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Children’s Events and Activities at Holloway Arts Festival

Highlights include festival favourite, poet John Hegley and special guest Aoife Mannix who will be urging an audience of all ages to bring out their inner child, puppet workshops from Hit Gelamp and tall tales from storytellers One Moment in Time. A wonderful assortment of animations and films made by and for young people will be screened at the Islington Reels Gala Screening. All the festival outdoor events have workshops specifically for toddlers, create fantastic feathered flying machines at the Mayton Street Festival, make wonderful windmills and beautiful butterflies at Big Day Out and enjoy the Monster Shop Craft Club at the Friends of the Royal Northern Gardens Under 5's picnic.


Mayton Street Festival 2012

Date: Saturday 2 June 2012
Time: 1-5.30pm
Venue: Mayton Street and the Old Fire Station, N7 6QT
Tickets: FREE
Age Range: All ages

On Saturday 2nd June you will find Mayton Street and the Old Fire Station filled with artists, activities and events.

Dance to live music, design your own hat, drink tea and eat cake at our Jubilee tearoom or simply just come down and soak up the atmosphere at what promises to be the best free street party in North London this summer.

Mayton Street Festival is organised in partnership with Holloway Neighbourhood Group.


Big Day Out 2012

Date: Sunday 3 June 2012
Time: 1-5pm
Venue: Whittington Park, N19 4RS
Tickets: FREE
Age Range: All ages

Big Day Out returns to Whittington Park on Sunday 3rd June. This fantastic free event will run from 1pm to 5pm and will be filled with live music, performances, workshops and a whole host of different stalls. Come and join us for the perfect Sunday afternoon which all the family can enjoy.


John Hegley 'Animal Alphaboating for All' plus special guest Aoife Mannix.

Date: Sunday 3 June 2012
Time: 8-9.30pm
Venue:Platform, N7 7QT
Tickets: £9 / £7 (concessions) on the door
Age Range: Suitable for 8+

A show for all who can stay up this late. Some is child-oriented material; we've all been one once, and some is for those who are older, which is where we're all headed. Includes goats and boats, fish and ships, yachts and guillemotting. In turn, jolly, melancholly and melifluid. No hamsters.

 

 


Friends of the Royal Northern Gardens Under 5s Picnic

Date: Tuesday 5 June 2012
Time: 12 - 2pm
Venue: Royal Northern Gardens, N7 6QX
Tickets: FREE
Age Range: Suitable for under 5s

Join the Friends of the Royal Northern Gardens for a 'bring your own' Jubilee picnic. The Monster Shop Craft Club for the under 5s will display their art and craft in the gardens for this special occasion and will also run a Jubilee craft workshop during the picnic! Suitable for all ages, particularly suitable for families.


One Moment In Time

Date: Sunday 10 June 2012
Time: 3pm and 4pm
Tickets: £2.50 / £2 (concessions) on the door
Age Range: Suitable for 3 – 10
Location. Platform Basement

An Ocean of Stories - tales from beneath the sea.

A fisherman who marries a mysterious Selkie maid, a fish who helps young Davy to escape the clutches of the Devil, headstrong pirates and monsters of the deep… Explore the rich folklore of the British Isles with these tall tales from the depths of the ocean. Told with story, song, and live accordion music. www.onemomentintimetheatre.com


Islington Reels Gala Screening

Date: Sunday 10 June
Time: 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
Tickets: £2 on the door
Age Range: Suitable for all ages
Location: Platform Theatre

A wonderful assortment of animations and films made by and for young people, sharing their experience of life in the 21st century. This year’s selection includes Wake Up! A short film by children from Grafton Primary School, the experimental documentary Lives on Screen filmed on the Cornwallis estate in Holloway and ‘The Stories of Five Olympic Circles’ an animation made by one hundred and forty children from the London borough of Islington and the pupils of the Czech School without Borders, London.


Me and My Shadow

Date: Sunday 10 June 2012
Time: 1-3.30pm
Venue Platform Media Room
Tickets: £2 on the door

Age Range: Suitable for 8+

Come and discover the magic of your shadow in this afternoon workshop with shadow puppeteers Louise Radinger and Aggeliki Polatou. We’ll play with shadows, lights, torches, make some shadow puppets and have a fantastic shadow performance at the end! We look forward to seeing you there! www.hitgelamp.com