Christmas

Band play at Highbury light switch on

PUBLISHED: 17:13 20 December 2014

Islington's mayor Cllr Theresa Debono turns on the Highbury Christmas lights with Cllr Caroline Russell Pic: Dieter Perry

Islington's mayor Cllr Theresa Debono turns on the Highbury Christmas lights with Cllr Caroline Russell Pic: Dieter Perry

Dieter Perry

Dozens of people braved the chilly weather to see the Christmas lights switched on in Highbury Barn.

The Highbury Lights Christmas Orchestra sing carols Pic: Dieter Perry

The Highbury Lights Christmas Orchestra sing carols Pic: Dieter Perry

Festive revellers were treated to carols from the Highbury Barn Christmas Lights Orchestra accompanied by a choir from the nearby Joan of Arc Church.

Theresa Debono, mayor of Islington, and ward councillor Caroline Russell addressed the crowd.

Afterwards, Cllr Russell said: “There were lots of people there, and everyone joined in with the carol singing from the choir and the brass band.

“We congratulated the traders for their contribution to the 
lights, and I was delighted that all six councillors from Highbury East and West wards came together to provide a local initiative fund to make the decorations happen.

“The lights looks lovely and it was a nice festive collaboration to brighten up the area before Christmas.”


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