Thousands attend fourth annual Cally Festival
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Thousands of people poured out onto Caledonian Road to join in with the festivities of an annual event.
The Cally Festival took over the street - which runs from Islington to King’s Cross - for the fourth year in a row on Sunday with over 60 stalls, live music and poetry, storytelling and dancing.
Cllr Paul Convey, who represents Caledonian Ward, said: “The Festival is a pinnacle event to an all-year-around programme of improvement to our high street that aims to bring together the many different people of the Cally.
“It shows that we really are a community that’s pulling together to make our shared High Street a place we are proud of.”
Children were invited to join in with a pirate adventure with the crew Crumble’s Castle Adventure Playground which involved all manner of swashbuckling activities, from sword making to bandana decorating.
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The main stage offered music from a top local band Burning Wheel with a guest appearance by local character, Dave Elvis.
Will Perrin, who runs the King’s Cross Environment website, said: “The Festival is the result of immense hard work by local people, artists, businesses, community groups, organisations and the Council.
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“It’s a tremendous symbol of how far the area has come as when I first lived on the Cally in 2001 this sort of thing was simply inconceivable.
“It isn’t just the usual rent-a-stall-street-thing but has a strong vein of genuinely local groups celebrating their stuff and eclectic artists and performers.”
Festival organisers estimated around 8,500 people visited throughout the day.