Announcing the Wray Crescent Festival, July 27

Announcing the Wray Crescent Festival, July 27

2024-07-07 0 By Editor

We’re thrilled to announce the second Wray Crescent Festival will take place on Saturday, July 27 in Wray Crescent park.

The festival, supported by Islington’s parks team, is completely free to attend and will run from 12-5.

And in the run up to the event you can join our free yoga and tai-chi sessions in the park, which start on July 11 at 6:30pm.

So much to do at Wray Crescent’s Festival

There will be so much to do, with more music, more stalls, workshops, and amazing raffle prizes contributed by local traders on Stroud Green Road and elsewhere.

The festival will host music, arts, sports for kids, fairground games, bouncy castle, the famed kids v. parents tug of war, hot drinks, and stalls selling flowers, gifts, food, and loads of community groups. 

Watch out for our beautiful leaflet, and please share the news with your friends.

Stunning Music and Entertainment

The N19 stage entertainment programme will include Dandy Andy at 1pm, the Tunes on TAP ukulele orchestra, Wray Crescent’s own classical music slam, and talented musicians from the N19 pub’s brilliant open mic night.

We’ve got Nick Putz, Punch and Judy, face painting, a bouncy castle, coconut shy, and the fabulous Totally Flawed drumming workshop. There will be sports events for kids, including sack racing, egg and spoon, football and tug of war.

Fabulous Workshops and Community Groups

Islington Libraries will host workshops for kids. Cycle Islington, JoyRiders, Energy Advice, Brickworks community centre, Home Start Islington, LBTQIA Switchboard and others will all host stalls at the festival, which we hope becomes a showcase for the powerful spirit of our brilliant community.

You’ll also get to take a look at the slightly expanded Wray Crescent History Exhibition and kids will love exploring the Blue Watch fire engine which will show up, assuming it isn’t needed elsewhere.

Amazing raffle prizes

You’ll be able to win prizes too, thanks to the amazing raffle put together with Stroud Green traders and other local stores.

Your Dogs get to Have Fun too

Dog owners won’t be left behind. There will be a dog agility event where well-behaved dogs will be able to win prizes and dogs will win prizes for being in fancy dress, too.

UPDATE July 16:

With help from Islington dog wardens, Wray Crescent Festival will once again host its annual dog show, with fantastic prizes thanks to our new sponsors, Snoots vet. Sign up begins at noon and events begin 1pm.

  • Prizes will be given in the following categories:
  • Dog Agility (Heats & Finals).
  • Dog Fancy Dress.
  • Seek & Find.
  • Old Timer (Senior dogs).
  • Best Dog in Show.

Snoots is a member-only veterinary clinic in Angel, Islington. Membership costs £33/month for unlimited primary vet care – which includes clinic visits, discounted medication, vaccinations, travel certificates, x-rays, blood tests, neutering, telehealth, and more.

Snoots are incredibly excited to sponsor this part of the Wray Crescent festival, so please visit their booth to find out more and to win a free one-year membership at Snoots

You Can Run Your own Stall!

If you have bric-a-brac you’d like to sell we are once again inviting people to set up blanket stalls at the event. We will request a donation toward festival costs for this, and you should write to us to secure a place.

Get involved

We are still adding to the festival programme and remain keen to hear from musicians, entertainers, stallholders, and other local groups who might want to take part in the event or contribute prizes to the raffle.

Finally, we encourage you to please sign the local petition to oppose the felling of Wray Crescent’s precious trees, which help define the space.

We would like to thank

We would also like to thank London Borough of Islington’s parks team, Pretty Shiny Shop, everyone at the N19 public house, Vinci Facilities, Friends of Paradise Park, and our wonderful volunteer team who are doing so much to help make the festival happen.

We’ve worked really hard to bring this together for you, and we’re delighted to be able to host the festival once again. We look forward to having a lovely day with you at the second Wray Crescent Festival on July 27 between 1-5pm.