Get down to Angel Central’s ‘Do Good Festival’ in aid of Islington Mind

Jay Blades from BBC One’s The Repair Shop will be among creatives, businesses and campaigners celebrating sustainable living in a month-long festival.

Over June, Angel Central shopping centre is hosting sustainable fashion pop-ups, workshops, talks and markets where you can learn more about how to live a more sustainable life.

Headliners will include Bella Gonshorovitz, author of ‘Grow, Cook, Dye, Wear’, who on June 17 will share how to live a more homegrown lifestyle, and furniture restoration guru Jay Blades, who will give a talk and Q&A on June 22. Tickets for both events are £10 each, with proceeds going to mental health and wellbeing charity Islington Mind.

Throughout June Angel Central is also partnering Islington Climate Centre for Climate Coalition Big Green Week (June 10-18) and London Climate Action Week (June 24-July 2) for a series of events including a mending embroidery workshop on June 15 to help you restore your favourite garments.

There’s plenty of shopping to enjoy with lifestyle brand MUJI’s Community Market showcasing food, arts and crafts, textiles, ceramics and more on June 17, and a Sustainable Market of London-based ethical businesses on June 24 and 25.

Plus, sustainable fashion campaigners Love Not Landfill will be on hand from June 29-July 2 encouraging shoppers to swap, recycle, repair and donate their unwanted threads. And if that’s not all, rifle through the rails of Lone Design Club’s rotating showcase of sustainable designers.

Got some pre-loved activewear you don’t need anymore? Donate to fitness studio FRAME throughout June and you can get a free class pass. Your donations will be sold at the Lone Design Club pop-up with all proceeds going to Islington Mind.

Angel Central’s Centre Manager Adam Cummins said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming our special guests including Jay Blades and Bella Gonshorovitz to Angel Central and sharing with our community this month of great events for us all to learn from and enjoy.”

For more about the Do Good Festival, click here.