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What’s On

Stay up to date with what's on at Barking Riverside

Together we make Barking Riverside, so our events programme is locally led with purpose and pride.
Reasons for people to get together are an essential part of making Barking Riverside a place like no other. An annual calendar of resident-led events and large-scale public events draw thousands of people from Barking and beyond. Whilst COVID-19 has meant that events for this year have needed to be dispersed and virtual, BRL and local people have still worked together to ensure that there is plenty for people to do. From firework displays, free yoga, and digital art exhibitions, to running events and festivals – Barking Riverside is both a community and a destination.

Events calendar

Community Fireworks

We are pleased to announce that the second ever Barking Riverside and Thames View Community Fireworks display is taking place on Tuesday 6th November 2018.

Playhill Park Opens

BRL are celebrating the opening on Playhill Park on Tuesday 16th April. Join us at Playhill Park, Handley Page Road, IG11 0GE from 1pm - 4pm for an afternoon of free, fun activities for the whole family.

The Big Barking Riverside Picnic

On Saturday 6th July, we are hosting our second annual Big Barking Riverside Picnic, marking the return of the area's very own pop-up beach. Celebrating the start of summer, the grassy riverside will be transformed into a sandy beach, where residents can build sandcastles and enjoy an afternoon of live music, games and activities for all ages.

Laser Light Synths

Barking Riverside Foreshore

This November, BRL are bringing the London debut of Seb Lee-Delisle's award-winning interactive light installation to the foreshore of Barking Riverside, created in partnership with Lumen Art Projects.

Winter night in

In November, local people can enjoy a winter night in courtesy of Barking Riverside Limited and local businesses, signing up to receive one of one hundred free hot chocolate packs, delivered direct to their door.

Your Local Christmas Tree

A resident-led event, in partnership with The Church at Barking Riverside and Triangoals. Six local Christmas trees, kindly donated by Acre Landscapes, will be positioned across Barking Riverside this festive season for local people to enjoy. The trees will be looked after by ‘street hosts’, and residents can decorate their local tree with eco-friendly decorations!

The opening of the Wilds Ecology Centre

Barking Riverside

A series of events will take place to mark the opening of The Wilds Ecology Centre this Spring, in partnership with a number of organisations, including Creative Barking and Dagenham, Participatory City and local residents.