EVENTS

The Olden Garden

A Community Garden in Highbury

the garden of abandon

THE GARDEN OF ABANDON

 

THE OLDEN COMMUNITY GARDEN, WHISTLER STREET HIGHBURY N5

SUNDAY the 8th JUNE at 2.00pm

 

The gardener, poet and broadcaster St.John Stephen takes time off from worms, weeds and BBC London to transform himself into his other persona as The Hanging Gardener of Babylon and, for the second year running, brings a day of poetry, bluegrass, acoustic guitar and spoken word of every variety to The Chelsea Fringe!!!

 

A hugely popular event last year – it promises, once again, to be a must-attend event for people in the area.

 

Set in the beautiful surroundings of The Olden Garden, one of Islington’s most magical community spaces, the line-up is truly spectacular:

 

SALENA GODDEN - one of the UK’s most sought-after poets, who has no less than two books out this year: An anthology of poetry: Fishing in The Aftermath and a long-awaited memoir: Springfield Road

 

FRAN LOCK - London’s most brilliant young talent with a new anthology that is a must-buy for this year: The Mystic and the Pig Thief

 

THE BUNDY BOYS – Perfect London-grown Bluegrass – and perfect for a summer’s Sunday

 

AND NO LESS THAN A DOZEN MORE PERFORMERS OF EVERY VARIETY TO PASS AWAY THE AFTERNOON WITH SEVERAL OPEN MIC SLOTS FOR THOSE WHO PASS BY AND WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS EXTRAORDINARY EVENT.

Not enough to tempt you? HOW ABOUT COCKTAILS, A BARBEQUE, TEA AND CAKES?

 

A SUNDAY IN THE GARDEN TO REMEMBER……..

TICKETS ARE £8.00 with £4 concessions

 

Details on the Chelsea Fringe website here

 

Tickets also available from Eventbrite

 

 

Volunteer Days

 

We have volunteer days once a month on the third Saturday of every month from 10am to 4pm where members can help out around the garden. there is always lots to do for all ages and abilities. Our lovely gardeners are also on hand to help. And we provide a delicious lunch in return for a modest donation. But we need all kinds of volunteers to help run (and fund!) the garden and to help the upkeep. email us to find out more.

Our Diary

 

We have a full diary of events throughout the year. This months highlights include:

 

Chelsea Fringe 'Garden of Abandon' 8th June

Open Sqaures Sunday 14th June

National Gardens Scheme Sunday 15th June

 

The garden is also available to hire for parties and events at very reasonable rates.

email us to find out more.

Become a Member

 

Becoming a member is simple. Membership is open to everyone who lives in the London Borough of Islington. Annual membership costs £20 per household. Concession rates are available for unwaged. A one-off refundable £5 deposit is payable for a key to the garden.

 

Please email theoldengarden@yahoo.co.uk

for more information on joining up.

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