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Make a Christmas Wish at Potters Fields

Potters Fields will be the venue for a sparkling Christmas celebration this weekend with Southwark Council's Christmas Wishes event.

During the three day event – which runs from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 December – different communities from the across the borough including Vietnamese, Muslim, Latin American and children from Tower Bridge Primary School will be decorating trees within the riverside park in their own national style.

There will also be a traditional Victorian funfair, festive food and arts and craft stalls to purchase those last-minute Christmas gifts.

A 4ft glitter ball will be mounted for local people to write a special wish for the world that will be placed on the ball. The collection of wishes then be presented to the Mayor of London – based at the adjacent City Hall – and the Prime Minister.

The event runs from 11am to 9pm and includes three special evening concerts. On Friday 13 December you can enjoy the Mayor's Carol Concert between 5.30 and 6.30pm. On Saturday A Rock and Roll Christmas runs from 4 to 6pm, with the Children's Gift Concert kicking off at 4pm on Sunday.

The event is organised by Southwark Council's Environment and Leisure
Department in aid of the Mayor of Southwark's Common Good Trust and Capital FM's 'Help a London Child' appeal.

Executive member for Environment and Transport Cllr Richard Thomas said: "There's no greater gift than seeing the smile on a child's face so I hope the people of Southwark will donate at least one present this Christmas to a
child in need and help make it a special day for them."

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