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Peabody estate opens its gates to neighbours

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Residents at the Peabody Trust's Stamford Street estate welcomed locals into their courtyards on Tuesday to celebrate European Neighbours' Day.

Peabody estate opens its gates to neighbours

This is the first year that Peabody Trust has participated in this pan-European event spanning 582 cities in 22 countries which aims to bring neighbours and local people together and encourage community links.

Food stalls, a bouncy castle, face painting, sports coaching, arts and craft workshop were just some of the fun activities organised.

Staffs from the Young Vic were present to promote their drama and singing workshops open to local people and Stamford Street estate resident Soheila Keyani, who has exhibited at the National Gallery, ran and arts and craft workshop.

Other stalls offered plants for sale and crime prevention advice from local police officers.

"With the support from residents at Stamford Street and Camberwell Green along with the local community, we have created a fun day where neighbours get a chance to ‘put a name to a face', and residents and the local community can get together to share a day of fun and celebrations," says Peabody's Stephen Howlett.

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