Hornsey Street Festival

Sun 1 Jun 2014
1.00 - 5.00pm
Hornsey Street, N7
Free (Please book for the Hunt and Darton Tea Parties - booking available soon

A brand new street festival with a twist -Live Art duo Hunt and Darton host an interactive pop-up café (book here). Experience the unexpected with Stop! Look! Listen! - a series of unusual performances from Stacy Makishi, Gillie Kleiman, Susannah Hewlett, Morven Mulgrew and Lucy Hutson. Other acts include Silversmith Dance Company, Party Like It’s 2012, and music from Global Local bands The Turbans, Sankoulekan and Animanz and the Holloway Carnival Band. Get creative with art workshops and join in Holloway’s own carnival parade at 3pm.

Hunt and Darton Pop-up Café

A fully functioning café that blends art with the everyday, Hunt & Darton Café is a social and artistic hub where spontaneity and performance meet great food and drink.

Popping up at Unit 6, The Studios for Hornsey Street Festival, Hunt & Darton Café will be offering Afternoon Tea with a twist. Hunt & Darton in their iconic fruit or veggie attire will encourage playful participation and meaningful social encounters through their comic interaction, performances, and theme days. Declaring this day as Neighbours Day, expect to be introduced to EVERYONE, take part in the much loved ‘Not Great British Bake Off’ or Hunt & Darton Sports Day, a free durational raffle and the chance to buy a trifle to feed the whole cafe. Food on offer includes Battenberg cake, sugar sandwiches and coco pops- and no! You are not too old to have coco pops! At Hunt & Darton Café we are proud to satisfy appetites in more ways than one.This isn’t a café with art in it – this is a café that IS art, a place to belong and a place to play.

Hunt & Darton is a Live Art collaboration between Jenny Hunt and Holly Darton. They have both practiced Art since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2003 and been working together for 8 years. Approaching Live Art from a Fine Art background they work across mediums with a sculptural approach to performance, choreographing words and movement in a sensory way and setting up alternative spaces – often creating installations to perform within. The work derives from shared celebrations and anxieties surrounding life choices particularly as women, in Britain, now.

‘A pop up establishment of disarming eccentricity’  Lyn Gardner, Guardian
Hunt & Darton are Associate Artists of Arts Admin and Cambridge Junction. Hunt & Darton Café is supported by Arts Council England  www.huntanddartoncafe.com

Live Art performances: Stop! Look! Listen!

Experience the unexpected and join us for a series of unusual interactions on the streets of Holloway. Featuring performances from Stacy MakishiGillie Kleiman, Susannah HewlettMorven Mulgrew and Lucy Hutson amongst others.

Silversmith Dance Theatre perform ‘The Welcome Mat’

Instantly Theatrical presents ‘The Welcome Mat’, a lively physical performance exploring the importance of engaging with our neighbours and community in a world of high-speed living, working, commuting and online everything! Instantly Theatrical is a performance group creating fun, entertaining projects and performances for family friendly events, and is part of the community strand of Silversmith Dance Theatre.

London 2012 Performers present Party Like It’s 2012

Enjoy this collective of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Ceremony Cast Volunteers as they present a fun and upbeat tribute to the London 2012 Ceremonies. Featuring a selection of original costumes and music, with the occasional surprise, from volunteers who performed at the London 2012 Ceremonies.

Islington Family Learning art workshop: Pop Up Cards

Join together to make unique pop-up cards using cut out paper and folds.

Holloway Carnival Band

Featuring young musicians from the local area playing you their lively carnival mix.

Global Local bands 

The Turbans
The Turbans is an international musical collective travelling the world on a quest to discover and create great music, starting in Nepal in 2009 when classical violinist Darius Luke Thompson and guitarist Oshan Mahony played together for the first time in Kathmandu. They travelled by bicycle to India where they formed a band that has played music all the way through Pakistan, India, Turkey, Greece, Poland, Spain and the UK for the last three years.


Nahini Doumbia is one of West Africa’s most accomplished djembefolas. He formed his group Sankoulekan, which means ‘thunder’ in Bambara in 2010 bringing together the finest of West African percussionists from Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Senegal with talented performers from the UK. A significant presence on the London music scene, Sankoulekan is constantly cultivating new ideas, sharing their love of African percussion with audiences everywhere. The band has delighted audiences at many prestigious venues including the South Bank Centre, Portobello Community Festival, the Eid Festival in Leicester Square, Notting Hill Carnival, and the School of Oriental and African Studies. They have led inspiring percussion workshops at Womad, Drum Camp and the Cedar Cultural Centre in Minneapolis. In March 2012, Sankoulekan made their cinematic debut in a Bollywood movie filmed in London, starring Bollywood superstar Shah Rikh Khan. Sankoulekan skilfully combines West-African modern sounds with traditional Mandinka rhythms to take you into a percussive upbeat journey into African music and culture. The band’s thunderous and fiery rhythms are guaranteed to sweep you off your feet! It’s African drumming and dancing at its best!


West London based funk band Animanz play a mix of Funk, Afrobeat & Latin. All originals, all fresh, all energy. High Powered raw 70′s sound as well as throwing in a modern twist. Be sure to have your dancing shoes on.


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