Cally Festival 2011 short film
The Cally Festival has been brought to life from the heart of the community, steered by neighbourhood groups, residents and supported by numerous businesses and organisations.
This pop-up festival will see a large section of Caledonian Road closed off and packed full of rare Sunday afternoon delights. There will be a live music stage with exciting acts spanning across the genres of rock n’ roll, funk, tropical pop, world music and gospel. Artists from all over London and as far South as Dorset will be entertaining you throughout the day. Dancing shoes are a must have, as our local salsa group will guide you through the steps on stage!
The street will be lined with over 70 independent market traders, selling a range of products from designer-maker crafts to home-made cakes. Expect to see a range of London’s finest hand-made produce, with demonstrations and the chance to participate in the making process.
Islington’s finest authentic foods can be sampled in the Food Village with a delicious variety of food from all corners of the world to wet your taste buds. All our food traders are ethically-minded, using organic and fresh produce.
Children can be entertained in the Kids’ Zone, with an eclectic mix of activities from circus to craft workshops and storytelling in the tipi. A bouncy castle and some traditional games such as hooking ducks and a coconut shy should keep them occupied for hours on end.
If you’re feeling energetic, you can join in one-on-one football and Wii Fit Tennis, or watch some impressive tricks at the skateboard demo. And just so you don’t miss out, the Wimbledon Tennis finals will be shown live on a large outdoor screen by our grassy patch, provided of course with strawberries!
Come and sample our delights and support the first year of The Cally Festival…
Anya Johnson – Market Manager
Pasco Dunford Wood – Entertainment Manager
Greg Biggin – Community Link Worker
Mohamed Hammoudan – Neighbourhood Coordinator