The Holloway Arts Festival this June celebrates its tenth year with the now signature programme of music, spoken word, film, visual arts, crafts, theatre and comedy.
Music lovers can enjoy a percussion-powered explosion from the 8-strong music performance collective Perhaps Contraption, gypsy swing jazz from Trio Manouche and unexpected tunes restyled by the Hackney Colliery Band while Mavrika will bring contemporary rock versions of 1920’s Greek blues to North London.
Festival favourite, poet John Hegley urges the audience to bring their inner child to his show 'Animal Alphaboating for All'.
Amongst the comedy on offer, comedian and poet Paul Lyalls will compere an evening of comedy with magician Otiz Cannelloni plus special guest Josie Long.
The festival also includes two 'set pieces' with the Mayton Street Festival on 2 June 2012, and the Big Day Out in Whittington Park on Sunday 3 June 2012.
The festival includes plenty for young people and families to enjoy. Highlights include a puppet workshop from Hit Gelamp that explores the magic of shadows, and tall tales from the depths of the ocean from storytellers One Moment in Time. 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.
The organisers have tried to create oodles of opportunities to get involved. Full information about opportunities and competitions and the full programme can be found at www.hollowayartsfestival.co.uk.
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