Go Islington festival heads back to Highbury Fields: Go! Islington - activity at the 2018 Festival

16 Jul 2019

Go Islington festival heads back to Highbury Fields

Highbury Fields is once again hosting a day packed full of sporty fun and activities this July as Go Islington returns to energise the borough.

This year the festival will be held on Saturday 27 July from 11am to 4pm, and will offer up to 20 different sports and activities to try for free.

Highlights include archery, boxing, football and mixed martial arts. There will also be free cycle repairs, an Arsenal pop-up goal, and circus skills with Roundhouse Street Circus Festival.

The Launchpad stage, which is hugely popular with Islington young people, is back showcasing a range of music and dance with talented young performers from Platform, Lift and Rose Bowl Youth Hubs.

Younger children can enjoy activities in the Family Field including; Waterside Adventure Playground activities, Highbury Bandstand One O’clock Club and a sing-along with Singing Harriette.

There is a prize draw for young people who try five or more sports.

This year is the 7th annual Go Islington. The festival is one of Islington's legacies from the London 2012 Olympics and attracts thousands of people to join in the fun, try something new and get into sport.

Cllr Janet Burgess, Islington Council Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Health and Social Care, said: “Go Islington is always a fantastic event and a really popular family day out. There are so many different sports to try which cater to all ages and physical abilities that you are bound to discover something new that you enjoy.

“I encourage everyone to put this date in their diary and head down to Highbury Fields on Saturday 27 July to experience the fun!”

Find out more at www.islington.gov.uk/goislington or search #GoIslington on Twitter

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