Private investment company Cain Hoy and its joint venture partner, developer Sager Group, have celebrated the launch of Islington Square, their 4.5 acre mixed-use shopping, leisure and residential district fronting Upper Street, by holding a spectacular free Festival of Culture on the site.
For one weekend only – 4 to 6 December 2015 – the Festival of Culture showcased well-known music and comedy acts, together with a variety of performances such as gospel choirs and buskers, an exhibition about Islington, community gardening, children’s entertainment, and workshops. The emphasis was on local talent and both the entertainment and the delicious street food market included something to suit every taste and age-range in this free celebration of family, history, culture and the future.
The weekend’s entertainment included a comedy night featuring Richard Herring, Abandoman, Joel Dommett, Imran Yusuf and Miss Hope Springs; a Saturday night musical spectacular with performances from Björn Again, Duke and Nathan Watson; and Danny Toeman and The King’s Head Theatre on Sunday.
Pop-Up cinema screenings included Pulp Fiction, About a Boy, Annie Hall, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, BFI historic short films and local documentary Through the Hole in the Wall.
Buskers and further local music acts performed throughout the weekend.
The video below shows highlights from the festival.