango, salsa, swing, bollywood, lindy-hop, Latin, line and Bangladeshi river dancing. Check www.globalvillagedance.com

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Global Village Dance Workshops

Free workshops at the Museum in Docklands are a great opportunity for a challenging workout. These will keep kids and adults alike on their toes, tripping through all sorts of different dance styles.

Splash Arts

The highly popular dockside workshops return. Youngsters can indulge in drawing manga cartoons, part of River Cultures interfaith project 'Children Ask, Faiths Respond'.

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River Cultures launches its surprising internet TV site. Be sure to check out our thrillingly interactive activities! They are engaging and fun! The River Cultures Festival is set to extend all year round! www.rivercultures.tv

Funquay Beach Weekend

The annual Fubquay Beach Weekend organised by X-Leisure and British Waterways London returns to West India Quay to host Britain's only floating beach. For two days West India Quay will be transformed into 'West India Quay-on-Sea' with a floating pontoon holding 30 tonnes of sand and a vibrant promenade of street entertainment, live music, funfair rides and, new for this year, Brighton Farmers' Market will pay a rare visit to London offering visitors top quality food and handicrafts.

The FunQuay Beach Weekend includes a mix of free and paid-forattractions for all the family.

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Museum in Docklands

Free entrance this weekend to fascinating galleries full of the rich international history of the Docklands, a great attraction for all the family. Special weekend activities have been programmed.

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Global Village Dance Stage

On the Global Village Dance Stage are some chances to pause for breath. Look out for:

Art Fazil

The charismatic award winning Singapore artist singing on Saturday at 2.40pm & 4.20pm and Sunday at 12.40pm & 2.20pm.

Cid Shaha

Exciting young star and prize winning Bangladeshi dancer appearing at 4.15pm Sunday and 4.10pm Saturday.

Dance demonstrations

By the professionals who know best!

Asian Essence

Captivating fashion shows ranging from Asian classy outfits to Oriental street-wear via rising star designer Sarah Begum's gothic-like fusion of east meeting west. Saturday 1.00pm & 3,40pm, Sunday 1.10pm & 3.05pm. www.asianessence.co.uk

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Dance Workshops

Free workshops for all ages in Line Dance, Salsa, Afro X-Plo, Rock 'n Roll, Bangladeshi River Dance, International Folk Dance, Tango, Lindy hop/Swing and Bollywood.

Punch & Judy

Enjoy the adventures of mischievous Punch and his long suffering wife Judy, a popular entertainment amongst children in Victorian times.

Diver's Helmets

Find out about underwater archaeology and make your own diver's helmet.


Diggie found some very special objects buried in the ground. With the help of her friend Archie Ologist she will tell you all about them.

Pot Washing

Help our archaeologist discover some of the very special finds from archaeological digs. Wash away the soil that hides these objects as you learn how to handle them and use the tools of the trade.