Search

New art exhibition showcases the history of Islington’s playgrounds

PUBLISHED: 14:17 25 May 2016 | UPDATED: 17:11 25 May 2016

Speakers at the launch of an exhibition celebrating half a century of adventure play in Islington

Speakers at the launch of an exhibition celebrating half a century of adventure play in Islington

Archant

More than 150 people attended the launch of an exhibition telling the story of the adventure playground in Islington last week at the Islington Museum.

Speakers at the launch of an exhibition celebrating half a century of adventure play in IslingtonSpeakers at the launch of an exhibition celebrating half a century of adventure play in Islington

Entitled “It’s Ours Whatever They Say”, the exhibition is being hosted by the Islington Play Association to celebrate 50 years of adventure play.

It features stories from people involved in the original campaigns to set up the playgrounds, as well as a “cabinet of treasures” uncovered from some of the sites.

“Islington has been extremely unique in maintaining such original adventure playgrounds,” said Anita Grant, chief executive of the Islington Play Association.

“If you have any connection to Islington this is a rare opportunity to get an insight into a part of your childhood.”

The exhibition will run until June 25. To find out more go to islingtonplay.org.uk


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Islington Gazette. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Islington Gazette