Street Party

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On 27th July 2014 Tenison Road is having a street party!

From 12-3PM we’ll be on Cannons Green celebrating the road’s 125th year and showcasing the things we’ve been doing with data on Tenison Road.

Activities on the day

We’re planing a range of neighbourhood and data-related activities. Here’s a tentative timetable and a few details about the activities (hover over text to see details).

12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00
12:00 Mawson Road Community Orchestra: Our very own Mawson Road Community Orchestra will be performing to get us all in the party mood.
12:30 Welcome: We’ll keep it short but we’re want to say a few welcoming words and point out some of the activities we have planned.
12:50 Archiving Tenison Road: Margaret Cranmer has kindly volunteered to be available on the day to talk about the archive she’s been building about Tenison Road. She’ll have the archive folders with her and do her best to answer questions about the road’s history.
13:00 Tenison Road Tales: To help build the archive, we’re inviting everyone to contribute something. We’ll have ways to record stories, written materials, photos, etc. on the day. Just bring anything you think might help in piecing together the neighbourhood’s past.
13:10 Bunting by numbers: For a bit of fun, we want as many households as possible to paint on to bunting flags the years they’ve lived on Tenison Road or in the neighbourhood. We’ll hang the flags over the day and hopefully have a bit of decoration that also tells us something about the road.
13:20 Votes and ballots: Leading up to and on the day, we’re going to ask people to raise important questions for the neighbourhood, questions about the traffic, redevelopment plans, community matters, etc. On the day we’ll have ways for people to vote and give answers to the questions, and display live results.
14:20 Pet parade: We invite people to bring along their pets or something to represent an absent pet. Later in the day, we’ll be running a ’pet parade’ to introduce the pets that live in the neighbourhood.
12:10 Data from the road: All afternoon, we’ll be showcasing some of the different kinds of data we’re beginning to collect about Tenison Road and what we’re hoping to do with it. We hope to show how data can be colourful and useful.

Vendors and Entertainers

As well as all that, a small but fabulous group of street vendors and entertainers have kindly offered to come along to Canons Green for the party. Here’s a list of who’s coming:

Tattoos – Fancy Tatt
Ice cream – Jack’s Gelato
Street biscuits – Cambridge Street Bakes
Chicken, burgers, patties, bacon butties – Caroline Pfaender
Cappuccinos and Coffees – Beanissimo

Last but by no means least, we’re ever so grateful to Dawn Giesler of Mawson Road for her invaluable help in organising the activities and events for the day.

Our very own Mawson Road Community Orchestra will be performing to get us all in the party mood
We’ll keep it short but we’re want to say a few welcoming words and point out some of the activities we have planned.
Margaret Cranmer has kindly volunteered to be available on the day to talk about the archive she’s been building about Tenison Road. She’ll have the archive folders with her and do her best to answer questions about the road’s history.
To help build the archive, we’re inviting everyone to contribute something. We’ll have ways to record stories, written materials, photos, etc. on the day. Just bring anything you think might help in piecing together the neighbourhood’s past.
For a bit of fun, we want as many households as possible to paint on to bunting flags the years they’ve lived on Tenison Road or in the neighbourhood. We’ll hang the flags over the day and hopefully have a bit of decoration that also tells us something about the road.
Leading up to and on the day, we’re going to ask people to raise important questions for the neighbourhood, questions about the traffic, redevelopment plans, community matters, etc. On the day we’ll have ways for people to vote and give answers to the questions, and display live results.
We invite people to bring along their pets or something to represent an absent pet. Later in the day, we’ll be running a ’pet parade’ to introduce the pets that live in the neighbourhood.
All afternoon, we’ll be showcasing some of the different kinds of data we’re beginning to collect about Tenison Road and what we’re hoping to do with it. We hope to show how data can be colourful and useful.

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