Free Festival of Culture at Islington Square Dec 4-6

A spectacular Festival of Culture will be held at Islington Square, the former sorting and post office on Upper Street for one weekend only 4-6 December 2015.

The festival will showcase well-known music and comedy acts, together with gospel choirs and buskers, an Islington exhibition, community gardening, and children’s entertainment– and the street food market will feature tastes to suit everyone.

A large pop-up cinema will screen films from family favourites to cult classics – Pulp Fiction, About a Boy, Annie Hall, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, BFI historic short films, and local documentary Through the Hole in the Wall – and a magnificent light display will be projected onto the building showing some of Islington’s best features, past present and future.

The weekend’s entertainment includes Friday Night is Comedy Night, featuring Richard Herring, Abandoman, Joel Dommett, Imran Yusuf and Miss Hope Springs; a Saturday night musical spectacular with performances from Björn Again, Duke and Nathan Watson; and Danny Toeman at The King’s Head Theatre on Sunday.

The former post office is currently being transformed into a new 500,000 sq ft shopping, leisure and residential district fronting Upper Street by Sager Group.

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Entry is from Upper Street, next to the former Mitre pub, 130 Upper Street, opposite St Mary’s Church.