Search

Thousands flock to Whitecross Street Party in Finsbury

PUBLISHED: 16:41 24 July 2013

Pictured is artist Andrea Tyrimos

Pictured is artist Andrea Tyrimos

Dieter Perry

Thousands flocked to the annual Whitecross Street Party for the festival’s “best ever” weekend of art, live music and street food.

More than 60 high-profile artists, including 20 live painters, displayed works at the free festival, including Edible Bus Stop, Filthy Luker and Andrea Tyrimos.

Meanwhile, the stage saw performances from dance acts Marawa’s Majorettes and P.D.K. and music acts Lyrix Organix, LSO Community Choir and Punkture Sluts. Families also enojoyed a kids zone.

Teddy Baden, the creator of the festival, in its fourth year, said: “It’s just a lovely community event with real grass roots community stuff going on.

“It was such a beautiful atmosphere and the best ever yet. I think the community was a bit dubious about us at first, but now we have their full support.”

Artist Andrea Tyrimos, 26, said: “Sometimes people think inner London communities don’t exist, but this shows it does. It’s such a great chance for artists to exhibit too. I was honoured to take part.”

For more pictures click on the link to our photo gallery in the top right hand corner.

0 comments

Latest Islington News Stories

Yesterday, 18:59

Chapel Market traders were today fearful for the future of the Islington institution following the announced closure of its century-old pie and mash shop Manze’s.

Yesterday, 18:06

Transport police want to speak to this man over a sexual assault at Finsbury Park station during the morning rush hour.

Yesterday, 17:43

Arsenal ranks as one of the Premier League’s worst clubs for season ticket affordability, according to research.

Yesterday, 16:17

A racing driver with kids at Laycock Primary School is using his experience on the road to pass safety tips to students.

Yesterday, 10:38

The town hall has taken a step towards reopening an investigation into the child abuse scandal that still blackens Islington’s name – thanks to evidence uncovered by the Gazette.

Wed, 20:42

Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry tonight joined the hundreds of people bemoaning the closure of M. Manze, saying: “It’s part of what Islington represents.”

Wed, 16:58

Chapel Market institution M. Manze is to shut after 106 years in Islington.

Wed, 14:58

Furious five-a-side players have served Islington Council with a legal notice over the decision to replace their pitches at the Sobell Leisure Centre with a trampoline park.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now