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Last Updated: Saturday, 27 May 2006, 08:27 GMT 09:27 UK
Fiery end to year of East End art
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A large pagoda light sculpture will light up the park
A pagoda light sculpture and "fire concert" are among the performances lighting up an east London park.

The Victoria Park event also includes giant lily lanterns and a designer village fair.

The festivities mark the end of Fusion East, a year-long arts programme in the East End showcasing different artforms from music to design and film.

Fusion spokesman David Belshaw said it had been a "really good year" and more events were in the pipeline.

More than 300,000 people are thought to have been to see Fusion events, which have included everything from fireworks to marking the 2012 Olympic bid win.

Mr Belshaw said Saturday's event would reinvent the park with a "funky twist" for the 21st Century.

It will include a design show and workshops on such crafts as water lantern making, ceramic painting, knitting and flower arranging.

Other attractions include a pitch black labyrinth created in the back of a 7.5 tonne truck, a pagoda light sculpture, matadors and a 12ft mechanical dragon.

French pyrotechnic wizards Les Commandos Percu will perform their drum concert, complete with gunpowder - mixing the "rhythmic drums mix with the explosive noise of fireworks".




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