Come to the Cally Festival on Sunday 11 July

The Guardian, Wellcome Trust, Argent and the local Islington community bring you: The Cally Festival on Sunday 3rd July 12 noon – 6pm.

Anya Johnson
Market Manager
Cally Festival
078 9618 3750

Brought to you by The Guardian, Wellcome Trust, Argent and the local Islington community…

We welcome you to ‘The Cally Festival.'The first community-boutique event taking place on the backbone of King’s Cross- the Caledonian Road. 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 well-known acts spanning across the genres of pop, hip hop, rock n’ roll, funk, and gospel.

The street will be lined with over 70 independent market traders, selling a range of products from designer-maker crafts to home-made cakes. Islington’s finest authentic foods can be sampled in the Food Village alongside cooking demonstrations.

Children can be entertained in the Kids’ Zone, with an eclectic mix of activities from circus to craft workshops and storytelling in the tipi.

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 on a large outdoor screen by our grassy patch, provided of course with strawberries!

Come and sample our delights.

5-Day Artist Residency with Exhibition (30th May-3rd June)

There's an opportunity for 6 experienced artists to run a mini apprenticeship session with residents from the Bemerton Estate running up to the festival. The 5 day program (11am-4pm) will take place in a huge warehouse within the estate grounds, with each pair having their own personal work studio within the warehouse The artist can use their work studio space for a week (flexible) to generate some exciting pieces of artwork with the residents. The idea is for the 6 artists to work together with the residents to come up with an exciting joint-project with personal guidance.

The end result of the residency is to exhibit the artwork for one day in a pop up gallery for a viewing on the day of the Cally Festival – Sunday 3rd July. The pop up gallery is located in the centre of the festival strip on the high street. This is the first session of a pioneering project of teaming up artists with Bemerton Estate residents to produce artwork for the estate. Materials can be provided and we are aiming to use recycled materials where possible.

This project will be exposed to the local council, The Guardian and everyone at the Cally Festival.


Would you like to make some bunting for Cally Festival? Plenty of bright and colourful recycled materials are provided to decorate Caledonian Road. We are aiming to make over 300m for the event, so please join in and tell your friends and neighbours!


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