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Cally Festival is all set for Sunday July 3rd

June 7, 2011

Get ready to clear the traffic and pave the street in people!

The Cally Festival is shaping-up to be a memorable and place-changing event as the whole community pulls together to celebrate the great neighbourhood where we live.

Caledonian Road will be completely closed to traffic between Offord Road and Richmond Avenue for the Cally Festival on Sunday 3rd July. Ever single vehicle will be removed by early morning and for a day the whole street will be reclaimed for kids, parents, visitors, shoppers and revellers.

Described by the organisers as a “pop-up” event, the festival will result in the street being lined with over 70 independent market traders and local shops selling a range of products from designer-maker crafts to home-made cakes.

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. 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 will 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 tennis fans need not miss out – the Wimbledon finals will be shown live on a large outdoor screen by our grassy patch, provided of course with strawberries!

Rupert Perry says “I’m really looking forward to July 3rd. There’s a great energetic buzz about the organisation of the festival. It’s shaping-up to give Cally’s shops and businesses their best single boost in a generation.”

The festival is being organised by neighbourhood groups including Team Cally and supported by numerous businesses and organisations.

For latest news about the festival, there is an almost non-stop Twitter feed available at!/TheCallyFest. For slightly more sedate online information go to the festival website at

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