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by Flora Drury
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
People who stumbled across the scene on a Tottenham street at the weekend would have been forgiven for thinking they had wandered into the middle of a circus.
Men flying through the air, belly-dancing and a rather large snake all made an appearance at this year’s Elmhurst Road street party on Saturday.
At its height, about 150 people of all ages had spilled from their homes into the road to take part in - or just watch - the range of activities on offer, culminating in a group dance.
Steve Bryan, who helped organise the day, said the event was a “great success” - the effects of which last long after the last reveller has returned home.
He said: “There is just such a lovely warm feeling for weeks afterwards. Sometimes, when you walk along the road and you see your neighbour, you say hello and keep your head down.
“But if they have seen you jumping around and dancing in a crazy way, the ice is broken and you have to form a friendship.”