In Pictures: Angel Canal Festival

The Angel Canal Festival

The Angel Canal Festival - Credit: Dieter Perry

The sun shone brightly over Regent’s Canal for a one day waterway festival yesterday.

The annual Angel Canal Festival arrived at City Road Lock and Basin for on Sunday with a pop-up beach, live music, boat rides and more than 80 stalls.

Beryl Windsor BEM, who organised the festivalm said: “I think it was one of our best festivals yet and the weather could not have been better.

“It couldn’t have been done without the volunteers including 24 young people who did different things and all sorts during the day.”

Donkey rides, a pirate ship, reptiles and bird of prey were just some of the things on hand to keep everyone entertained, including the Mayor of Islington, Cllr Theresa Debono, who arrived on a boat with her family.

She opened the event with a speech before the revelry commenced and also visited the Bridgeside Lodge Care Home where she danced along to the live music.

Fatma Makalo, center manager at the care home, said: “There is a wonderful feeling of community based around the canal, and it was great to throw open the gates to let festival visitors mingle with our residents.”