The Roman Road Winter Festival weekend was packed full festive fun. There was Santa’s Grotto, giant bubbles, henna tattooing, face painting, jugglers, magicians, paper chain gangs, Letter to Santa workshop, theatre, plays, bands, buskers, swap shops and our very own Festival Post Office sending festive messages to your nominated pals.
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Tabitha Stapely is the founder of Social Streets, a not-for-profit media company bringing high-quality journalism back to local communities, particularly those in disadvantaged or neglected areas. Prior, Stapely was a writer and editor for national titles including The Telegraph, Elle and Red magazines.