Hundreds of people packed Alexandra Palace to celebrate culture and creativity in Haringey.

More than 500 people sat at three giant tables to watch live music, dance and spoken word performances as part of the Haringey Feast, where even the soup recipes came from the borough's diverse communities.

Compered by The Voice winner Jermain Jackman, the evening's performances included rappers Dun D and Shocka, poet Kieron Rennie, beatboxer Jasmine Kahlia and cellist Angel K Turpov.

Music producer Wizzy Wow, who has twice been nominated for Grammy awards, worked with youngsters on two songs that they performed at the event.

“I wanted someone like me to help when I was growing up,” he recalled. “So I owe it to the younger versions of me to give back and win for them.

"This is not only about music, but about helping young people develop skills, patience and give them the future confidence to launch a music career.”

Poet Kieron Rennie was also giving something back to the community.

He revealed: “My goal has always been to build a bridge, connecting people through creative expression, so it's a proud moment to do this in the place I call home.”

The event was co-produced with the community, with more than 2,000 residents taking part in 170 workshops to create everything from tablecloths, ceramic bowls and lanterns, which were donated to care homes, schools and libraries after the event.

People from the borough's diverse communities also contributed recipes for soups that were served to those attending.

Mind-bending contemporary circus skills were staged by members of the Jackson’s Lane Youth Circus in Highgate, with an immersive performance combining dance, spoken word and music co-ordinated by Bernie Grant Arts Centre.

Luciano Rocha’s House of Frisson collective worked with LGBTQ+ community groups to customise the cups, trays and bowls used during the event, teaching collage techniques on ceramics.

And Nicola Woollon, founder of Quilt Club, worked together with residents to create unique table cloths for the event.

Artwork was also on show by pupils from Tottenham’s Mulberry Primary school.

The feast was set up by Haringey Council as a legacy from the Mayor of London’s ‘Borough of Culture’ award in 2019.

Haringey Council leader Cllr Peray Ahmet and her cabinet member for culture Cllr Emily Arkell joined the fun.

Cllr Peray said: “This is a showcase of our vibrant cultural scene, putting creativity at the heart of everything we do. We have a vision for growing the cultural sector in coming years.”